In April of 2009, the Tallahassee-Leon County Mobility District (formally adopted as the Multimodal Transportation District, or MMTD) became effective for the central city area of Tallahassee. The primary goal is to improve active transportation options in the central Tallahassee area by making it safer and more comfortable to walk, bike, or take transit. But the Mobility District addresses more than just transportation - by adopting such a district, the community recognizes that mixed uses and well-designed buildings & public places are an important part of making active transportation a viable option.
The Mobility District comprises an 18.2 square mile area in central Tallahassee and includes the Florida State Capitol Complex, Downtown, Frenchtown, Midtown, the Monroe-Adams District, Florida A & M University, Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, Innovation Park, and Governor’s Square Mall, among many other destinations. Within this District, the City of Tallahassee and Leon County have partnered to create a safe and desirable environment for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users through:
- Mixed-uses to support walking and cycling
- Densities to support transit
- Interconnected streets and paths
- Good urban design
Development within the Mobility District is guided by the MMTD Code, with a goal of creating places for people. The Code seeks to improve the urban fabric of the Capital City through an increased emphasis on urban design and the public realm, thereby creating a pedestrian-friendly and transit-supportive district. To learn more about the MMTD Code.
Concurrent with the establishment of the Mobility District, the City and Leon County partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation to establish a program to fund active transportation improvements that allows mitigation fees from development to go toward transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects rather than road widening. This is important in the core of Tallahassee because there isn't room to widen many roads, if any, without destroying parts of the community. To learn more about the Significant Benefit Program.
District Plan (2009)