May is National Bike Month!
Whether you are a confident everyday cyclist, a weekend warrior, or someone who has not ridden a bike in years, Bike Tallahassee encourages you to participate.
Bike Route Map
The BIKE ROUTE MAP identifies the bike route network, trails and streets with bicycle facilities, and comfort ratings for different streets in our community.
Bike to School Day
May 10 is National Bike to School Day. Bike Tallahassee encourages families to participate by biking or walking to school. For families who live too far to walk or bicycle, families with limited routes for walking and bicycling, bus riders, and children with disabilities, identifying a designated starting point other than home and biking or walking from there is a good option for participating. Walking or biking at school may also be a good option.
Bike to Work Week
May 15-19 is National Bike to Work Week, with May 19 being Bike to Work Day. If you are not confident to bike to work, create your own celebration by making it Bike Anywhere Day. Try biking to a coffee shop, the grocery store, a friend’s house, a local park, or anywhere else you want to go. You can find more Bike Month Dates and National Events here: National Bike Month Dates and Events.
Please join us for our Bike Month Event!
For more information please contact Julie Christesen
FAMU Way Extension/St. Marks Trail Impacts
Construction on phase 2 of the FAMU Way Extension is now underway! The next phase of work includes extending the roadway, trail and amenities from Pinellas Street to Gamble Street. Crews will start work in the areas immediately west of Pinellas Street and also near the intersection of Kissimmee Street and the St. Marks Trail. Over the next 24 months, work will move northeast from Gamble Street toward Pinellas Street.
On Monday, April 17, it will be necessary to close a portion of Eugenia Street between Disston Street and Gamble Street to allow crews to work on the stormwater enhancements and begin construction of the new roadway and trail. The closure will prevent access to Stearns Street via Gamble Street or Eugenia Street, but access via Mosely Street will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.
Due to this construction, the St. Marks Trail will be temporarily closed from Gamble Street to Kissimmee Street. Bicycle traffic is being detoured down Mill Street until Mid-May.
The Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department actively partners with the community to collect baseline data on bicycling in Tallahassee and Leon County.
If you are interested in participating in future Bicycle Counts, please use this form to let us know. We will contact you when future counts are scheduled. more...
Bike Tour of Downtown Bike Routes
The Florida PedBike Safety Resource Center, in coordination with the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department, recently held a bike tour of downtown bike routes on February 11. Special emphasis was placed on demonstrating the proper use of bike boxes.
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.
Downtown-University Protected Bike Lane Network – Phase 2
Phase 2 is currently underway for the Downtown-University Protected Bike Lane Network. Phase 2 will connect the existing protected bike lanes to Varsity Drive near Doak Campbell Stadium along Pensacola Street and St. Augustine Street. Both streets are currently painted with buffered bike lanes. As work continues, green striping will be added. Physical barrier separations and wayfinding signage will be installed later in the fall.
Learn more about both phases of the Protected Bike Lane Network.
At the June 22, 2016 City of Tallahassee Commission meeting, the City Commission voted to approve an agreement that will provide an opportunity to extend the existing St. Marks Trail north to Lake Bradford Road near the Gaines Street intersection. The City Commission also directed that funding be provided in the upcoming budget to fully fund the construction of the trail and be completed by the time the apartment complex is completed.