The segment north of Florida Southern College is an ‘unfunded gap’ in plans to link the Fort Fraser and Tenoroc trails.
With development coming to parts of downtown Lakeland west of Florida Avenue, city commissioners are turning their attention to ways to move pedestrians and bicyclists over and under the barrier formed by the CSX railroad tracks.
After airing two very different transportation visions, city commissioners voted 5-2 today to proceed with plans for a two-way bicycle path along three little-used blocks of New York Avenue downtown.
Lakeland remains a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community but can reach silver level if it builds more bike lanes and paths and reduces the level of crashes, which are above the national average.
Bicycle sharing — a system of stations with bikes you can borrow for a short commute or a few hours’ recreation — could come to Lakeland as soon as November.
WFLA If you’ve lived in Lakeland long enough, you’ve seen several efforts to place restrooms on Lake Hollingsworth for the comfort of people who walk, run, bike, skate or otherwise travel the 3-mile path that circles the lake.
The Ledger Beth Geohagen, the ever-smiling pedaler behind BeFly Bike Tours, is working with Butterfly Bistro to deliver breakfasts and lunches in the downtown and Dixieland areas, The Ledger reports.
Lakeland roads need to be made safer for bicyclists and pedestrians, according to residents responding so far to a request for comments about transportation needs.