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Walk Bike Palm Beach

Walk Bike Palm Beach

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.

The TPA's Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC) is responsible for advising and informing the TPA Board regarding pedestrian and bicycle issues in Palm Beach County. For more information about the BTPAC click here.   

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 Palm Beach CalendarCalendar image

To view pedestrian and bicycle related meetings, events and activities click on the calendar icon. To add a local walking or bicycling event, click on the link below. Events submitted will be reviewed before published on calendar. 

Submit a Walking or Bicycling Event

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

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Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities

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

 

Pedestrian & Bicycle Facilities

Sidewalk Gap Priorities

Pedestrian Desres

Bicycle Desires Network

 

 

Attitudes Towards Cycling

Types of Cyclists Graphic

 


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: PalmBeachTPA.org/Safety

 


Southeast Florida Regional Greenways and Trails Plan

In 2015, the TPA finalized a Southeast Florida Regional Greenways and Trails Plan that identified an existing and desired network of paved shared use paths and unpaved trails throughout southeast Florida. This plan was created with input from local and regional partner agencies.

 


Walk Friendly and Bicycle Friendly Community Designations

The TPA encourages local governments to pursue Walk Friendly Bicycle Friendly Community designations. The TPA also encourages local businesses to pursue Bicycle Friendly Business designations.

Walk Friendly Community logo       

 


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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