The Legacy Trail
Sarasota County, Florida

Help Extend the Reach of The Legacy Trail Extension into the Sarasota Downtown Core

With construction underway to extend the Legacy Trail to Payne Park, here’s more exciting safe cycling news: the city of Sarasota is seeking input to convert two of four traffic lanes along Ringling Blvd into protected bike lanes to facilitate safe transit from the Legacy Trail extension to downtown shops, offices, homes, parks and the bay front.

Let’s give the city resounding support for their forward thinking proposal! Please take the survey. Your support is very important in making this happen!

Additional planning documents related to this project can be found here.


Starting this month, we have a new opportunity to make bicycling in the Sunshine State even better. Love to Ride Florida is a bicycling encouragement and reward program funded by the Florida Department of Transportation that aims to increase bicycling while also collecting data to demonstrate that there is interest in bikeability throughout the state. Please take five minutes to register online at www.LoveToRide.net/Florida. Click here for more information.


Help Venice Once Again Achieve the
“Bicycle Friendly City” Designation

Each year The League of American Bicyclists awards cities it recognizes as bicycle friendly. Last year the city of Venice was awarded the Silver designation. Award status lasts for one year and Venice has again submitted its application for next year.

As part of the review process, input from local bicyclists and bike advocates about their experiences and perceptions of biking conditions in Venice are obtained through the survey linked below. The survey responses are used both to inform the League’s award decision, as well as to provide (anonymous) local feedback to the applicant community about how they can improve conditions for bicyclists.

You can help Venice win this award by expressing your thoughts in the survey. The last day to take the survey is November 15. Thank you and good luck Venice! Click here to take the survey.


Safety By Design Florida, managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, is an education effort to promote and encourage safe behaviors for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers in our community. With new infrastructure and road improvements happening in our area, safety for all road users is a top priority. Please help their effort to promote transportation safety in the community by taking a brief online survey. Click Here to take the survey.


SQUARE FOOT CAMPAIGN UPDATE:

Total To Date:   $80,888 from 679 Donations.

Help Us Fund Amenities on the Trail Extension.  Donate square feet of The Trail and know the GPS location of your square feet!
Click Here to Get Your Part of The Trail!
Current Donor List

Here is the approximate location of the next available square foot.


Friends of The Legacy Trail