A community coalition to promote bicycle & pedestrian safety in Gainesville and Alachua County, Florida.

Conserve by Bicycle Report

In 2005, the Florida Legislature created Section 335.07, F.S., Conserve by Bicycle Program, within the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). As stated in the Scope of Services:
The purposes of the Conserve by Bicycle Program are to:
• Save energy by increasing the number of miles ridden on bicycles, thereby reducing the usage of petroleum-based fuels.
• Increase efficiency of cycling as a transportation mode by improving interconnectivity of roadways, transit and bicycle facilities.
• Reduce traffic congestion on existing roads.
• Provide recreational opportunities for Florida’s residents and visitors.
• Provide healthy transportation and recreation alternatives to help reduce the trend toward obesity and reduce long-term health costs.
• Provide safe ways for children to travel from their homes to their schools by supporting the Safe Paths to Schools Program.

As part of this program, FDOT authorized the Conserve by Bicycle Program Study. In June 2007, Phase 1 of that study was published. Click below to view a PDF version of that study (208 pages).
Conserve by Bicycle Programs Phase 1 Study

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