State Safety Office
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Governor Scott's Florida Bicycle Month Proclamation
See the Safe Routes To Schools page
See the School Crossing Guards Training Program
Bicyclist and pedestrian safety is one of eight emphasis areas in Florida's 2012 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). The SHSP has identified six strategies on which to focus our safety efforts.
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Program promotes conditions for safe and effective travel by foot and bicycle in Florida. We provide policy, planning, technical, and funding expertise in consultation with other FDOT offices and federal and local agencies. Our staff coordinates development and dissemination of walking and cycling safety information about. The Pedestrian-Bicycle Program oversees the Florida School Crossing Guard Training Program, the Florida Traffic Safety Education Program, and the Safe Routes to School Program.
District Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinators and other District personnel assist with the pedestrian and bicycle aspects of FDOT projects and activities in the seven FDOT Districts.
Alert Today - Alive Tomorrow
For Grants Funding
Programs receiving grant funding in this priority area are focused on four major program related categories:
- Legislation, Regulation and Policy: Enactment and enforcement of traffic laws and regulations, including laws that contribute to the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. This includes laws that require the proper use of bicycle helmets and laws that require bicyclists to follow the same rules of the road as motorists.
- Enforcement Program: Developing knowledge of pedestrian and bicyclist crash situations, investigating crashes, and maintaining a reporting system that documents crash activity and supports problem identification and evaluation activities, providing communication and education support, Ensuring adequate training to law enforcement personnel on effective measures to reduce crashes among pedestrians and bicyclists.
- Communication Program: School-based education programs, communication and awareness campaigns, and other focused educational programs such as those for seniors and other identified high-risk populations.
- Outreach Program: Outreach efforts focused on reaching vulnerable road users, such as older pedestrians, young children, and new immigrant populations and pedestrian and bicycle safety education and skills training for school physical education/health curricula. Includes programs to increase safety awareness and skills among pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists who share the road with pedestrians and bicyclists.
Concept papers should address education, training, enforcement, surveys, and public information efforts.
Items eligible for funding under this category may include: public awareness materials, bicycle skills courses, and training for professionals involved with all aspects of pedestrian and bicycle safety.
All grant-funded program areas will be evaluated for success in reducing fatalities and injuries. See the Grants page.Resources
|2010 Traffic Safety Facts Bicyclists and Other Cyclists||Designing for Pedestrians and Bicycles|
|Crosswalk Safety||Florida Pedestrian Resource Center|
For more information contact Trenda McPherson @ (850) 414-4025 or Edith Peters (for grants) @ (850) 414-4043