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Uptown to Downtown Route PDF - A 9.3 mile route that takes riders between downtown and uptown Pensacola while avoiding busy high speed roads to the greatest degree possible. The route is mostly through quiet residential neighborhoods but also connects with busy commercial areas as well. Some landmarks along the way include the Tryon Branch Library, Tippin Park, Bryan Park, Sacred Heart Hospital, Washington High School, Highland Terrace Park, Woodland Heights Community Center, Hollice T. Williams Park, Plaza Ferdinand, and Plaza de Luna.
These Safe Riding Routes are provided courtesy of Bike Pensacola. The City of Pensacola has published these maps for informational purposes only and is not responsible for errors, omissions, or verification of published routes.
Bike Pensacola is a coalition of bicyclists, bike clubs, bike shops, and other organizations working to improve conditions for bicycling in Pensacola. Bike Pensacola is also the organizer of the most popular bike ride in town - the Slow Ride! Each month riders can explore the quiet, scenic streets of Pensacola's many historic neighborhoods for a fun and leisurely ride among friends.
The League of American Bicyclists provides Five Rules of the Road, which prepare you for safe and fun bicycling no matter where you're riding.
FOLLOW THE LAW
Your safety and image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic; use the rightmost lane headed in the direction you are going.
Make your intentions clear to everyone on the road. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes.
Ride where people can see you and wear bright clothing. Use a front white light, red rear light and reflectors when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with others and don’t ride on sidewalks.
Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other people on bikes will do next. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes, and other road hazards. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.
Check that your tires are sufficiently inflated, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly, and quick release levers are closed. Carry tools and supplies that are appropriate for your ride. Wear a helmet.