Bicycling and Walking in Boca Raton
The City of Boca Raton aims to create a connected, safe and comfortable bicycle and pedestrian mobility network to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Here are resources and what you need to know about bicycling and walking in Boca Raton.
The City of Boca Raton is committed to promoting and encouraging bicycling as a safe, economical, environmentally friendly, and health-conscious mode of transportation. With over 84 miles of bike lanes, paved shoulders, and trails, the City has been recognized as one of the most ‘Bicycle Friendly Communities’ in the United States by the League of American Bicyclists. Over the years, the bicycle network has been enhanced by unique and highly successful projects such as the A1A bicycle lanes, the El-Rio Shared Use Trail, and the Patch Reef Trail.
Bicycles on Transit
Use the links below to view bicycle policies for the various transit agencies that provide service in Boca Raton:
- Tri-Rail Bikes on Train Policy
- Palm Tran Bikes on Busses Program
- Broward County Transit (BCT) Bus Your Bike Program
- Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) Bike & Ride
Bicycle Locker Registration
Bicycle lockers are a convenient and safe way to store and protect your bicycle and bicycle accessories. Visit the Tri-Rail Bicycle Locker Program website to receive information on bicycle lockers within the City of Boca Raton.
Walking is a popular and healthy way for pedestrians of all ages to keep in shape. However, it is important that pedestrians be responsible for their own safety, as accidents can occur anywhere. Most child-age pedestrian accidents occur in the same neighborhood where the child lives, and these injuries result from children often having difficulty determining sound, distance, and location, in addition to a lack of knowledge of complex traffic rules. As such, it is important that all pedestrians, young and old, practice good habits, such as walking on sidewalks and crossing streets at crosswalks. The Florida Department of Transportation provides resources that help pedestrians learn about and practice safe walking habits.
Boca Raton is committed to promoting and encouraging walking as a safe, economical, environmentally friendly, and health-conscious mode of transportation that is a viable and convenient alternative to the automobile through the expansion of facilities, services, and programs that promote walking. The City is actively working to install and maintain pedestrian and school crossing signs, sidewalks, and crosswalks. The City also provides funding for sidewalks as determined by the City Manager to promote pedestrian safety and/or to increase accessibility through Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Such sidewalks are installed by the city and the costs are assessed against the abutting properties.
For more information on the City’s sidewalk policy see Section 23-162 of the Code of Ordinances.
Request a Sidewalk
To request a sidewalk, follow these steps:
- Fill out a sidewalk request form.
- Mail the completed form to:
City of Boca Raton, Traffic Division
201 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
Citizen's Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Advisory Board
The Citizen's Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Board helps raise awareness for bicycle and pedestrian users of pathways and roadways. The public is welcome to attend and provide input on pedestrian and bicycling amenities within Boca Raton at the Citizen's Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Board.
Meetings are scheduled quarterly on the second Monday of the month at 6:00 PM in the Boca Raton Community Center Annex. Upcoming meeting dates:
- October 3, 2022