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Next BPAB meeting Tues. Sept 30, 2008, 7pm

Next Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) Meeting – Tuesday, September 30, 2008
-Tuesday, September 30, 2008
-7:00 PM – Regular BPAB Meeting
-Alachua County Admin. Bldg (Grace Knight Conference Rm – 2nd Fl)
12 South East 1st Street – Gainesville, Florida

BPAB Agenda [...]

BPAB to Ride in Homecoming 2008 on Oct. 24th

The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) again plans to host a special unit in the UF Homecoming Parade, scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2008.
Last year’s unit, which was joined by a brass band and bikers from UF, was very well received, and this year we hope to repeat the success. (YouTube video of 2007 BPAB [...]

Proposed US Bicycle Corridors Plan

July 30th, 2008 was the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) local Pedestrian/Bicycle Coordinators meeting. One of the topics discussed was the proposed US Bicycle Routes corridor plan that has been developed by American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials – AASHTO’s US Bicycle Routes Task Force. The plan is now being considered by various [...]

2 Open Slots on Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board

There are currently 2 BPAB vacancies (1 each for the City & the County). Interested citizens can see vacancies and apply at the links below, or contact the respective office directly.
Alachua County Manager’s Office:
P.O. Box 2877 (Physical – 12 S.E. 1st Street, 2nd FL) Gainesville, FL 32602-2877
(352) 264-6900
Fax (352) 338-7363
E-mail : BOCC@alachua.fl.us

City Clerk of [...]

Public Meeting Aug. 7th about Archer Road/SW 16th Avenue Study

Archer Road (SR 24)/SW 16th Avenue (SR 226) Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study
August 7th from 5:30pm to 7pm, there will be a public meeting to kick-off the project development and environment study for a planned realignment of Archer Road/SW 16th Avenue. Please attend to find out more information on this project, and to provide [...]

Site ranks the most walkable neighborhoods in the 40 largest US cities

Put your address in and compare it to the most walkable neighborhoods in the country!
The website rates any neighborhood on a score of 1 to 1000, and you can compare that to the most walkable neighborhoods in major US cities. Visit:


The “How it works” tab explains the algorithm used.

For example, Walk Score ranks my address [...]

Waldo Road Workshop Minutes and Powerpoint Presentations Available Online

Thank you to those that were able to participate in our recent public workshops for the Waldo Road corridor, held 6/30, 7/1, and 7/7. As requested, the PowerPoint presentations that were shown at the workshops are now online and available for download. In addition, minutes from each of those meetings are also online.
To view [...]

Sweetwater Preserve Grand Opening, Sat. July 19th, 2008

The Sweetwater Preserve grand opening event is Saturday morning, July 19th, from 9:00 to 11:00am at the eastern Sweetwater Trailhead, approximately 1200 feet north of the Boulware Springs Gainesville-Hawthorne Trailhead.
For more information:
Sandra Vardaman
Alachua County Forever Land Conservation Program
Alachua County Environmental Protection Department
201 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 201
Gainesville, Florida 32601
(352) 264-6803

Archer Braid Corridor Review

Alachua County Staff presented an informational item on the Archer Braid Trail to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCCC) on July 8th. The Archer Braid was the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board’s (BPAB) 2nd rated priority. Staff will be seeking direction from the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on how to proceed with the [...]

Gainesville Trail Connection Purchased

Acquisition of 6th Street Corridor Will Provide Downtown Connection
Gainesville, Florida – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Office of Greenways and Trails and The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit land conservation organization, announced yesterday the preservation of a 2.3-mile rail corridor that will bring a popular bicycle/pedestrian trail into downtown Gainesville.
The corridor [...]