Bike Sharing Arrives in Tallahassee!
Pace, a new nationwide, dockless bike share service for cities and colleges, made its debut in Tallahassee! Pace is powered by Zagster, and features a first-of-its-kind flexible docking bike share model. Tallahassee will be the first in a wave of cities to offer this bike sharing model.
Tallahassee’s bike share system will consist of 300 shared bikes, able to be rented and returned from any of Pace’s 50 dedicated bike parking racks, or from any of the hundreds of public bike racks available throughout the City. To join Pace, riders download the free Pace Bike Share app, available in the App Store or Google Play. There is no membership fee to join Pace, and rides start at just $1 per half hour. More information can be found at http://ridepace.com/tallahassee/.
January – June 2017 Biannual Multimodal Project Report
The Biannual Update on Multimodal Projects details the project information for all bicycle, pedestrian, placemaking, and safety-supportive improvements within Leon County. Projects are categorized by current status:
- Under Design – project is in planning and engineering phase
- Under Construction – project has been funded and work has begun
- Completed – project has been completed
Projects are organized by implementing agency and project statuses are updated biannually. There are currently five agencies funding and constructing multimodal improvements in Leon County:
- City of Tallahassee
- Leon County
- Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA)
- Blueprint 2000
- Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
St. Marks Trail/FAMU Way Extension Impact Information
St. Marks Trail was reopened in early June and will remain open, with connections to Gamble Street eastbound and westbound via pedestrian/bicycle detour throughout the rest of the closure.
Gamble Street at Mill Street is still currently closed and is planned to remain closed through the end of 2017. Once Gamble Street reopens, the roundabout will be fully constructed and there are no anticipated Gamble Street road closures for the rest of the project.
Eugenia Street from Russell Drive to Gamble Street is still currently closed and is planned to remain closed until late summer or early Fall 2018, and at that time it will be renamed FAMU Way.
Gamble Street Closure
Starting June 1, a portion of Gamble Street near the Mills Street intersection will be closed for approximately six months while crews construct a roundabout at that intersection as part of the FAMU Way Extension project. Detour signs will be clearly posted to navigate motorists around the closure and work zone. A map of the detour route is included below for reference.
Tallahassee Named One of the Best Bike Cities
Tallahassee was named one of the 50 Best Bike Cities by Bicycling Magazine! Recognizing the smart growth policies and investments in bicycling infrastructure, Bicycling Magazine ranked Tallahassee #38 among the Best Bike Cities in the Unites States.