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Mobility Week

Mobility Week, October 28 - November 1

Mobility Week is fast approaching, and this year it occurs from October 28 – November 1. To celebrate, we’re encouraging County and City employees to try out a new way to get around town.

Mobility Week is our opportunity to explore various transportation choices available to us. Try a new way to travel Oct 28 – Nov 1, 2019 to make a positive impact on our transportation system. There are many different ways to get around Leon County! I’ve included some fun facts, below, for you to know before you start your Mobility Week journey.

  • Did you know StarMetro is offering free rides on Monday, October 28? You can find route maps and schedules on Talgov.com.
  • Did you know Big Bend Transit is offering free rides on Monday, October 28, on the Gadsden Express, Gadsden Connector, Quincy Shuttle, and the Havana Express routes to celebrate mobility week?
  • Did you know there are 1.3 miles of protected bicycle lanes throughout our downtown? BikeTallahassee is a great resource for bicycling related information, and you can find a map of all of our bicycle facilities there!
  • Did you know the City is currently piloting an e-scootershare program, and there are currently 4 e-scooter vendors in Tallahassee, with scooters staged throughout the community? You can visit Talgov.com for more information!
  • Did you know carpooling has many positive aspects, including putting less wear and tear on the roads, providing cost savings for the carpoolers, and benefiting the environment? Commuter Services of North Florida has great resources to find carpool partners!
  • Did you know there are over 600 miles of sidewalks throughout Leon County and the City of Tallahassee? Take advantage of the 55% tree coverage in our community and take a stroll in the shade.
    Mobility Week is a great time to walk, bike, ride, scoot, or carpool!

Each time you take an alternative mode of transportation (up to 3 times daily – to and from work, and over lunch), send Julie Christesen in Planning a selfie by your bike, on your walking commute, with your carpool buddies, on the bus, or any other creative way you’re getting around that’s not a single occupancy vehicle, and you will be entered into a raffle to win a mobility week themed gift basket, provided by our friends at Commuter Services of North Florida! If you’d rather not send a selfie, you can let Julie know with a quick email instead. The more you participate, the more entries you get! There will be small prizes for participating, as well.

If you use social media, use the hashtag #MixItUpTLC! We’ll look for your fun photos there.

Other great mobility week events include:

  • Strive not to Drive: Integration Statue, FSU, Wednesday, October 23, 9am – 1pm
  • Scaredy Cat Ride: J. Lewis Hall Park, Saturday, October 26, 4 – 7pm
  • StarMetro Customer Appreciation Day: C.K. Steele Plaza, Monday, October 28, 3 – 5:30pm
  • StarMetro Fare-Free Day: All bus routes, Monday, October 28 – all day
  • Big Bend Transit Fare-Free: Gadsden Express, Gadsden Connector, Quincy Shuttle, and Havana Express, Monday, October 28, all day
  • CRTPA Traffic Jam: Public Safety Complex (911 Easterwood Drive), Tuesday, October 29, 4 – 7pm
  • FDOT Transportation Exhibit: Burns Building (605 Suwannee St, Tallahassee, FL 32301), Wednesday, October 30,10am – 2pm
  • Capital Circle Office Complex (COCC) Transportation Fair: Eatz Cafe, 4055 Esplanade Way, Thursday, October 31, 10am – 2pm
  • First Friday Wrap Up Exhibiting Event: Friday, November 1, 6 – 9pm

For more information about all mobility week events, please visit Commuter Services.


 

National Bike Month Recap

 

Bike Month 2019 was a success! Tallahassee residents and visitors participated in six City or County affiliated events, visited three farmers markets, learned from experts, pedaled through local parks, and tried out new infrastructure. Cyclists of all ages and skill levels found a reason to get on their bikes and try something new. Helmets were fitted, confidence was gained, and knowledge was expanded.

Participants learned about how alternative transportation and historic preservation align; that no matter what age, there is a safe cycling space; and that fresh, local produce is just a bike ride away from many of us. City and County employees participated in Bike to Work Day events and celebrated cycling as a form of both recreation and transportation. If you missed us during Bike Month 2019, we hope to see you at Bike Month 2020!

Please reach out to Julie Christesen (Email / 850-891-6433), if you have questions about Bicycle Month.

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Tallahassee is Silver!

EXTRA!
League of American Bicyclists interview with Julie Christesen

Tallahassee has earned the coveted Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designation from the League of American Bicyclists. This award recognizes communities for actively supporting bicycling by providing safe accommodations and encouraging community members to bike for recreation and transportation. Tallahassee is one of only seven Florida communities to receive the Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community designation.

This area is becoming a premier cycling destination for visitors from around the country.

This area is becoming a premier cycling destination for visitors from around the country.

Tallahassee has become a 2018 Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community, an upgrade from it's previous Bronze Level designation.

Tallahassee has become a 2018 Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community, an upgrade from it's previous Bronze Level designation.

Julie Christensen of the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department and City Commissioner Curtis Richardson at press conference.

Julie Christesen of the Planning Department and City Commissioner Curtis Richardson speak at press conference.


 

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. Full Projects are categorized by current status:

Multimodal Quarterly Report
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  • 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 Intergovernmental Agency
  • Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)