Bike Route System

Building the Bike Route System

The IA Board has allocated $15 million, in annual installments of $750,000, to the Blueprint 2020 Build the Bike Route System (BRS) Project. Consistent with IA Board-approved updates, Blueprint will propose projects for IA Board approval annually, under the BRS program, according to this process:

  • Leveraging opportunities with Blueprint, City, County and private road projects that have bicycle facility improvements identified.
  • Tier 1 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP) Projects.
  • Projects identified as part of a Facilities Gap Analysis completed by the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Department.

Fiscal Year 2022 Bike Route System Projects

Greenways Master Plan (GWMP) Projects with Identified Bicycle Facilities:

Thomasville Road Trail

The Thomasville Road Trail is the highest-scoring Tier 1 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Project (BPMP). It has also been prioritized for implementation under the Blueprint Implementing the Greenways Master Plan Project (GWMP).

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Lake Jackson Greenways – Bicycle Facilities

Consistent with IA Board direction at the February 28, 2019 IA Board meeting, planning and design services have been procured for the Lake Jackson Greenways project. The Lake Jackson Greenways are among the five Greenways Master Plan projects the IA Board prioritized for implementation.

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Bike Lane

Projects Initiated Under the BRS Program

Downtown-University Protected Bike Lane Project

Approved for procurement at the February 18, 2021 IA Board meeting, this approximately 2.5-mile project will provide a protected bike lane network. The network will run along West Pensacola Street from Tallahassee City Hall to Florida State University, then back downtown along St. Augustine and West Madison Streets, and south along South Adams Street to the Capital Cascades Trail.

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Ridge Road Trail

The first of three feasibility studies planned for FY 2022, the 1.98 mile Ridge Road Tier 1 BPMP Major Project will connect Crawfordville Road and the Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail to Springsax Road. There are currently no bicycle facilities on this corridor, and nearly 10-15 percent of households in this area do not own a vehicle.

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Blair Stone Road Trail

The second of three feasibility studies planned for FY 2022, the 1.81 mile Blair Stone Road BPMP Tier 1 Major Project will complete a major gap in the bicycle network on Blair Stone Road from Governor’s Square Boulevard to Orange Avenue. The BPMP proposes implementing a multi-use path or designated buffered bicycle lanes.

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Southwest Area BRS Project

The BPMP Tier 1 Neighborhood Network 3D project will provide a north-south connection between the Tallahassee Museum, the Florida State University (FSU) reservation, the FSU Intramural fields (Southwest Rec SportsPlex) and neighborhoods along Pensacola Street and Jackson Bluff Road that currently lack safe bicycle and pedestrian access to these locations. The University Greenway design included in the GWMP also would connect to Tyson Road and Eisenhower Street.

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Map of BRS Initiated Projects 6.15