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Parking Projects

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Bike Share Contact I-Bike Sarasota

As of January 2020, the City is working with a local bicycle rental company which is providing bike rentals from the St. Armands Parking Garage, and the Palm Avenue parking garage. Future locations are forthcoming and will be placed in prime access points around the city. For more information contact I-Bike website at

Car Share

The city is identifying locations that would be most successful using a shared vehicle concept, like those available for hourly rental. Your feedback on this type of service and its benefit to our community would be very well received. Stay tuned for more information about this valuable option in community accessibility.

Water Taxi

The city is working presently to evaluate the potential development and infrastructure needed to deploy a local water taxi service between Downtown, St. Armands, Ken Thompson Park, The Bay/Van Wezel Performing Art Center, and other locations around the Sarasota Bay. A study was commissioned by the City to research potential navigation channels and points of landing which could provide service to the desired, highly accessed, and prominent locations around the Sarasota Bay. The goal is to determine what infrastructure may be required that would facilitate expansion of this service by private operators, and ultimately reduce the frequency and total automotive transportation needs to and from the barrier islands.