Tallahassee, FL - The City of Tallahassee and Leon County have combined efforts to develop a joint website specifically aimed at bicyclists and pedestrians. The BikeTallahassee.com website was developed by staff from the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department and provides an online resource guide with a variety of important information for area bicyclists and pedestrians.
An interactive facilities map on the website, developed by Tallahassee-Leon County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff, offers a comprehensive overview of all existing bicycle facilities, including on-street bike lanes, shared-use paths, streets with 'sharrows' that indicate vehicles are to share the roadway with bicyclists, off-road trails and more. The site also includes safety tips for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists with links to pertinent state laws. A separate section on bicycle commuting includes additional safety tips for citizens who want to use bicycling as a positive alternative to driving their cars to and from work.
"We're thrilled to have a website that gives an overview of existing and future bicycle facilities. This not only will help encourage people to use their bikes but will be a great tool to further promote bicycle issues," said Hans van Tol, Chair of the Capital City Cyclists' Committee for a Bikeable Community. "It shows that our city and county are serious about improving livability and alternative modes of transportation."
The BikeTallahassee.com website also includes news updates, future bike/ped facility planning efforts and other bicycle/pedestrian resources, and a link is provided to the Tallahassee-Leon County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, administered by the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency. Both the Leon County Board of County Commissioners and the Tallahassee City Commission recently received updates on the website from Planning Department staff.
Citizens are invited to review the new website and offer their comments and suggestions for improving the site. Contact information is available on the site's home page. For more information, please visit www.BikeTallahassee.com.
Contact: Jon D. Brown, County Public Information Office, (850) 606-5300 or 694-1405 or Bill Behenna, City Communications Department, (850) 891-8533 or 559-1844