Useful Pedestrian Links

Florida’s pedestrian laws are often misunderstood. Did you know that the term jaywalking is not a legal term and doesn’t appear in Florida statutes? The term originated in the early 1900s to describe rural people who had just arrived in cities – “jays” – and did not understand the new traffic rules. Pro-automobile interest groups in the 1920s used the term jaywalker extensively as an epithet to portray what had once been normal (and legal) pedestrian behavior as reckless and irresponsible.

We hope you find the following pedestrian links to be useful.

RECREATIONAL

Mid-Florida Milers

PROFESSIONAL

Victoria Transport

Bicycle & Pedestrian Information Center

Florida Office of Greenways & Trails

Walkable & Livable Communities Institute

Florida Bicycle & Pedestrian Law Enforcement Guide

ADVOCACY & EDUCATION

National Center for Bicycling and Walking

Alliance for Bicycling and Walking

America Walks

Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety

American Safety Council: A summary of Florida’s pedestrian laws

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