April 17, 2018
The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) reThink Your Commute program partnered with Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to host the 2018 “Not So Noisy” Bike Week February 19-24, 2018. This initiative promoted bike safety and active transportation in Daytona Beach, FL.
A community festival took place on Saturday, February 24 at Bethune-Cookman University’s L. Gale Lemerand School of Nursing. The festival featured a kid-friendly bicycle safety rodeo and a transportation information fair. Representatives from the FDOT’s Alert Today Alive Tomorrow campaign, Votran, the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization, Florida Bicycle Association, and others were on-site to answer questions and provide safety resources.
As part of the community festival, the Daytona Beach Police Department escorted a 6.5-mile slow-paced bike ride. The route began and ended at Bethune-Cookman University, with participants traveling to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Daytona State College. The community festival included the Florida premier of the documentary “Why We Cycle.”