Plans & Studies
Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board
Interested in attending or hosting a free Bicycle and/or Pedestrian (Walking) related meeting, planning session, presentation, demonstration, training or on-bicycle safety course?  Contact the City of Gainesville (FL) Bicycle/Pedestrian Program by completing this online event request form: or by Phone: (352) 393-8493 / Email:  
2018 Leadership Academy (Florida Teen Driving Safety Coalition - FTDSC)

Area High Schools: Free statewide conference!

The Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition is made up of concerned citizens, just like you, who are dedicated to
empowering our teens with the skills to become safe drivers and/or passengers. Our goal is to drive down teen
crashes and fatalities in Florida, and our strongest tool to reach that goal is to educate a team of teens who will
lead by example and who will teach their peers on this important issue.

We are looking for teams made up of two to four teens and an adult chaperone from high schools across the
state.  While at the Leadership Academy, teams will be trained on many aspects of teen traffic safety, create an
action plan to implement a traffic safety campaign back at their school, and attend workshops on leadership skills
and other topics relevant to success.

Leadership Academy Manuals:
2015     2016      2017

Seating is limited, so apply now to have your group considered.


Melissa Branca
Lead Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition
Statewide Coordinator Florida S.A.D.D.
Cell: (850) 570-8879

Gainesville Area Contact:

Dekova Batey, Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition Member
Voicemail: (352) 393-8493

Dekova Batey, Coordinator
City of Gainesville Public Works Department
Bicycle/Pedestrian Program
P.O. Box 490, M.S. 58
Gainesville, Florida 32627-0490
Phone: (352) 393-8493
Fax: (352) 393-7987

Last updated 2/14/2018 D.T.B.