logo

Connecting Communities

A | A | A

BikePalmBeach.org

BikePalmBeach.org

BikePalmBeach.org was created by the Palm Beach TPA to provide a direct connection for users looking specifically for related information and activities of the Palm Beach TPA, 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 Free Supplies of Bike Suitability Maps Bike Palm Beach Calendar

Click to view the At-A-Glance document

Click to view the study

Click to view the Map.

Click to view Safety Information.

Click here to submit a calendar listing

Please use the following form to provide us with information on any upcoming events or activities that you would like to see promoted on the Bike Palm Beach website.

Use the link below to attach content such as maps, flyers, logos, etc.

Bike Palm Beach Events

EVENT INFORMATION

Please provide any additional information or brief description of the event/activity.

Please attach any supporting information/documentation.

Cancel

 

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 TPA Governing Board approved the new TPA 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. 

 

 

Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)

Background -- The Palm Beach TPA's Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC) is responsible for advising and informing the TPA Governing 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.

Meetings -- 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 TPA 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.

Click here for BTPAC's Webpage

Click here for BTPAC's Bylaws

 


Bike Safety Resources

Bicycle riding is fun, healthy, and great way to see Palm Beach. This menu provides the most current laws, guides, and tips to learn before you start your ride.

Links to Bike Safety Resources

Bike Helmet Fitting Guides

  • Thorough Instructions for Fitting a Helmet (NHTSA) PDF
  • Brief Instructions for Fitting a Helmet (NHTSA) PDF
  • NHTSA's Fitting a Helmet Video YouTube
  • NHTSA’s Bicycle Safety Tips Webpage

Bike Laws

  • 2018 Florida Statutes on Bicycle Regulations Click Here
  • Rights and Duties of Cyclists (League of American Bicyclists) Video:
    Certified traffic cycling instructors demonstrate the rights and duties of cyclists in the United States. The video shows cyclists acting as drivers of vehicles making normal vehicular maneuvers including lane control, lane sharing, left and right turns, through movements and a freeway ramp crossing.

Cycling Tips

  • Basic Pedestrian Safety Tips from Palm Beach TPA:
    • It's safest to walk on a sidewalk, but if you must walk in the street, walk facing traffic.
    • At night, increase your visibility by carrying a flashlight and wearing light-colored or reflective clothing.
    • Transit users should cross behind the bus to avoid crashes - drivers cannot see in front of the vehicle if you step out into traffic.
    • Use crosswalks or the nearest intersection to safely cross the street.
    • Stay alert in parking lots or around driveways - drivers may be more focused on their destination and not watching for you.
  • Basic Cyclists Safety Tips from Palm Beach TPA:
    • Use a headlight and red rear light or wear reflective clothing that can be seen from 300 feet.
    • Avoid cycling on sidewalks and watch for vehicles turning left or right, and entering or existing parking spaces and driveways - they may be looking for their next move and not see you.
    • Use hand signals to indicate your next move (stop, left turn, right turn). Now you can officially point to the right for right turns instead of relying on a drivers memory to know the other hand signal. 
  • Tips for the beginner cyclist:  A few tips to help the beginner cyclist get on the road (CentralFLSports) YouTube
  • Tips for the experienced cyclist:  "5 critical bicycle skills in 5 minutes" for the moderately-experienced cyclist (Global Cycling Network) YouTube
  • Top 10 Tips for Parents:  Safe cycling suggestions to keep your children safe (Univ of Miami's Kidz Neuroscience Center)  PDF EnglishPDF Spanish,  PDF Creole

Education and Encouragement

  • Bicycle Rodeo Resources

    • NHTSA Cycling Skills Clinic: A step-by-step approach to planning and initiating a bicycle safety skills event, including instructions and resources for setting up a course and conducting it to meet the needs of all the children participating (NHTSA). Webpage
    • An Organizer's Guide to hosting a Bicycle Rodeo: This guide outlines a step-by-step approach to designing a successful community bicycle rodeo for children (PBIC). Webpage
  • Bike Event Resources (great for Florida Bike Month)

    • Bike Palm Beach's Events Calendar:  To view other Bicycle Events in your area, go here Webpage. If you would like to ADD an event, go to BikePalmBeach.org's main page and click the link located directly below the Calendar icon.Bike to School Day: Planning an Event:This general guide will introduce you to the benefits of hosting a Bike to School Day event (Nat'l Center for SRTS) Webpage
    • Bike to School Day: Getting Started Guide:This 8-step to-do list will get you from concept to a reality. (Nat'l Center for SRTS) Webpage
    • School Pool: Want help planning a Bike to School event at your school? Contact GoSchoolPool about setting up an event Webpage
    • Florida’s Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Resource Center Webpage
    • Calendar of local events, to avoid scheduling an event on the same date as another major event (Discover The Palm Beaches) Webpage
    • Calendar for Palm Beach Independent School District to avoid school holidays Webpage

 


Southeast Florida Regional Greenways and Trails Plan

The Palm Beach TPA's "Southeast Florida Regional Greenways and Trails Plan" 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 TPA'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 Trails Plan, the TPA 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 greenways and trails plan map online.

The Palm Beach TPA 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. 

Other Greenways and Trails

Palm Beach County parks with bicycle trails

Parks with mountain bike trails

Parks with BMX Facilities

Parks with Bicycle Rentals Available

TPA-Funded Bluegill Trail Link

Historic Jupiter-Indiantown Trail and Cypress Creek Natural Area Link

 


Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study

The Palm Beach TPA conducted the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study to formally The final Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study was adopted by the MPO Governing Board at their February 2017┬ámeeting.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 TPA Governing Board at their February 2017 meeting.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study:  At-A-Glance

 

 


Master Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan

The purpose of this Master Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation 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. 

Master Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan PDF

 

 


Back to top