[tabi] Fw: City of Tallahassee News Release - Bike Tallahassee Website Debuts

  • From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 20:36:12 -0500

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Subject: City of Tallahassee News Release - Bike Tallahassee Website Debuts

      Bike Tallahassee Website Debuts 

      City and County launch site geared to local bicycle community - The City 
of Tallahassee and Leon County have combined efforts to develop a joint website 
specifically aimed at bicyclists and pedestrians. The BikeTallahassee.com 
website was developed by staff from the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning 
Department and provides an online resource guide with a variety of important 
information for area bicyclists and pedestrians.

      An interactive facilities map on the website, developed by 
Tallahassee-Leon County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) staff, offers a 
comprehensive overview of all existing bicycle facilities, including on-street 
bike lanes, shared-use paths, streets with 'sharrows' that indicate vehicles 
are to share the roadway with bicyclists, off-road trails and more. The site 
also includes safety tips for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists with links 
to pertinent state laws. A separate section on bicycle commuting includes 
additional safety tips for citizens who want to use bicycling as a positive 
alternative to driving their cars to and from work.

      "We're thrilled to have a website that gives an overview of existing and 
future bicycle facilities. This not only will help encourage people to use 
their bikes but will be a great tool to further promote bicycle issues," said 
Hans van Tol, Chair of the Capital City Cyclists' Committee for a Bikeable 
Community. "It shows that our city and county are serious about improving 
livability and alternative modes of transportation."

      The BikeTallahassee.com website also includes news updates, future 
bike/ped facility planning efforts and other bicycle/pedestrian resources, and 
a link is provided to the Tallahassee-Leon County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master 
Plan, administered by the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency. Both 
the Leon County Board of County Commissioners and the Tallahassee City 
Commission recently received updates on the website from Planning Department 

      Citizens are invited to review the new website and offer their comments 
and suggestions for improving the site. Contact information is available on the 
site's home page. For more information, please visit www.BikeTallahassee.com.

      Contact: Jon D. Brown, County Public Information Office, (850) 606-5300 
or 694-1405 or Bill Behenna, City Communications Department, (850) 891-8533 or 
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