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 2000
- Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
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. Start Your Ride, try PACE Bike Share Today!
Thirteenth Annual Ride for Hope
The Thirteenth Annual Ride for Hope event was held on Saturday, June 9th at the North Florida Fairgrounds. The Ride for Hope provided four distance rides ranging from an 11-mile to a 68-mile metric century through the rolling hills and canopy roads of Tallahassee. All attendees received free health and fitness information and other benefits. The Ride for Hope featured music, food, face painting, and fun for the whole family. The event closed with an awards ceremony and Hero of Hope award presentation. A fun-filled cyclist and wellness event for all ages, and all proceeds benefited the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center to help to keep quality cancer care close to home.
May Was National Bike Month
Tallahassee went all in for National Bike Month this year. The City of Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department hosted or worked with community partners on several events, including a Bike Month Kickoff Bicycle Expo, a Slow Roll Boomer Bike Ride, and a Tour De Farm: Tour of Tallahassee’s Farmer’s Markets. Participation at the events exceeded all expectations, and experienced and inexperienced cyclists alike came out to roll through Tallahassee on two wheels. This year it was easier than ever to participate in cycling events, as Pace Bike Share has bikes located throughout the city. Interested citizens only need to download the app to get started!