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2013 Florida Statutes

SECTION 065
Bicycle and pedestrian ways along state roads and transportation facilities.
F.S. 335.065
1335.065 Bicycle and pedestrian ways along state roads and transportation facilities.
(1)(a) Bicycle and pedestrian ways shall be given full consideration in the planning and development of transportation facilities, including the incorporation of such ways into state, regional, and local transportation plans and programs. Bicycle and pedestrian ways shall be established in conjunction with the construction, reconstruction, or other change of any state transportation facility, and special emphasis shall be given to projects in or within 1 mile of an urban area.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a), bicycle and pedestrian ways are not required to be established:
1. Where their establishment would be contrary to public safety;
2. When the cost would be excessively disproportionate to the need or probable use;
3. Where other available means or factors indicate an absence of need.
(2) The department shall establish construction standards and a uniform system of signing for bicycle and pedestrian ways.
(3) The department, in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Protection, shall establish a statewide integrated system of bicycle and pedestrian ways in such a manner as to take full advantage of any such ways which are maintained by any governmental entity. For the purposes of this section, bicycle facilities may be established as part of or separate from the actual roadway and may utilize existing road rights-of-way or other rights-of-way or easements acquired for public use.
History.ss. 1, 2, 4, 5, ch. 73-339; s. 5, ch. 84-284; s. 38, ch. 84-309; s. 26, ch. 85-180; s. 163, ch. 94-356; ss. 32, 55, ch. 2013-41.
1Note.

A. Section 32, ch. 2013-41, added subsection (4) “[i]n order to implement Specific Appropriation 1835A of the 2013-2014 General Appropriations Act.” Specific Appropriation 1835A was vetoed. See ch. 2013-40, the 2013-2014 General Appropriations Act.

B. Section 55, ch. 2013-41, provides that “[a]ny section of this act which implements a specific appropriation or specifically identified proviso language in the 2013-2014 General Appropriations Act is void if the specific appropriation or specifically identified proviso language is vetoed. Any section of this act which implements more than one specific appropriation or more than one portion of specifically identified proviso language in the 2013-2014 General Appropriations Act is void if all the specific appropriations or portions of specifically identified proviso language are vetoed.” As added by s. 32, ch. 2013-41, subsection (4) would have read:

(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department may use funds specifically appropriated for the purpose of the acquisition and development of an integrated system of interconnected multiuse trails of statewide significance and to pay the costs of land acquisition, design, and construction of trails and related facilities. When selecting projects for funding under this section, the department shall give priority to trail projects that have been identified by the Florida Greenways and Trails Council as a priority within the Florida Greenways and Trails System pursuant to chapter 260 and shall provide trail connectivity by eliminating gaps between existing trails. All projects funded under this section shall be included in the department’s work program developed pursuant to s. 339.135. This subsection expires July 1, 2014.