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Transportation open houses set for March 10

Post Date:03/02/2020 8:39 AM

Contact:  Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988; jason.bartolone@sarasotafl.gov

 

Sarasota in Motion logoThe public is invited to join the City of Sarasota in realizing the vision for the future of transportation in our community by attending one of two open house meetings on Tuesday, March 10.

The City is in the third phase of “Sarasota in Motion,” the first citywide transportation master plan. When completed, Sarasota in Motion will serve as a playbook for how the City not only invests in transportation infrastructure, but also how it achieves the community’s long-term quality of life goals.

Anyone who lives, works or plays in Sarasota is invited to attend one of the two upcoming workshops and review and provide feedback on the draft project list developed since the transportation planning process kicked off last year.

Both meetings will be held March 10, with two options offered that day:

  • Open house No. 1: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bayfront Community Center, 803 N. Tamiami Trail
  • Open house No. 2: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th St.

Both meetings will cover the same material, so those interested can attend whichever option they prefer.

“We’re in an exciting phase of the master planning process, where we’re starting to look at actual projects that will reshape our transportation network,” said Chief Transportation Planner Colleen McGue. “Our team has gathered lots of valuable input from the community on the changes and improvements they’d like to see, and now we’re beginning the work of putting that into action through real transportation investments.”

The City has hosted multiple public workshops and smaller “pop-up” events throughout Sarasota over the past year to engage with community members and develop a vision for how we can get around more safely and efficiently. Comments and ideas were also gathered online through an interactive feedback map that can be viewed on SarasotaInMotion.com.

Staff from the City’s Planning Department and its consultant will continue to develop and finalize the transportation master plan through the spring before it comes to the City Commission for adoption this summer.

For more information, to provide your input or to subscribe to the Sarasota in Motion email list for future updates and events, visit SarasotaInMotion.com or email SarasotaInMotion@SarasotaFL.gov.

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About the City of Sarasota:  Distinguished by U.S. News and World Report as the 18th Best Place to Live in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 55,000 year-round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach, a 45-hole municipal golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Club, and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles.  Learn more about us at www.SarasotaFL.Gov

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