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Virtual Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan workshop scheduled

Sarasota County to host virtual Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Workshop

Post Date:07/27/2020 10:30 AM

Sarasota County's Public Works Department is inviting the community to participate in the second Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan virtual workshop at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.

"The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan focuses on road connections and mobility options and is updated to reflect transportation trends in the community," said Patrick Lui, Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails coordinator. "Community members are encouraged to participate in the workshop to share input on the consultant's findings and have a voice in the development of our community's mobility system."  

The updated master plan is expected to be completed later this fall. The first workshop, held in December 2019, focused on plan development and information gathering. The second workshop planned for Aug. 4 will present consultant Tindale Oliver's initial draft findings.

Adopted in October 2013, the plan provides the framework to promote efficient and safe bicycle and pedestrian travel throughout the county. 

The plan, which is scheduled to be updated every five years, focuses on several guiding components including an inventory of existing facilities, a crash analysis and a facility needs assessment. The plan is also guided by a community-based mission statement, vision and goal, and evaluates industry recommendations and opportunities for partnering with outside agencies.  

In addition to the master plan updates, Tindale Oilver will also develop a Complete Streets Implementation Plan and Vision Zero Policy. These new chapters of the masterplan will help adopt standard policies for on-street and off-street treatments, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.

For more information on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, or the public workshops, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or visit scgov.net. 

Registration is encouraged, but not required. The hour-long presentation will also be recorded and available for those not able to attend live. 

To register for the Workshop visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2147180590957320206  

View the virtual presentation after Aug. 4, at: https://www.scgov.net/government/public-works/transportation-planning/bicycle-and-pedestrian-planning/bicycle-and-pedestrian-master-plan-update