Bicycles & Pedestrians
The City of Boca Raton has long been committed to ensuring the safety and convenience of cyclists and pedestrians. With an extensive network of over 84-miles of bike lanes, shared pathways, and trails, our innovative projects continue to enhance transportation options.
Through the Bicycles/Pedestrians Program, we aim to:
- Engineer: Design, improve, and enhance bike lanes, shared-use paths, routes, and sidewalks, creating a safer and more pedestrian-friendly city.
- Educate: Educate the public on safe traffic behavior, reducing conflicts between cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles.
- Encourage: Promote biking and walking as healthy and eco-friendly alternatives to driving.
- Enforce: Enforce traffic laws to protect bicyclists and pedestrians, ensuring public safety.
Bicycles on Transit
Use the links below to view bicycle policies for the various transit agencies that provide service in Boca Raton:
- Tri-Rail Bikes on Train Policy
- Palm Tran Bikes on Busses Program
- Broward County Transit (BCT) Bus Your Bike Program
- Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) Bike & Ride
Bicycle Locker Registration
Bicycle lockers are a convenient and safe way to store and protect your bicycle and bicycle accessories. Visit the Tri-Rail Bicycle Locker Program website to receive information on bicycle lockers within the City of Boca Raton.
Walking is a popular and healthy way for pedestrians of all ages to keep in shape. However, it is important that pedestrians be responsible for their own safety, as accidents can occur anywhere. Most child-age pedestrian accidents occur in the same neighborhood where the child lives, and these injuries result from children often having difficulty determining sound, distance, and location, in addition to a lack of knowledge of complex traffic rules. As such, it is important that all pedestrians, young and old, practice good habits, such as walking on sidewalks and crossing streets at crosswalks. The Florida Department of Transportation provides resources that help pedestrians learn about and practice safe walking habits.
Boca Raton is committed to promoting and encouraging walking as a safe, economical, environmentally friendly, and health-conscious mode of transportation that is a viable and convenient alternative to the automobile through the expansion of facilities, services, and programs that promote walking. The City is actively working to install and maintain pedestrian and school crossing signs, sidewalks, and crosswalks. The City also provides funding for sidewalks as determined by the City Manager to promote pedestrian safety and/or to increase accessibility through Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Such sidewalks are installed by the city and the costs are assessed against the abutting properties.
For more information on the City’s sidewalk policy see Section 23-162 of the Code of Ordinances.
Request a Sidewalk
To request a sidewalk, follow these steps:
- Fill out a sidewalk request form.
- Mail the completed form to:
City of Boca Raton, Traffic Division
201 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
NEW Biking in the City of Boca Raton Bike Map
Check out the City of Boca Raton Bike Map Brochure (PDF) with important safety information, new bike laws and comprehensive map. Download and/or print today OR pick up a copy at City Hall or one of our Community Centers.
2021 Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Award
The City was one of 55 destinations nationwide to be awarded a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community Award by the League of American Bicyclists – again! The City previously received this recognition in 2018 – and has held this designation since 2003. The League represents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM – through education, advocacy, and promotion.
The City’s Bronze Award designation is valid for four years, through 2025.
To read more about the City’s award, visit The League of American Bicyclists.