Walking and Bicycling Safety
Under Florida law, a bicycle is considered a vehicle, and is entitled to share the road with cars, trucks and other vehicles. Become familiar with state traffic laws that apply to bicycles and pedestrians.
Additional bicycle and pedestrian resources are listed below.
You can always use other options such as taxis, private car share or ride hailing services for your last mile connectivity or in conjunction with other commuter benefits programs.
Mix-It-Up for Mobility Week 2019
Take the challenge to try a new way to travel during Mobility Week 2019. The Mix-It-Up Challenge is an opportunity to earn rewards for riding transit, biking, walking, carpooling or teleworking.
Wondering how you could Mix-It-Up?
- Save money and make new friends by carpooling to work
- Burn extra calories by biking or walking to the gym
- Explore a new route by traveling on a bus or train
- Skip traffic by working from home
Take the pledge
Click to take the pledge today!
Participants that log trips between Oct 25–Nov 1, 2019 will be automatically entered in a drawing for prizes. Winners will be selected randomly. Winners will be notified via email by November 15, 2019 and will have until November 30, 2019 to claim prize(s) once notified. If winners do not reply within the required timeframe, they forfeit all rights to prizes, and another winner will be selected. Prizes will include gift cards, passes to local attractions, and other promotional items.
Transportation Choices in District 2
Here are the various transportation options available in Northeast Florida (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union Counties). Choose your favorite mode of transportation to find out more information and resources related to that mode, then take the transportation challenge.
Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s Skyway provides complimentary service through downtown streets and across the St. John’s River serving points of interest on both the Northbank and the Southbank via eight stations. Skyway stations at Convention Center and Kings Avenue offer inexpensive park-and-ride facilities for commuters and visitors.
Ride around Northeast Florida without having to worry about parking or the cost of gasoline. Use the following options based on the county you live in:
Clay Transit (Clay County Council on Aging)
Serving Clay County.
Gainesville Regional Transit System (RTS)
Serving the Gainesville Urbanized Area including the University of Florida.
Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)
Serving Duval County. JTA provides bus, shuttle, trolley, Skyway and paratransit services.
Serving Nassau County.
St Johns County Transit Service
(The Sunshine Bus Company)
Serving St. Johns County.
Wildcat and Bobcat Shuttles
(Baker County Council on Aging)
Serving Baker County with connections to Alachua, Columbia and Duval County.
These services are further described on the website of each of these agencies
Many of these agencies also offer complimentary on-call services for individuals who are not able to use the regular fixed route bus service because of a disability, age or other limitations.
Ridesharing is a great way to cutting down transportation costs and reducing your carbon footprint. Visit Cool to Pool to find out more about commute options such as carpooling and vanpooling and other commuter programs. Cool to Pool is a free rideshare matching service provided by the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization’s Commuter Services Program.
Telework is a work arrangement whereby employees are allowed to perform the normal duties and responsibilities of their positions through the use of computers or telecommunications, at home or another place apart from the employees' usual place of work. Ask your supervisor or human resources staff if you can telework during Mobility Week.
Bicycling is one of the most utilized modes of active transportation in Florida. Thousands of Florida residents bike to work as their primary mode or use their bikes in conjunction with bus/rail.
For information on bicycling, visit the following resources:
Walking has significant benefits on our transportation system, environment and on our personal health. Visit mapmywalk to find printable walking maps of any city. The resources below provide information on pedestrian laws, responsibilities and safety tips.