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 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan


The plan is designed to outline a safe, convenient and efficient bicycle and pedestrian system that provides access to major destinations within Sarasota County and surrounding counties.
The plan includes:

  • Comprehensive Plan goals, objectives and policies supporting bicycle and pedestrian needs
  • Safety and education programs
  • Types and designs for shared-use paths and amenities 
  • Current bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • Community-recommended improvements and future needs

The plan is intended to be a framework for future improvements and action items that can be considered within the County. These action items may require policy changes, funding opportunities to be explored, and more partnerships.  The plan specifically provides for a long list of items, of which many are educational, that may be considered in the future. 


 Public Meetings & Presentation Info


Public meetings for the draft plan were held in  January and February 2013. 

The draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was then presented to the Sarasota County Commission on May 21, 2013. As a result of the discussion at this meeting, revisions were then made to the plan. 
The revised Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan was presented and adopted at the Sarasota County Commission meeting on Oct. 8, 2013.  The final version of the plan is available online, as well as maps included within the plan.
If you are interested in having a county staff member speak and present an overview of the plan to a stakeholder group, community group or association, send an email to or contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000.  

 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and Maps

North County Map Showing Focus Areas.pdfNorth County Map Showing Focus Areas
Central County Map Showing Focus Areas.pdfCentral County Map Showing Focus Areas
South County Map Showing Focus Areas.pdfSouth County Map Showing Focus Areas
North County Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Maps.pdfNorth County Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Maps
South County Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Map.pdfSouth County Bicycle and Pedestrian Crash Map

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