SAFE is a web and email based, (501)(c)(3) advocacy organization that connects with individuals, elected officials, government leaders, governmental departments/agencies, businesses, clubs, the media, etc., to promote safety on Florida roadways. SAFE periodically distributes a free, email newsletter.
SAFE's long-term goal is to change Florida’s reputation from being known as a “killing zone” for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists, to being known as the safest state in the nation for travelers. SAFE will not have accomplished its mission until Florida is universally recognized as the #1 motorist, pedestrian, bicyclist and transit friendly state in the USA.
SAFE was founded in 2003. At that time, SAFE’s sole mission was to influence the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to build bicycle lanes and additional sidewalks on the west side of SR A1A in Delray Beach. At that time, our membership was confined, for the most part, to Delray Beach residents.
Over the years, SAFE has enlarged the scope of its mission to include safety on all Florida roads, and to include motorist safety, in addition to pedestrian and bicyclist safety. In the past few years, SAFE has added transit and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) advocacy to its mission statement; and, has been successful in convincing developers to include ped/bike/transit facilities in their building plans.
SAFE has few membership meetings, instead, relying on its website & “pushed messaging” (email) to communicate. SAFE advocacy activities include writing emails to elected officials/government leaders, submitting “letters to the editor”, taking on special projects, proposing law changes, preparing research reports, and attending public meetings.
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