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.
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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 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 Facility Types Attitudes Towards Cycling
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
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.
Bicycle Helmet Fitting Guides
Education and Encouragement
Bicycle Rodeo Resources
Bike Event Resources (great for Florida Bike Month)
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.
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
The Palm Beach TPA 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 TPA Governing Board at their February 2017 meeting.
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.
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.
Other pedestrian and bicycle information and resources: