Find pedestrian and bicycle-related information. The TPA’s mission is to collaboratively plan, prioritize and fund the transportation system and the vision is for a safe, efficient and connected multimodal transportation system.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study
In 2017, the TPA conducted the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study to 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.
Walk Friendly and Bicycle Friendly Community Designations
To apply to be a BFB, visit the Bicycle Friendly Business website.
The apply to be a WFC, visit the Walk Friendly Community website.
Basic Cyclists Safety Tips from Palm Beach TPA:
- Use a headlight and red rear light or wear reflective clothing that can be seen from 300 feet.
- Avoid cycling on sidewalks and watch for vehicles turning left or right, and entering or existing parking spaces and driveways – they may be looking for their next move and not see you.
- Use hand signals to indicate your next move (stop, left turn, right turn). Now you can officially point to the right for right turns instead of relying on a drivers memory to know the other hand signal.
- Tips for the beginner cyclist: A few tips to help the beginner cyclist get on the road (CentralFLSports) YouTube
- Tips for the experienced cyclist: “5 critical bicycle skills in 5 minutes” for the moderately-experienced cyclist (Global Cycling Network) YouTube
- Top 10 Tips for Parents: Safe cycling suggestions to keep your children safe (Univ of Miami’s Kidz Neuroscience Center) PDF in English, PDF in Spanish, PDF in Creole
Basic Pedestrian Safety Tips from Palm Beach TPA:
- It’s safest to walk on a sidewalk, but if you must walk in the street, walk facing traffic.
- At night, increase your visibility by carrying a flashlight and wearing light-colored or reflective clothing.
- Transit users should cross behind the bus to avoid crashes – drivers cannot see in front of the vehicle if you step out into traffic.
- Use crosswalks or the nearest intersection to safely cross the street.
- Stay alert in parking lots or around driveways – drivers may be more focused on their destination and not watching for you.
- Bicycle Safer Journey — A teaching guide for the classroom
- Bicyclist Road Safety Tips
- Bike Safe (University of Miami)
- Boca Raton Bicycle Club
- Florida Bicycle Association
- Floridas Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Resource Center
- League of American Bicyclists — Teaching Bicycling Skills and Building their Confidence to Ride
- National Bike to School Day Website (Walk/Bike to School)
- Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administrative: Bicycle Safety
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
- Safe Kids
- Safe Routes to School National Partnership
- South Florida Commuter Services
- Walk Safe (University of Miami)
- West Palm Beach Transportation Management Initiative (TMI)
- YMCA of South Palm Beach County