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Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

Bicycle and Pedestrian

Welcome to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities website. Here you can learn more about Florida's bicycle and pedestrian facilities, easily navigate related internal and external websites and contact your FDOT District Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator.

 

FDOT is a de-centralized agency and most programmatic decisions are made at the District level. Each District Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator is responsible for working with city and local governments, various Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and individuals within the District on related pedestrian and bicycle issues. The Statewide Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator, located in the central Roadway Design Office in Tallahassee, works with and through the FDOT District Coordinators.

 

For information regarding this program or website content, please contact our Statewide Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator, Mary O'Brien, by email at Mary.OBrien@dot.state.fl.us

Internal Links

Alert Today - Alive Tomorrow Alert Today Alive Tomorrow - Florida's Coalition for Safer Streets
Bicycle Facilities A description of the bicycle facilities found on State Roads and how to ride them effectively and safely
Bike Friendly Road Viewer A Florida Bicycle Friendly Roads Interactive GIS Viewer

(Zoom in to see more route information)

Complete Streets Implementation FDOT's Complete Streets Implementation Website
District Contacts Florida District Coordinators and Safety Specialists Contacts
FDOT Sun Trail Network FDOT's SunTrail statewide shared use path network
Pedestrian Facilities A description of the various sidewalks, paths, crosswalks and signal systems found on State roads and how to use them effectively and safely
Safety Office - Bike-Ped The FDOT Safety Office website related to pedestrian and bicycle safety issues and programs

Design Guides

Design Standards Provides specific drawings and standards for various elements that contribute to pedestrian as well as bicycle design
Florida Greenbook The Florida Greenbook (officially, the Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards for Design, Construction and Maintenance for Streets and Highways) is provided for local government use in the design of local streets and roads.
MUTCD Handbook This Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) handbook describes the various types of signs, signals, pavement markings and other devices used to control traffic on State roads
FDOT Design Manual (FDM)
(effective beginning January 2018)

Plans Preparation Manual (PPM)
(effective through 2017)
The PPM has been redeveloped into the FDOT Design Manual (FDM). The FDM provides design criteria and procedures for FDOT projects. Its information applies to the preparation of contract plans for roadways and structures. Chapter 8 of the PPM has been divided into four chapters in the FDM:

 

222: Pedestrian Facilities

223: Bicycle Facilities

224: Shared Use Paths

225: Public Transit Facilities

TND Handbook This Traditional Neighborhood Communities handbook (TND) provides planning-level guidance for the design of Traditional Neighborhood communities that are inherently walk-able and bike-able
Traffic Engineering Manual Provides traffic engineering standards and guidelines to be used on the State Highway System. The manual covers the process whereby standards and guidelines are adopted, as well as chapters devoted to highway signs and markings, traffic signals, traffic optimization through the use of computer models
FDOT Contact Management

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State Traffic Laws

FS316.2065

Bicycle regulations

Chapter 316, State Uniform Traffic Control. Title XXIII, MOTOR VEHICLES. The 2016 Florida Statutes
FS318.18

Amount of penalties

Chapter 318, Disposition of Traffic Infractions. Title XXIII, MOTOR VEHICLES. The 2016 Florida Statutes
FS318.19

Infractions requiring a mandatory hearing

Chapter 318, Disposition of Traffic Infractions. Title XXIII, MOTOR VEHICLES. The 2016 Florida Statutes
FS335.065

Bicycle and pedestrian ways along state roads and transportation facilities

Chapter 335, STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. Title XXVI, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. The 2016 Florida Statutes
FS335.066

Safe Paths to Schools Program

Chapter 335, STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. Title XXVI, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. The 2016 Florida Statutes
FS335.067

Conserve by Bicycle Program

Chapter 335, STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. Title XXVI, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. The 2016 Florida Statutes

FDOT Planning Documents

Florida Transportation Plan Vision Element 2015 Florida Transportation Plan
Florida Transportation Plan Policy Element 2015 Florida Transportation Plan
Strategic Intermodal System Policy Plan 2016 Florida Transportation Plan
Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan 2013 Safety
Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan 2016 Safety
Florida Department of Transportation Highway Safety Plan 2017 Safety