Downtown-University Protected Bicycle Lane Network
This bicycle network provides over bicycle facilities connecting Downtown, Cascade Park, Florida State University (FSU), Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), and the Stadium Trail.
East of Macomb Street - Protected bicycle lanes on Pensacola Street, St. Augustine Road, and Adams Street connect the central Downtown areas to Cascade Park, Civic Center (future Arena District), Florida State University College of Law, and the Cascade Trail among numerous other destinations. The protected bike lane is supported by existing bike lanes on Macomb Street and Wahnish Way connecting to the FAMU campus. Designated shared lane roadways along Bloxham Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard provide connections to the All Saints and Frenchtown neighborhoods.
West of Macomb Street - Protected bike lanes along Pensacola Street and St. Augustine Street complete the connection from Downtown to the Florida State University and the Gaines Street area. They also connect to the existing Stadium Trail, creating connectivity from Adams Street to Ocala Road. Shared roadways also connect the Gaines Street area to Lake Elberta and the St. Marks Trail at Gamble Street.
- Protected Bike Lanes – Pensacola Street and St. Augustine Street
- Shared Lanes – Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Bloxham Street, Lorene Street, Stone Valley Way, Stearns Street, Mosely Street
- Buffered and On-Street Bike Lanes – Adams Street
What are protected bike lanes?
With bicycle use on the rise, communities are realizing the benefits of building protected bike lanes to make getting around by bike easier and safer. Protected bike lanes provide more space and physical separation between the bike lane and vehicle lane compared with traditional striped bike lanes.
Green delineator posts and bumper blocks are installed within a 48” buffer zone between vehicle and bicycle lanes. Planters narrow the lane at select intersections, which serves to prevent vehicles from accidentally turning into the protected bike lane.
Intersections are emphasized with green striping
Two-stage left turn boxes and bike boxes assist cyclists making left hand turns