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Naples is a great place to cycle!

The City of Naples is a Great Place to Cycle!

The City of Naples, Florida, is a bicycle and pedestrian friendly city with over 30 miles of bicycle pathways (the city is less than 14 square miles) and cycle-friendly roadways.  New road construction and resurfacing is taking into account the need for bicycle lanes and the Naples Pathway Coalition is working to expand cycle and pedestrian links throughout our city.

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Naples Streets and Stormwater department is currently in the process of upgrading existing bike lanes.  The city will be installing new 20 foot long green thermoplastic bike lane panels at intersections with bike lanes.  Thermoplastic bike lane panels are environmentally friendly street markings engineered for use in high-traffic areas subjected to vehicular and bicycle traffic.  

The City of Naples believes in supporting cycling as a healthy form of exercise and a great way to get around town.  And the new green bike lane panels support this belief and will serve to improve safety for both motorists and cyclists.  Specific advantages of the green bike lane panels include promoting awareness and understanding of the bike lanes purpose, increasing lane visibility and identifying potential areas of conflict on the road.  

Additionally, the new 20 foot green bike lane panels offer features and benefits that are superior to standard road surface paint.  The green bike lane panels are durable, lasting up to 8 times longer than paint. They are also versatile, environmentally friendly and quick to install. 

The new 20 foot green bike lane panels have already been installed at the following intersection locations: Gulf Shore Blvd N and Park Shore Drive, Crayton Road and Park Shore Drive, Harbour Drive and Gulf Shore Blvd N, Harbour Drive and Crayton Road.

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Naples Bike Map

The Naples Pathways Coalition publishes a bike map, available at City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce and here online.  This map includes bike paths and designated bike lanes, as well as roads with Share the Road designations for cyclists.  You'll also find popular tourist locations marked throughout the city.                
          Naples Bike Map

Florida Bike Laws

Florida's bicycle laws are similar to most other states, and easy to learn and obey. Nationally, only about 30 percent of bicycle injuries treated in emergency rooms involve collisions with motor vehicles and fewer than one in 700 bicycle injuries is fatal.  In 70 percent of police-reported bicycle-motor vehicle crashes, the cyclists involved had violated traffic rules.  Download this brochure and know the rules.

Always remember though, even if you're obeying the rules, you need to watch for vehicles.  Being right doesn't make up for being dead.