On May 17, 2004, the Tallahassee-Leon County Metropolitan Planning Organization (now known as the CRTPA) adopted its first Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP). This document provides a strategic, 20-year plan for facilities and programs to improve safety, connectivity and comfort for pedestrians and bicyclists within Tallahassee-Leon County. The goal of the BPMP is to promote a systematic approach to providing safer, more convenient, more attractive, and more extensive bicycle and pedestrian facilities, balancing the needs of motorists with transit riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Included within the Master Plan are sidewalks, bicycle lanes, trails, and other facilities and program projects for residents and visitors of all ages and abilities.
Development and adoption of
this document was an important event. As the CRTPA region continues to grow, it
is imperative that attention is paid to all modes of transportation. While
growth can be sign of a healthy economy, it also puts pressure on transportation
networks. Congestion, safety, and connectivity are increasingly important issues
for this region.
The BPMP will serve as an element of the CRTPA’s 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), currently underdevelopment. It serves as a guide for development of a system of facilities, programs and coordinated efforts to enhance the walking and cycling environment throughout Leon County and the City of Tallahassee.
An executive summary of the BPMP can be viewed by clicking here*. This summary highlights the research, analysis and public involvement activities that were performed in the development of the Master Plan; the resulting projects, programs and policies that comprise the Master Plan; and the implementation strategy that will guide project and program activities over a 20-year planning horizon.
The BPMP Final Report can be viewed by clicking on the below links. Due to its large size, the document has been broken out into several sections. Together, these sections comprise the entire BPMP Final Report:
*A disk containing the BPMP in its entirety is available by contacting the CRTPA.
Please note that development of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan occurred prior to the expansion of the CRTPA to include portions of Gadsden and Wakulla counties. As a result, the next update of this plan will include the entire CRTPA planning area (Leon County and portions of Gadsden/Wakulla counties).