The City of Boca Raton has been redesignated as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) at the Bronze level by the League of American Bicyclists. Currently, there are 416 communities in all 50 states recognized with a BFC award. Florida presently has 26 bike friendly communities with Boca Raton being the only community recognized in Palm Beach County.
“Boca Raton has held this designation since 2003 and we are proud to continue to always go a step beyond and make a commitment to create a safe community for bicyclists and pedestrians,” commented Anielle Delgado, Transportation Analyst for the City of Boca Raton’s Municipal Services Department. “We want to strive to continuously improve our bike and pedestrian culture and achieve a higher designation in the future.”
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, as well as shared use paths and trails, the bicycle network has been enhanced by unique and highly successful projects such as the A1A bicycle lanes, the Patch Reef Trail, and the El-Rio Shared Use Trail that will experience a significant upgrade with new construction at the Interstate 95 interchange near Yamato Road, allowing pedestrians and bike riders to travel safely through an underpass that connects the north and south ends of the trail. New Bicycle Friendly Community signs will replace existing ones at all 19 roadway entrances into the City. The designation is valid from 2017 –2021.
The City of Boca Raton also has a Citizens Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Board that continuously brings initiatives forward to the City Council through their Bicycles/Pedestrian Program designed to improve and enhance access to existing facilities and programs, and to increase the public awareness of bicyclists and other pedestrian users of pathways and roadways through the application of four areas: engineering, education, encouragement, and enforcement.
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. The board meets at 7:30 pm on the second Monday of every month at the City Annex Building. For more information or to find out about specific bike trails, please visit our Bicycles & Pedestrians: About Bicycling page.
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