Ochlockonee Bay Bike Trail
The Ochlockonee Bay Bike Trail is an 11.63 mile bicycle/pedestrian trail that will extend from the Mashes Sands Trailhead along Mashes Sands/Surf Road to the intersection of Surf Road and US 319 in the City of Sopchoppy. The ceremony will be held at the Mashes Sands Trailhead, Mashes Sands Road, approximately 2.2 miles east of the Tide Creek Bridge on Friday, June 24, 2011, 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. View the flyer here.
Bike Route Planning
An urban bike route system was recently proposed by the Committee for a Bikeable Community (CBC), which is a committee created by the local non-profit Capital City Cyclists. This proposed network would create eight major routes with a total length of 104 miles using existing bicycle facilities and low‐traffic roads to throughout the urban area of Tallahassee. This system is intended to allow citizens living in different parts of the Tallahassee urban area to bicycle to many destinations via an interconnected system of bicycle routes and facilities.
The CBC’s proposed bike route system is for planning purposes only. Construction, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the proposed routes. Riders should use common sense and plan routes accordingly.
Although the CBC’s proposed bike route system is bieng evaluated by the City or County neither the City nor the County assume any responsibility for verifying, maintaining or designating these proposed routes, nor make assurances as to their usability and safety as bicycle routes.
The CBC website is owned and operated by the Capital City Cyclists (CCC). It is not a City or County website. The City and the County assume no responsibility for the content of the CBC or CCC websites.
May is National Bike Month and the perfect time to get out and ride with your family, co-workers and friends.
3 Feet Please
The State of Florida, along with at least 17 other U.S. states, recently passed a state law requiring Florida motorists to give bicyclists at least three feet of clearance when passing bicyclists on roadways. This is the part of the law that directly addresses this requirement:
Chapter 316.083, F.S. The driver of a vehicle overtaking a bicycle or other nonmotorized vehicle must pass the bicycle or other nonmotorized vehicle at a safe distance of not less than 3 feet between the vehicle and the bicycle or other nonmotorized vehicle.
Both the City of Tallahassee and Leon County governments are beginning to attach "3 Feet Please" decals and static-cling 1"x1" "Please LOOK" stickers on all government vehicle bumpers and side view mirrors to help remind their drivers and other motorists to give at least three feet of clearance when passing bicyclists on roadways. If you want a sticker or decal, please contact the Tallahassee – Leon County Planning Department.
Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail Repaved
The Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail was the first rail-trail in the State trail system to be paved. After 22 years of service, it is being repaved and widened. Updates on the resurfacing of the can be found here.
Bike Friendly Community Award
In the past decade, extensive efforts by the City and County Commissions, the Capital Regional Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA), local bike enthusiasts, and others have been made to make Tallahassee and Leon County more a bicycle-friendly community. These efforts have has resulted in the City recently being designated a Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, making Tallahassee the only new winner for 2009 from the State of Florida. Other communities in the state that have been recognized at the bronze level or above include Boca Raton, Gainesville, and Orlando. ...More
For several years, all of StarMetro’s buses have been outfitted with racks on the front of the bus for bicyclists. StarMetro has also redeveloped services for FAMU, FSU and TCC, while introducing new service to previously unreached areas such as SouthWood and Killearn. ...More