Bicycle/Pedestrian Programs


Gainesville's first Bicycle Boulevard and Bike Box are being installed now!  
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The City’s goal is to provide a safe, convenient, efficient, continuous, and aesthetically pleasing transportation environment that is conducive to cycling and walking. The City’s Bicycle & Pedestrian program (Ride & Stride) seeks to facilitate the use of these alternative modes of transportation by focusing on infrastructure enhancements, safety and outreach.

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has designated the City of Gainesville a bronze level Walk Friendly Community for its walkability initiatives and programs.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and FedEx, Walk Friendly Communities is a national program aimed at recognizing communities for their commitment to pedestrian safety. Click here for more information.
The City of Gainesville is also designated as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, demonstrating its commitment to supporting cycling by improving conditions and creating opportunities. Click here for more information.

City of Gainesville Bicycle/Pedestrian Program: 
Phone: (352) 334-5070     Email:     Question/Concerns: Click here for submission form





City Facts:

  • 311.74 miles of sidewalks
  • 20.7 miles of off-road trails
  • 66.98 miles of bicycle lanes
  • 15.93 miles of paved shoulder in-street bike facilities
  • Target 1 mile of new bicycle/pedestrian facilities each year
  • Signalized intersections in Gainesville have pedestrian countdown signals to enhance safety at crossings by alerting pedestrians of the time remaining to complete the crossing.      

Benefits of Walking and Cycling:

  • Physical Exercise
  • Change of Scenery See Your Community Up Close
  • Save on Fuel Costs
  • Help to lessen traffic congestion
  • Help to lessen pollutants and harmful emissions

Last updated July 2014

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