Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

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, the contact for the Statewide Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator is Tiffany Gehrke. Her email address is:

Maps with Data

ConnectPed PublicThis page is part of the Roadway Design Office. Pedestrian and bicycle related data is displayed geographically on a map for data driven decision making. For marketing purposes use this URL:
Bike Friendly Road ViewerThis page is part of the Roadway Design Office. The map is meant to aid bicycle tourists (people travelling long distances by bicycle) in making informed decisions when choosing a route to ride their bicycle.
Map of Proposed Non-Motorized Count Stations This page is part of the Statewide Non-Motorized Traffic Monitoring Program. The map includes the data layers: Short Term Count Sites, Continuous Count Stations, Evaluated Count Sites, Proposed Count Stations, as well as other information.
e-Traffic WebpageThis page is part of the Traffic Engineering and Operations Office. The map includes data layers related to Mid-Block Crosswalks, Signals, Requests to Experiment, Interim Approvals, as well as other information.

FDOT Resources

FDOT Source BookMobility performance measures and external factors provide insight into how and why the transportation system is used in Florida. The Digital Source Book provides a powerful tool explore this information and find out what, why, an how the system is performing and where that performance is changing. This information can guide project prioritization and performance-based decision making.
Bicycle/Pedestrian TTCFlorida keeps pedestrians and people biking safe and mobile when there is a work zone due to construction or maintenance. Watch this video, , and see this tip card for more information.
Non-Motorized Traffic Counting ProgramFlorida bicycle and pedestrian (Non-Motorized) volume data and supporting statistics and information. Non-motorized data can be used for analyses such as safety studies, planning and programming FDOT facilities, pavement and trail maintenance, etc.
Complete Streets ImplementationFDOT's Complete Streets Implementation Website


Safety Office - Bike-PedThe FDOT Safety Office website related to pedestrian and bicycle safety issues and programs
Alert Today - Alive TomorrowAlert Today Alive Tomorrow - Florida's Coalition for Safer Streets


FDOT SUN Trail NetworkFDOT's SunTrail statewide shared use path network


ADAThe FDOT Americans with Disabilities ACT/Accessibility Program webpage. ADA applies to all of our pedestrian facilities. 
CAFA Community Aesthetic Feature (CAF) is an enhancement installed within the Department's right of way to represent or reflect the surrounding community's identity, culture and values. They improve the experience of pedestrians and people biking. 
Florida Traffic Safety Portal 

FDOT District Contacts

Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinators

Bicycle Pedestrian Safety Specialists

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinators

SUN Trail Coordinators

Complete Streets Coordinators

Safe Routes to School Contacts
Landscape Architects

Scenic Highway Coordinators

Beautification Grant Coordinators

Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST)  


MPOs/TPOsMetropolitan Planning Organizations and Transportation Planning Organizations per FDOT district

Design Guides

FDOT Design Manual (FDM)
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

Standard PlansThe Design Standards have been redeveloped into the Standard Plans. The Standard Plans provide construction details for contractors (Information for designers has generally been moved to the Standard Plans Instructions and the FDM). Also, the Standard Plans have been numbered to coincide with the Standard Specifications and Pay Items. Below are bicycle and pedestrian related Indexes:

Turnouts (000-515, 000-516)

Road and bridge railings (515 Series)

Bridge parapet and railing (521-820, 521-825)

Sidewalks and driveways (522-001, 522-002)

Bridge Fencing (550-010, 550-011, 550-012, 550-013)

Rumble Strips (D546-020)

Traffic Control Signals and Devices (653-001)

Pavement Markings (711-001, 711-002 Bicycle Pavement Markings)

Traffic Engineering Manual (TEM)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
Florida GreenbookThe 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 HandbookThis 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
TND HandbookThis Traditional Neighborhood Communities handbook (TND) provides planning-level guidance for the design of Traditional Neighborhood communities that are inherently walk-able and bike-able
FDOT Contact Management
Subscription Service


Subscribe to the FDOT Contact Management Subscription service to receive notices, design bulletin updates or other important information concerning the Department's publications.
Speed Zoning ManualThis manual was created to promote uniformity in the establishment of state, municipal, and county speed zones throughout the State of Florida. 

State Traffic Laws


Bicycle regulations

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

Amount of penalties

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

Infractions requiring a mandatory hearing

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

Bicycle and pedestrian ways along state roads and transportation facilities

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

Safe Paths to Schools Program

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

Conserve by Bicycle Program

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

FDOT Planning Documents

Florida Transportation Plan Vision Element2020Florida Transportation Plan
Florida Transportation Plan Policy Element2020Florida Transportation Plan
Strategic Intermodal System Policy Plan2020Florida Transportation Plan
Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan2017Safety
Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan2021Safety
Florida Highway Safety Plan2020Safety



PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program
What they fund:

Bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride.  The ask of PeopleForBikes must be less than 50% of the project budget.

Who is eligible:

Non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development.  City or county agencies or departments.  State or federal agencies working locally.

What they offer: Grants up to $10,000
When: They generally hold 1-2 open grant cycles every year


FHWA Office of Human Environment's Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity Pilots
What they fund:

Pilot projects using multimodal network connectivity measures for performance-based planning and/or project development.


Pilot projects must include case study reports showing practical implementation of the FHWA Guidebook for Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity that peer stakeholders could use.

Who is eligible:

State DOTs, MPOs, Regional TPOs

What they offer: The FHWA share of the pilot projects will be up to $100,000, with a matching requirement of at least a 20% non-federal share. In-kind contributions may count as match.


When: Applications due August 2nd, 2018


Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award

The Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award recognized places in the United States that are leading the way in prioritizing children's safety.

Who is eligible for the award:

A city or county government with at least two of the following:

  • Changes in design/speed in places where children walk and bike
  • Reductions in deaths and injuries or changes in vehicle speeds along those corridor
  • Work with the community to create support for traffic calming measures that began with a focus on child pedestrians and/or bicyclists
  • Establishment of policies that benefit child pedestrians or bicyclists
  • Vision Zero plan with strategies beyond education that focus on children and youth
  • Multi-sector partnerships that share a priority for child safety (does not have to be the only priority)
  • Evidence of public and/or political support for child pedestrian and bicyclist safety
  • Use of evidence-based approaches

When is the award given:

The award is given annually. Applications are due Dec. 8th, 2019