State Resources - Florida

Select a state from the map or the drop down menu below to access state-specific bicycling and walking information, including bicycling laws, links to plans and case studies.

You can also look here for contact information of bicycle and pedestrian coordinators.


Web Sites:

State Contacts:

Mary O'Brien
State Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator
ph: 850-414-4283
Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street MS 82  | Tallahassee, FL   32399

Sarita Taylor
Safe Routes to School Coordinator
ph: 850-414-4098 fx: (850) 245-1554
Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street  | M.S. 82  | Tallahassee, FL   32399

Erika Thompson
State TAP Manager
ph: 850-414-4807
Florida Department of Transportation
605 Suwannee Street, MS 28  | Tallahassee, FL   32399-0450

Federal Contacts:

Danielle Blackshear
FHWA Ped/Bike Safety Contact
ph: 850-553-2221 fx: 850-942-9691
Federal Highway Administration
Florida Division  | 3500 Financial Plaza, Suite 400  | Tallahassee, FL   32303

Luis Lopez
FHWA TAP Contact
ph: 407-867-6420
FHWA - Florida, Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands
400 W. Washington St.  | Room 4200  | Orlando, FL   32801


Bike Maps:

City Maps

County Maps

Trail Maps


Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans:

Bicycle Plans

Statewide Plan
(Statewide), FL
Bicycle Facilities Planning and Design Handbook

Pedestrian Plans

State Plans and Design Guidelines
(Statewide), FL
Pedestrian Planning and Design Handbook (1999)


Case Studies:

Clearwater, FL
Sunday Ciclovia: "Bike. Walk. Dance. Breathe."

Hillsborough County, FL
Citizen's Accessibility Evaluation Tool

Miami-Dade County, FL
Walk Safe Program

Orange County, FL
Comprehensive School-Age Pedestrian Safety Program

Orlando and Orange County, FL
Quantifying Countermeasures Effectiveness

Orlando, FL
Downtown Orlando Transportation Plan

Orlando, FL
Get Active Orlando

West Palm Beach, FL; Fort Pierce, FL
Traffic Calming and Prevention

Strength in Numbers: The Central Florida Bike Bus


Bike Laws:

Bicycling on Freeways

Bicycling on Interstates and Freeways in Florida is Not Allowed (Prohibited (possible exceptions)).

Exceptions Include:

Jacksonville Expressway System (Section 349.04(1), F.S.)

State Bike Laws and Resources

Limited-Access Facilities

Florida Bicycle Laws Brochure

Bicycle Lighting Laws

Active front white light: Required

Active rear red light: Required

Rear reflector: Required

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