Published On: Sun, Oct 6th, 2019

Mix it Up Challenge for Mobility Week – October 25th – November 1st

A second annual statewide Mobility Week will be celebrated Oct. 25 – Nov. 1, by cities, counties, employers, individuals and transportation partner agencies.

Mobility Week is a collection of outreach events to bring attention to safe, multimodal transportation choices, highlight achievements, and kick off new initiatives or policies.

Take the challenge to try a new way to travel during Mobility Week 2019. The Mix-It-Up Challenge is an opportunity to earn rewards for riding transit, biking, walking, carpooling or teleworking.

Wondering how you could Mix-It-Up?

  • Save money and make new friends by carpooling to work
  • Burn extra calories by biking or walking to the gym
  • Explore a new route by traveling on a bus or train
  • Skip traffic by working from home

Take the pledge

Click to take the pledge today!

Prize Details: Participants that log trips between Oct 25–Nov 1, 2019 will be automatically entered in a drawing for prizes.

Winners will be selected randomly. Winners will be notified via email by November 15, 2019 and will have until November 30, 2019 to claim prize(s) once notified. If winners do not reply within the required timeframe, they forfeit all rights to prizes, and another winner will be selected. Prizes will include gift cards, passes to local attractions, and other promotional items.\

Here are the various transportation options available in South Florida. Choose your favorite mode of transportation to find out more information and resources related to that mode, then take the transportation challenge.

Rail

Explore Tri-Rail, providing service along a 72-mile corridor in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. There are a total of eighteen stations.

Six Stations in Palm Beach County

  • Boca Raton
  • Boyton Beach
  • Delray Beach
  • Mangonia Park
  • Palm Beach
  • West Palm Beach

Seven Stations in Broward County

  • Cypress Creek
  • Deerfield Beach
  • Hollywood
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport at Dania Beach
  • Pompano Beach
  • Sheridan Street

Five Stations in Miami-Dade County

  • Golden Glades
  • Hialeah Market
  • Metrorail Transfer
  • Miami Airport Station
  • Opa-locka

All have shuttle services to/from Tri-Rail stations to other major destinations.

Brightline: Operated by All Aboard Florida, Brightline provides premium express rail service along the FEC rail line from West Palm Beach to Miami with planned future service to Orlando.

Metrorail: Explore Metrorail, a 25-mile elevated rapid transit system that provides service to Miami International Airport and runs from Kendall through South Miami, Coral Gables, and downtown Miami; to the Civic Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital area; and to Brownsville, Liberty City, Hialeah, and Medley in northwest Miami-Dade, with connections to Broward and Palm Beach counties at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer station. The 23 accessible Metrorail stations are about one mile apart, providing easy access for bus riders and pedestrians.


Bus

Ride around South Florida without having to worry about parking or the cost of gasoline. Palm Tran can take you throughout the county!


Carpool

Ridesharing

Ridesharing is a great way to cutting down transportation costs and reducing your carbon footprint.

Visit South Florida Commuter Services to find out more about commute options such as carpooling and vanpooling and other commuter programs.


Telework

Telecommuting

Telework is a work arrangement whereby employees are allowed to perform the normal duties and responsibilities of their positions through the use of computers or telecommunications, at home or another place apart from the employees’ usual place of work. Ask your supervisor or human resources staff if you can telework during Mobility Week.


Bicycling

Bicycling

Bicycling is one of the most utilized modes of active transportation in South Florida. Thousands of South Florida residents bike to work as their primary mode or use their bikes in conjunction with bus/rail.

 


Walking

Walking

Walking has significant benefits on our transportation system, environment and on our personal health.

Visit mapmywalk to find printable walking maps of any city. The resources below provide information on pedestrian laws, responsibilities and safety tips.



Walking and Bicycling Safety

Under Florida law, a bicycle is considered a vehicle, and is entitled to share the road with cars, trucks and other vehicles. Become familiar with state traffic laws that apply to bicycles and pedestrians.

Additional bicycle and pedestrian resources are listed below.

Florida Pedestrian/Bicycling Safety Resource Center

National Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Law Synopsis

Florida Bicycle Street Smarts


Other Resources

You can always use other options such as taxis, private car share or ride hailing services for your last mile connectivity or in conjunction with other commuter benefits programs.

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. As a newly elected County Commissioner, Weinroth has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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