Trails Master Plan

We have more than 800 miles of natural surface, blueway and paved trails that provide opportunities for exercise and recreation, and connect people to parks, town centers, activity centers and major destinations. 

Now we need your help to update the county’s Trails Master Plan, which establishes a framework for the future investment in the trail network throughout the county. This is a unique opportunity to share your feedback on existing trails and what improvements you would most like to see.

One goal of Sarasota County is to develop and maintain a safe, convenient and efficient transportation system, which provides for an affordable balance of alternative transportation modes and safe, efficient intermodal transportation linkages; and respects the integrity of environmentally sensitive areas and wildlife habitat.
To accomplish this goal, the county must take a multimodal approach when planning the transportation systems serving the county. Planning for this is discussed in the Transit Development Plan, the Sarasota Master Trail Plan, and in the recently adopted Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

Legacy Trail, bikers riding the trail next to the old railroad tracks