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Walk Bike Palm Beach

Walk Bike Palm Beach

WalkBikePalmBeach.org was created by the Palm Beach TPA to provide a direct connection for users looking specifically for pedestrian and bicycle related information and activities in Palm Beach County.


Bicycle Facility Types

Attitudes Towards Cycling

Attitudes Towards Cycling

Walk Bike Palm Beach Calendar

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.
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Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)

Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee Photo - March 2019Background -- 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 information on the Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)

 


Southeast Florida Regional Greenways and Trails Plan

In 2016, the TPA worked with local and regional partner agencies and stakeholders to create a Southeast Florida Regional Greenways and Trails Plan to identify existing and desired shared use paths and trails throughout southeast Florida.  To view an interactive map of the Plan's facilities Click here.

 

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

In 2017 the TPA conducted the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study to Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study, adopted February 2017analyze 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. 

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study:  At-A-Glance

In 2019 the TPA created a Vision Zero Action Plan that looks at all traffic related fatalities and serious injuries in more recent years. For more information and to view the Vision Zero Action Plan, visit: www.PalmBeachTPA.org/Safety

 


Walk Friendly and Bicycle Friendly Community Designations

The TPA encourages municipalities to pursue Walk Friendly and Bicycle Friendly Community designations. Please check out the following websites for more information on how to apply. There is Walk Friendly Communities, League of American Cyclists' Bicycle Friendly Communities, and how to become a Bicycle Friendly Business.

Walk Friendly Community logo       The League of American Bicyclists logo


Bicycle Suitability Map & Facilities

In 2016, the TPA created a Bike Suitability Map for Palm Beach County that displays bicycle facilities on  major roadways and categorizes them as, "Good", "Fair" or "Caution" based on the type of facility present, vehicle traffic, and posted speed. The reverse side of the Bicycle Suitability Map highlights Florida laws and practices for safe cycling.

To view current pedestrian and bicycle facilities visit the TPA's interactive online map at: www.PalmBeachTPA.org/Map

        

 


Additional Resources

Resources:

Bicycle Laws

  • 316.2065 Bicycle regulations.
  • 316.1995 Driving upon sidewalk or bicycle path.
  • 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.

Bicycle 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

Bicycling 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 (Bicycling Life). 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
    • 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

 

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