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.
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.