Wednesday, August 19, 2009

FDOT Changes Mandate for Bike Lanes

Bike Jax has just recently learned that the Florida Department of Transportation has changed its directive to include bike lanes in all projects.

The FDOT directive formally read the planners and engineers "must consider" bike lanes in the planning process. The new directive enacted within the last couple of months now states that plans "must include" bike lanes.

So we should expect to see bike lanes popping up all over Florida, right? I'm sad to say, not anytime soon. Road project normally take 3-5 years to break ground. Every project that has already planned and budgeted for next 3-5 years is under the "must consider" clause. So don't expect to any big changes in the way roads are built for the next 5 years.

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