FDOT is instituting a major policy shift this year and going on a diet. Roads will have narrower lanes and allow for a new default of 7 foot-wide bike lanes with a 2 foot buffer, within urban areas.
The new standard lane width will now be 11 feet.
Previous bike lanes were 5 feet in width plus a 2 foot-wide buffer. When next to on-street parking, a 3 foot-wide buffer will be provided in the “door zone” of the parked car, and the bike lane restricted to 4 feet.
Below is a graphic of the new buffered bike lane standard.
At the time of this post, this standard is only applicable to new construction.