Florida Statutes regarding bicycles
Silver Level Walk Friendly Community
(2013 – 2018)
Tallahassee was designated as a Silver-level Walk Friendly Community in Fall 2013. Walk Friendly Communities (WFC) is a national program sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration that acknowledges cities and towns that have shown a commitment to improving walkability and pedestrian safety through comprehensive programs, plans, and policies. The WFC program examines the activities of the applicant community as a whole – including community outreach, education, enforcement, development standards, transportation planning, citizen participation, transit systems, local design requirements, capital programs, and traffic management.
Tallahassee has realized great achievements over the past few years in the provision of pedestrian facilities and in improving pedestrian safety. This award acknowledges the true team effort on the part of the community organizations, local residents and the City of Tallahassee to improve walkability.
Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community
(2009 – 2017)
Tallahassee was designated as a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community in Fall 2013. The Bicycle Friendly Community program assists applicant communities with evaluating their quality of life, sustainability and transportation needs, while allowing them to benchmark their progress toward improving their bicycle-friendliness. Since 2002, the program has accepted nearly 600 applications for designation and there are currently 291 Bicycle Friendly Communities in 48 states.
The program emphasizes that bicycling is a simple solution to many of the challenges we face in our country. As Tallahassee residents know well, bicycling is about mobility, sustainability, health and so much more - Bicycle Friendly Communities are great places to live, work and visit.