BikePalmBeach.org was created by the Palm Beach MPO to provide a direct connection for users looking specifically for related information and activities of the Palm Beach MPO, as well as an opportunity to share information about community events and resources of interest to the bicycling community in Palm Beach County and South Florida.
|Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study||The Bike Suitability Map is HERE||Bike Palm Beach Calendar|
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Click image to view a calendar of bicycle related meetings, events and activities, including guided tours and competitions. Click individual listings on the calendar for details.
The MPO Governing Board approved the new MPO Pedestrian and bicycle Safety Guide at their regularly scheduled meeting of February 16, 2017.
The Bike Suitability Map showcases current bicycle facilities on the major roadways and categorizes them as, "Good", "Fair" or "Caution".
The reverse side highlights laws and practices for safe cycling in every environment.
The Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee - BTPAC, is responsible for advising and informing the MPO Board regarding bicycle and pedestrian issues in Palm Beach County.
Enactment of the 1984 Florida Bicycle Bill required all county and local municipal governments to give full consideration of the bicycle when planning and developing transportation. Florida became one of the nation's leaders in bicycle planning with the creation of a State Bicycle Office, Bicycle Coordinators in each FDOT District, and Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinators in a number of counties, including Palm Beach. In Palm Beach County, a bicycle-pedestrian advisory committee was formed in 1987, and later expanded to include greenway issues.
Typically, meetings are held the first Thursday of most months. Meetings begin at 9:07 AM and are held in the 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 4E-12, next to the MPO office in the Vista Center at 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411. Check the website calendar and the meeting links below for the current meeting schedule. Meeting agendas and backup information are posted in advance of each meeting.
Bicycle riding is fun, healthy, and great way to see Palm Beach. View the following laws, guides, and tips before you start your ride.
Bike Helmet Fitting Guides
Rights and Duties of Cyclists
Education and Encouragement Resources
Bike Event Planning
The Palm Beach MPO aims to provide an efficient, safe, and effective multi-modal transportation system that accommodates both motorized and non-motorized users. An interconnected system of greenways and trail facilities is consistent with the MPO's vision for the future and complements the agency's bicycle/pedestrian planning efforts. In 2016, The Southeast Florida Regional Greenways and Trails Plan was initiated into the Long-Range Transportation Plan.
Using the Southeast Florida Regional Greenways and Trail Plan, the MPO is able to coordinate regional efforts to inventory existing walking trails and to propose potential future projects to complete missing links. Additionally, many of these trails are also designed to accommodate bicyclists and some include equestrian facilities. Click here to view the online greenways map.
The Palm Beach MPO has provided funding toward construction or expansion of numerous trails in Palm Beach County for walking and bicycling. Some trails are also approved for equestrian use. Locations, rules and regulations for specific trails in Palm Beach County can be found at the following website links.
Palm Beach County parks with self-directed bicycle trails
Palm Beach County parks with self directed mountain bike trails
Bicycle Rentals Available
MPO Grant Funded Bluegill Trail
Historic Jupiter-Indiantown Trail and Cypress Creek Natural Area
|2017 Florida Bike Month Activities|
|Above: 2017 Bike to Work Day photos in Downtown West Palm Beach||Above: Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow Safety Campaign photos in Palm Springs (at the Forest Hill and Military Trail intersection)|
The Palm Beach MPO conducted the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study to formally analyze five years of pedestrian and bicyclist crash data in Palm Beach County and develop evidence based recommendations for safety countermeasures, educational strategies, and performance targets. The final Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study was adopted by the MPO Governing Board at their February 2017 meeting.
Palm Beach MPO's Bicycle, Greenways, Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BGPAC) is responsible for advising and informing the MPO Board regarding bicycle and pedestrian issues in Palm Beach County. This committee worked hard for more than a year to develop a new Master Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan which was approved by the MPO Board at their March 17, 2011 meeting.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a foundation on which future decisions regarding bicycle transportation will be based, including both long and short range strategies and actions that will most efficiently integrate bicycling into the overall multi-modal transportation system in Palm Beach County, FL.
Public involvement was key in the development of this plan, beginning with a series of regional public meetings held throughout the county in April 2010. A draft plan was presented at a public open house in December 2010, and posted online with a request for public comments for more than 30 days in December 2010 and January 2011. The resulting Final Plan posted below takes into consideration all feedback received from the public. After review by the Technical Assistance Committee and the Citizens Advisory Committee, this plan was approved by the MPO Board at their meeting of March 17, 2011.
Check out information on other agencies and organizations promoting bicycling in Palm Beach County.