In recent years, the Florida Keys have become increasingly accessible and friendly to bicyclists and pedestrians. The Florida Park Service has already completed more than 70 miles of the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail, which will one day link Key Largo to Key West via a paved multi-use path. In addition, new sidewalks and crosswalks have been constructed by the Florida Department of Transportation, while local governments have also gotten into the act. For example, last year Monroe County completed a 12-mile-long bike lane along County Road 905, in North Key Largo. The county is also building a new bayside bike path in Key Largo to augment the state-owned oceanside path.
Despite this progress, a recent analysis undertaken on behalf of the county shows that there is much work that can be done to make the Keys transportation network safer and more efficient for everybody.