BikePalmBeach.org was created by the Palm Beach MPO to provide a direct connection for users looking specifically for related information and activities of the Palm Beach MPO, as well as an opportunity to share information about community events and resources of interest to the bicycling community in Palm Beach County and South Florida.
Bike to Work Week in West Palm Beach - Click flyer for details, special events, and promotions from merchants.
Join the MPO for a group bike ride into downtown West Palm Beach from the Mangonia Park Tri-Rail station, leaving at 7:30 am on Fri., March 31. Click flyer below for details and a link to the bike route map.
The MPO Governing Board will consider approval of the new MPO Pedestrian and bicycle Safety Guide at their regularly scheduled meeting of February 16, 2017.
The Palm Beach MPO created the bike suitability map to showcase both the bicycle facilities on the major roadways and also the most bikable corridors in Palm Beach County. The reverse side highlights laws and practices for safe cycling in every environment. Click on the links below to download your copy today!
Click the image below to access Side 1 (map)
Click the image below to access Side 2 (bike safety information)
Click image to view a calendar of bicycle related meetings, events and activities, including guided tours and competitions. Click individual listings on the calendar for details.
The Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee - BTPAC, is responsible for advising and informing the MPO Board regarding bicycle and pedestrian issues in Palm Beach County.
Enactment of the 1984 Florida Bicycle Bill required all county and local municipal governments to give full consideration of the bicycle when planning and developing transportation. Florida became one of the nation's leaders in bicycle planning with the creation of a State Bicycle Office, Bicycle Coordinators in each FDOT District, and Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinators in a number of counties, including Palm Beach. In Palm Beach County, a bicycle-pedestrian advisory committee was formed in 1987, and later expanded to include greenways issues.
Typically, meetings are held the first Thursday of most months. Meetings begin at 9:07 AM and are held in the 4th Floor Conference Room, Room 4E-12, next to the MPO office in the Vista Center at 2300 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33411. Check the website calendar and the meeting links below for the current meeting schedule. Meeting agendas and backup information are posted in advance of each meeting.
Bicycle riding is fun, healthy, and great way to see Palm Beach. View the following laws, guides, and tips before you start your ride.
Bike Helmet Fitting Guides
Rights and Duties of Cyclists
The Palm Beach MPO has led efforts to coordinate regional efforts to inventory existing walking trails and to propose potential future projects to complete missing links. Additionally, many of these trails are also designed to accommodate bicyclists and some include equestrian facilities. Click here to view the online greenways map.
The Palm Beach MPO has provided funding toward construction or expansion of numerous trails in Palm Beach County for walking and bicycling. Some trails are also approved for equestrian use. Locations, rules and regulations for specific trails in Palm Beach County can be found at the following website links.
Palm Beach County parks with self-directed bicycle trails
Palm Beach County parks with self directed mountain bike trails
Bicycle Rentals Available
MPO Grant Funded Bluegill Trail
Historic Jupiter-Indiantown Trail and Cypress Creek Natural Area
Horseback riding, biking and hiking enthusiasts have a new destination in northwestern Palm Beach County. Located west of Florida's Turnpike on the north side of Indiantown Road, Phase I was formally opened with a ceremony held March 24, 2012. The project was constructed by Palm Beach County's Department of Environmental Resources Management with federal stimulus grant dollars provided through the MPO.
View information on what's happening in Palm Beach County
Bike Event Planning
Palm Beach MPO's Bicycle, Greenways, Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BGPAC) is responsible for advising and informing the MPO Board regarding bicycle and pedestrian issues in Palm Beach County. This committee worked hard for more than a year to develop a new Master Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan which was approved by the MPO Board at their March 17, 2011 meeting.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a foundation on which future decisions regarding bicycle transportation will be based, including both long and short range strategies and actions that will most efficiently integrate bicycling into the overall multi-modal transportation system in Palm Beach County, FL.
Public involvement was key in the development of this plan, beginning with a series of regional public meetings held throughout the county in April 2010. A draft plan was presented at a public open house in December 2010, and posted online with a request for public comments for more than 30 days in December 2010 and January 2011. The resulting Final Plan posted below takes into consideration all feedback received from the public. After review by the Technical Assistance Committee and the Citizens Advisory Committee, this plan was approved by the MPO Board at their meeting of March 17, 2011. For more information, please contact MPO Bike-Ped-TDM Coordinator, Franchesca Taylor at FTaylor@PalmBeachMPO.org or 561-684-4170.
Master Comprehensive Bicycle Transportation Plan
APPROVED BY THE MPO BOARD ON MARCH 17, 2011
MASTER COMPREHENSIVE BICYCLE
26.75 MB, 111pg.
Individual Components Below:
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|Table of Contents||
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|Chapter 1 Introduction and Vision||
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|Chapter 2 Current Conditions||
6.00 MB, 24 pg.
|Chapter 3 The Bicycle Transportation Network||
3.72 MB, 7 pg.
|Chapter 4 Needs Assessment||
3.47 MB, 3 pg.
|Chapter 5 Bicycle Facilities Improvement Recommendations||
3.92 MB, 6 pg.
|Chapter 5a Pilot Corridor Recommendations||
5.88 MB, 40 pg.
|Chapter 6 Implementation Process and Recommendations||
7.25 MB, 20 pg.
|Chapter 7 Evaluation Process||
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|Appendix A Roadway Bicycle Level of Service||
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|Appendix B Description of the LOS Model||
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|Appendix C Draft Facility Recommendations||
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|Appendix D Prioritization List Sorted By Tier||
210.68 KB, 17 pg.
|Map-Bike Level of Service||
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|Map-Level of Service Met-Tier 1 Implementation||
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A Draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Study was presented to the MPO advisory committees and Governing Board at their October 2016 meetings.
Check out information on other agencies and organizations promoting bicycling in Palm Beach County.