Bicycle/Pedestrian Programs

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 of Gainesville Bicycle/Pedestrian Program seeks to facilitate the use of these alternative modes of transportation by focusing on infrastructure enhancements, safety and outreach.Click here for a timeline history of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Program


Throughout May, the community will host several rides and events organized by the Gainesville Cycling Club, the Active Streets Alliance, local bicycle shops and others.  Bike Month Kickoff will take place May 6, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at  the Bo Diddley Plaza.  Free bike valet parking will be provided to make it easier for attendees to travel to the event by bicycle.  At 5:30, the Mayor will officially open National Bike Month, and a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the new Gainesville bike share system.  A raffle will be held to give away several free annual memberships to the bike share program. 

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On the morning of May 7, the public is invited to join the Mayor, City Commissioners and other local leaders to highlight the benefits of cycling and the coordinated efforts of the City, County, University, and local developers to create a continuous urban trail system.   The 5.5-mile ride will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza – though attendees should try to gather by 8:30.  The ride will showcase the Depot Trail, the new Cross Campus Greenway through the University of Florida campus, and a portion of the Archer Braid Trail.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Cross Campus Greenway will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Bartram-Carr Conservation Area, near Newell Drive, on the UF campus.  The ride will end at the construction site of the new 30th Avenue Bridge, which will provide an additional crossing point over the interstate for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians.
 Program Contacts

Dekova Batey
Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator
(352) 393-8493 or bateydt@cityofgainesville.org

DebbieLeistner
Public Works Planning Manager






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