The City’s Traffic Safety Team is responsible for overseeing concerns related to bicycle safety on city right-of-ways. The Traffic Safety Team is made up of traffic engineers, traffic technicians, Lakeland Police Department, Florida Department of Transportation and Community Development staff. If you have any concerns about dangerous intersections or roads you may report them to City officials on-line via the Citizen Action Center.
Additionally, the City has worked closely with the local bicycle advocacy group, Bike Lakeland, to enhance bicycle amenities and address safety concerns in the downtown district. Bike Lakeland obtained private funding for 5 bike racks and assisted in prioritizing the locations in 2011. This effort has since led to the City as well as private property owners to install additional bike racks downtown.
The League of American Bicyclists now offers the first portion of their Traffic Skills 101 course online to you for free. Register here and become apart of the bicycle-friendly city initiative here in Lakeland, where promoting safe, educated and informed riding is one of our primary objectives.