St Marks Trail Extension Opens
The newest section of the St. Marks Trail is open! The new section of trail begins near the intersection of Gaines and Lake Bradford, following closely by Stadium Enclave, and coming out on FAMU Way close to the new roundabout at Gamble Street. This piece of trail was over 20 years in the making, and the opening is something to be celebrated. So get out and give it a whirl! (Read Tallahassee Democrat Article)
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)
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!