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

ConnectPed Public Pedestrian and bicycle related data is displayed geographically on a map for data driven decision making.
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

 

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

 

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
Bicycle Facilities A description of the bicycle facilities found on State Roads and how to ride them effectively and safely
ADA The FDOT Americans with Disabilities ACT/Accessibility Program webpage. ADA applies to all of our pedestrian facilities. 
CAF A 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)   

Partners

MPOs/TPOs Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Transportation Planning Organizations per FDOT district

Design Guides

Standard Plans The 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)

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)
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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Speed Zoning Manual This manual was created to promote uniformity in the establishment of state, municipal, and county speed zones throughout the State of Florida. 

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

Funding

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

Awards

Vision Zero for Youth Leadership Award
Description

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
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When is the award given:

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