Bike Box Information
The Bike Box program is expanding. Current location: Call Street at Stadium Drive. Upcoming locations on Call Street at both Bronough and Macomb Streets.
Take a look at our pamphlet (PDF) for more information on bike boxes.
The goal of a Bike Box is to create a safe location for cyclists on the road at intersections in an effort to prevent bike and car collisions. The life-saving benefits of awareness and safety for cyclists in our community is the driving force behind this project. Both motorists and cyclists need to be aware of one another and share the road in a safe, responsible manner."
The Bike Box is highly visible when installed. It consists of a green area with a white bicycle symbol inside placed between the white stop bar and the pedestrian crosswalk. Additionally, a portion of the existing bike lane leading up to the intersection is painted green with white bicycle symbols to indicate to motorists they are approaching an intersection with a Bike Box.
Statistical data from progressive, cycling friendly communities, like Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas, show that bike boxes reduce the number of collisions between motorists turning right and cyclists going straight or turning right, better known as "right hook" collisions.
The Bike Box concept was introduced and supported by the cycling community during community meetings regarding Moving Tallahassee: Cars Optional plan, which was discussed with the community during the past year. The city plans to work with the cycling community to potentially identify other intersections for future locations of bike boxes.
Bike boxes are easy to use for both cyclists and motorists. You can learn how quickly and easily by watching the City's How Do I? video:
How Do I Use a Bike Box?
Bike Box Teaser Videos
Teaser Video #1
Teaser Video #2
Teaser Video #3