Our island is about living life to the fullest, soaking up the sunshine, kicking back to watch the sunset, and genuinely appreciating the beauty we have at just about every turn. That’s why you just can’t do Key West in a car. Lots of people try, only to end up stuck in traffic and forever searching for that elusive parking space.
Car-Free Key West is a program in the City's Planning Department dedicated to promoting a smart and attainable vision for Key West – Life within pedal strokes and walking distance. Our mission is to “make it safe and easy for more people to bike, walk and use transit and carpool more often.” We work actively with other city departments including Key West Transit, Engineering, Community Services/Public Works, Parking and Police.
More people biking, walking, using the bus and sharing the ride makes our island healthier, happier, more sustainable, and ultimately more prosperous. It means less traffic and parking congestion. It even makes it easier for those who have to drive to do so. The program accomplishes its mission in two ways: we provide information and education to the public and we work to improve infrastructure like bike paths and services like public transportation.
Bike/Ped Plan 2017
The City is developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for Key West and Stock Island. The plan will offer common sense near-and-long-term changes to our streets that reflect our need for safety, mobility and equity. Be part of the process! Tell us where you ride or walk, your safety concerns and what you want to see in the future on our WikiMap page. And visit our Bike/Ped Plan project site too.
Driving? Park It and Forget It
If you need to drive, we recommend you Park It and Forget It at one of the many City or private lots around downtown. For information about parking lot locations and prices, the main Park n Ride Garage, Employee (for those who work downtown) Parking Lot Permits, Residential Parking Permits and all of the City's parking programs click here.
Getting to Key West Without a Car
You don't need a car to get around once you are here, so why bring it at all?
In addition to this Car-Free Key West site, you’ll find lots of important information on the City’s web site. Here are a few helpful links:
- Getting to Key West without a car
- Bike Parking
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 2017
- Bike Ped Plan Wikimap comment page
- Car Free Key West Program Progress page
- Bicycle, Pedestrian and Transit Plans
- Safety on Our Streets
- The Law
- Preventing Bicycle Theft
- Safety Data
- Bikes on Transit
- Key West Transit
- Bike and Walk to School
- The Parking and Alternative Transportation Group Final Recommendations
To contact the Car-Free Key West program:
Questions? Comments? Ideas? Contact us today.
We need your support to make Car-Free Key West a success and we are more than happy to answer any questions you might have. We’re also ready for any insight or ideas that can help us get people to lose the keys and find Key West. Thank you for your interest.