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Bike 5 Cities Signs Become Permanent Fixtures in Casselberry


The Bike 5 Cities Wayfinding Master Plan was in development for a handful of years, and the City of Casselberry’s Public Works Department was the first to install permanent Bike 5 Cities wayfinding signs in the summer of 2021! The signs were installed along the Greenway trail from Kewannee Trail to Wirz Park and S. Triplet Lake Dr. to Laurel Way. The city’s former Deputy Public Works Director and Dr. Kelly Brock, former City Engineer and current Public Works Director, greenlit the sign project

“Casselberry is unique in that we can execute pilot projects such as this pretty quickly. We hope to inspire the other cities along the route to make Bike 5 Cities a permeant fixture on their trail wayfinding signs,” stated Dr. Brock.   

Bike 5 Cities Intersection Signage with City of Casselberry Public Works Director Dr. Kelly Brock

City of Casselberry Public Works Director Dr. Kelly Brock shows his excitement at the newly installed signage at an intersection for Bike 5 Cities!

In 2017, GAI’s Community Solutions Group generously donated the time, staff, and resources to create a wayfinding plan for which the cities and Bike/Walk Central Florida’s (BWCF) board and staff could implement.  “We will always be so grateful for the work that GAI and Pete Sechler’s team did for Bike 5 Cities. Without their support and efforts on the project, none of this would be possible,” said BWCF Chair and Bike 5 Cities Event Director Lisa Portelli.  

In launching the project, BWCF staff and board members, along with staff from each of the Bike 5 Cities cities rode the route to determine sign locations and feasibility.  After the evaluation and several discussions, final recommendations were provided to each of the participating cities

BWCF Executive Director Emily Hanna explained, “The whole intent of Bike 5 Cities is to help advocate for the use of our trails, and one way to do that is to educate and teach potential cyclists how to navigate the trails using wayfinding signage. 

Since the ride’s inaugural event in 2017, Bike 5 Cities has celebrated the local trail systems in our Central Florida community by using trails and slower neighborhood streets to guide riders around a now 30-mile route through Winter Park, Maitland, Eatonville, Orlando, and Casselberry. 

While Casselberry may have been the first, we’d love to expedite the wayfinding project faster than what some municipal budgets may allow.

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fully funding wayfinding along the entire Bike 5 Cities route!

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