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BICYCLING

 

Ride Your Bicycle to Downtown West Palm Beach or Northwood Village?

 

As part of the Transportation Management Initiative, the City of West Palm Beach has rolled out their Bike Rack Initiative Program. The initiative includes the installation of bicycle racks throughout downtown West Palm Beach and Northwood Village and more.

 

Bicycling is a healthy, clean, economical and fun way to commute to work.

 

In the time spent getting to work, we can get the exercise we need, that we claim we "don't have time for." Commuting to work by bike or for neighborhood errands is a great way to get fit and stay healthy. Combined with transit, cycling can also be part of a commute over longer distances.

 

Besides providing fun and promoting health, bicycling improves air quality and reduces traffic congestion. The bicycle is the most energy-efficient form of travel ever devised, reducing energy use and fossil fuel dependence.

 

Bicycling is a great commute alternative. Even just a day or two a week is a great way to save money, get some exercise and be kind to the environment.

 

Request a Rack Program

Businesses, office buildings and residential buildings without adequate bicycle parking may request a bike rack and installation.

 

Requirements:

  1. Racks are hitch style accommodating two bicycles per rack.
  2. Racks are installed in public space within the City of West Palm Beach limits in the downtown and Northwood Village areas usually on a sidewalk with 6 or more feet of clear sidewalk space remaining.
  3. Racks are placed at convenient, usable locations near building entrances without impeding pedestrians.
  4. Racks are placed with adequate clearance from curb ramps and crosswalks, street furniture, driveways, and parked cars.
  5. City owned property. (Bicycle racks installed on private property are usually paid for by the property owner.)
  6. Concrete sidewalk width wide enough not to impede pedestrian traffic.
  7. Racks cannot be installed on pavers, cobblestone or metal grating.

 

After reviewing the bicycle rack location criteria to determine if the rack location may qualify for the program, businesses, properties and organizations may request a free bicycle rack by completing the on-line request form. After a request is received and evaluated, those sites deemed suitable for inspection will be given an on-site evaluation. If the location is approved, it will be added to the city’s next order for installation.

 

For more information about the City of West Palm Beach Bike Rack Initiative program, contact Angelic Mercer at 954-884-5310 or Amercer@ctseinc.com.

 

 


 

walkerWALKING
 

Walking to work is a great way to stay healthy and save money on your commuting costs.

 

Regular, quick walking is the simplest and the most effective way of preventing cardiovascular disease for both men and women; a brisk tempo -- over 5 km/hour (about 3.1 miles per hour) -- is more important than the duration, according to studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

 

Both biking and walking, after an initial investment in equipment, are relatively inexpensive. You can save lots of money using pedal or foot power instead of buying gasoline while also helping the environment.

 

 


 

Guaranteed Ride Home Program

If you commute to work by bicycle or by walking at least three days per week, you are eligible to register for the Guaranteed Ride Home Program with South Florida Commuter Services. Click here for more information about the Guaranteed Ride Home Program.

 

 

Visit South Florida Commuter Services at www.1800234RIDE.com or call 1-800-234-RIDE for more information. South Florida Commuter Services is a program
of the Florida Department of Transportation.