WalkBikePalmBeach.org was created by the Palm Beach TPA to provide pedestrian and bicycle related information in Palm Beach County. This is in line with the TPA's Mission to collaboratively plan, prioritize, and fund the transportation system and Vision for a safe, efficient, and connected multimodal transportation system.
March is Florida Bicycle Month: Celebrate with Us!
Florida Bicycle Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more folks to give bicycling a try.
Join the State of Florida, Palm Beach TPA, Palm Beach County and local municipalities in celebrating Florida Bicycle Month by doing a Proclamation.
In recognition of Florida Bicycle Month, the TPA Governing Board will adopt a Florida Bicycle Month Proclamation at their upcoming Board meeting on March 17, 2022. The TPA encourages Palm Beach County municipalities to adopt a Florida Bicycle Month Proclamation. In 2021, the Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners and the following local municipalities adopted Florida Bike Month Proclamations:
|City of Boca Raton||City of Palm Beach Gardens|
|City of Boynton Beach||Village of Palm Springs|
|City of Delray Beach||Village of Royal Palm Beach|
|City of Greenacres||City of West Palm Beach|
|Town of Jupiter||Village of Wellington|
|Town of Lake Park|
A Proclamation template is available here.
Bicycle Month Webinars
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
The TPA's Vison Zero Advisory Committee (VZAC) is responsible for advising the TPA Board regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety issues in Palm Beach County. For more information about the VZAC click here. To learn more about Vision Zero and the TPA's safety efforts, visit PalmBeachTPA.org/Safety.
The TPA encourages walking and bicycling safely and has compiled a list of educational resources available here. More information can be found in the "Additional Resources" section below. The TPA can also be a funding partner for implementing pedestrian and bicycle facilities through its annual grant programs. For more information, visit: PalmBeachTPA.org/Funding.
Walk Bike Safety Audits
The TPA wants to coordinate Walk Bike Safety Audits with our partners in the community. These audits help identify pedestrian and bicycle safety issues y being on the ground and experiencing the built environment first hand. Audits are planned in coordination with the municipality, roadway owners, and other stakeholder, like Palm Tran or the School District of Palm Beach County, in order to improve safety and access for people of all ages and abilities. After these audits are completed, the TPA and audit stakeholders work to evaluate recommendations and identify funding opportunities.
Senate Bill 950
Have you heard about the new laws for bicycling safety in Florida? Check out our new video that shows several of the bicycle and vehicle movements outlined in Senate Bill 950. Florida Driver's License Exams are also now required to include bike safety questions, an initiative the Palm Beach TPA advocated for! Many more improvements to keep cyclists safe can be made and the TPA looks forward to continue advocating for the safety of all roadway users.
National Walk to School Day
National Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 5, 2022! On this day, Cities and Schools celebrate safe, active travel by hosting events such as group walks to school or other educational opportunities for students and parents. For ideas on events and additional information, visit WalkBiketoSchool.org.
National Bike to School Day
National Walk to School Day is Wednesday, May 4, 2022! On this day, Cities and Schools celebrate safe, active travel by hosting events such as group bike to school or other educational opportunities for students and parents. For ideas on events and additional information, visit WalkBiketoSchool.org.
National Bike Month in May
Celebrate National Bike Month in May! For more details, visit BikeLeague.org.
For more information and resources on bicycling in Florida, visit FloridaBicycle.org.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities
To view pedestrian and bicycle facilities and upcoming projects, visit the TPA's online interactive map at: PalmBeachTPA.org/Map.
Sidewalk Gap Priorities
Attitudes Towards Cycling
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study
In 2017, the TPA conducted the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study to 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.
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: PalmBeachTPA.org/Safety
Walk Friendly and Bicycle Friendly Community Designations
The Bicycle Friendly Business application window is open through October 5, 2021. To apply, visit BikeLeague.org/Business.
The Walk Friendly Communities application window is open through December 15, 2021. To apply, visit WalkFriendly.org.
Resources: Bicycle Laws Bicycle Helmet Fitting Guides Bicycling Tips Education and Encouragement Bicycle Rodeo Resources Bike Event Resources (great for Florida Bike Month) Other Resources:
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
Education and Encouragement
Bicycle Rodeo Resources
Bike Event Resources (great for Florida Bike Month)