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Multi-Modal Path & Golf Car Information and Safety

Multi-Modal Paths: Let's SHARE the Path

The purpose of this page is to provide information to residents regarding the Multi-Modal Paths in the community as well as information for golf car safety. If you have any questions about the information provided, please contact the District Customer Service Center at 352-753-4508.

In a community of over 130,000 residents, golf car safety is important both on the multimodal paths and on the roadways. To encourage golf car safety, we have several educational materials available to help inform both residents and guests on the proper procedures. Use the links below to view these informative brochures. You can also visit the District Customer Service Center located at 984 Old Mill Run to pick up a copy of these handouts and more.

Golf Car Rules of the Road and Safety Tips
Multi-Modal Paths
Navigating Roundabouts
FDOT Golf Car Navigation Tips Brochure

To promote golf car safety in The Villages, The Villages Homeowners Advocates created a video that can be supplemented with their monthly Golf Car Safety Clinic. The Golf Car Safety Clinic is held at 9 AM on the third Wednesday of every month at Colony Cottage Recreation. To watch this video, please click on the following link:

You can also view a video addressing many of the concerns related to golf car safety in The Villages by clicking the following link: Golf Car Safety Video.

Golf Cart Tunnel Height in The Villages

Share the Path

"Who is allowed to use the multi-modal paths throughout The Villages?”  This is a question that the District receives on a regular basis.  The multi-modal paths are for use by NON-AUTOMOTIVE traffic such as bicycles, golf carts, pedestrians, and skaters.  It is not legal…nor is it smart…to drive vehicles such as smart cars, motorcycles, or mopeds on any of the multi-modal paths in The Villages.  For additional information, please click on the header of this announcement to read a memo from District Counsel regarding the use of multi-modal paths.

Announcement from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Effective July 1, 2013, The Florida Legislature amended FS 319.14 to allow the conversion of a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) to a golf cart. For additional information on the process of converting a LSV to a golf cart, please click on the header of this announcement or the following website link: Low Speed Vehicles.

Community Corner

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Public Records Custodian Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Most written communications to or from State and Local Officials regarding State or Local business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Please forward requests to:
Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430
Please Note Florida law prohibits the Board of Supervisors from communicating with residents about Deed Compliance or Architectural Review issues/cases.  Please contact the Community Standards Department directly at to report any concerns you might have.