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