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Miami votes to add free “trolley” service downtown

Commuters, sports fans, and others will soon have another option for getting around downtown Miami: a bus trolley that will circulate “through Brickell, downtown and Overtown, east to Biscayne Boulevard, and west to the Culmer Center in the hospital district, culminating at the Miami Marlins’ new ballpark.”
Miami spent $5.6 million to purchase the fleet of [...]

Bicycle Boulevards: A great idea for Gainesville to consider

Gainesville has many roadway sections with the potential to serve as bicycle boulevards, easing the passage of bicyclists from one part of the city to the other, without subjecting them to heavier, faster car and truck traffic.

How to make walking (and using the stairs) fun!

Wouldn’t it be great if a little fun could change people’s action for the better? Well guess what: it can! And by the way, there is a terrific proposal to place interactive musical sculptures in downtown Gainesville–designed to highlight the great musical talents that have come from here. I hope you will support that effort.

Feet First No More?

Feet First was a small group of recumbent riders based in the Gainesville, Florida area. They had the “Do it feet first” website (http://www.doitfeetfirst.com/) for a time. Are there any recumbent riders from Feet First still out there? Whatever happened to Feet First?

North Florida Recumbent Riders Active in Alachua County?

Are any members of this group active in our county? For more information: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NorthFloridaRecumbentRiders/

What can BPAB do to better advance bicycling and walking?

We need the input of the entire community. We welcome your ideas.

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Is Gainesville Pedestrian and Bicycle-Friendly?

Many recent discussions at the BPAB have revolved around ways to make our city more bike and pedestrian friendly. And clearly we often think of our community as a safe and inviting place to bike and walk. But is this an accurate perception? Why or why not? And for those cases where we are not, [...]

Community Meeting on Police Dept. Expansion, Wed. Oct 22, 6pm

Please attend the community meeting on the police department expansion plans, Wed. Oct. 22 at 6pm.
Location: Oscar Lewis Center (police substation and rec center)
524 NW 1st St
The city commission will also host one additional workshop on this important project (likely in November at the police department headquarters on NW 6th St. We will post the [...]

Transportation Meetings for 2009

The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Board (BPAB) is one of several committees which advise on transportation planning in Gainesville and Alachua County. These include BPAB, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), the Community Advisory Committee (CAC), and the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO).
Here is the schedule for 2009 Transportation Meetings:
Transportation meetings 2009