Daytona Beach, FL - The League of American Bicyclists named Florida as the tenth most Bicycle Friendly State in America for 2019. Florida ranks first in the Infrastructure and Funding category reflecting FDOT's strong commitment to building a safe bicycle infrastructure using state and federal funds. In 2015, Florida ranked 24th and, in 2017, Florida ranked 15th.
“This ranking is a testament to the Florida Department of Transportation’s continued commitment to providing a safe transportation system for all road users in the state of Florida,” said FDOT Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E. “FDOT is proud to receive this recognition from the League of American Bicyclists.”
The "Vision Zero" program, which is being utilized by the Volusia Sheriff's Office, the Daytona Beach Police Department, the Port Orange Police Department, and other local law enforcement agencies, is in line with the Complete Streets Policy and Program’s Bicycle Friendly State report card. Vision Zero is a multi-national road traffic safety project with the goal of no fatalities or serious injuries involving road traffic. It was launched locally on February 27, 2020.
FDOT says this national recognition is in line with Florida’s commitment to spend $100 million on street lighting for people biking and walking to improve safety. "Vision Zero" is a plan to reduce and ultimately eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries in the state and is in line with the Complete Streets Policy and Program’s Bicycle Friendly State report card.