You are invited to help plan for a safe, comfortable, and more connected regional bicycle/pedestrian trail system!

The outcome of these two studies will contribute to a comprehensive transportation plan that:

  • Identifies a variety of interconnected routes;
  • Offers safe alternatives to cars;
  • Accommodates people of different ages, backgrounds, and abilities; and
  • Provides transportation choices including walking, bicycling, and connections to transit.
     

The studies have several phases and multiple opportunities for public input, including two surveys and a public workshop.   

       

Survey #2 is now open! 

Working closely with the Project Advisory Groups, a short list of potential routes have been identified for each study area. Now, we need your feedback and your vote on which alternatives make the most sense.

Click "participate" to review the alignments in your county and share your thoughts: 

Manatee Trail Alignment Study - Survey 2

The Sarasota/Manatee MPO is working on a feasibility study for a new multi-use trail in Manatee County. The MPO invites you to participate in this survey to review and provide feedback on five potential...

Sarasota Trail Alignment Study - Survey 2

The Sarasota/Manatee MPO is working on a feasibility study for a new multi-use trail in Sarasota County. The MPO invites you to participate in this survey to review and provide feedback on four potential...

Survey #1

Survey #1 closed on June 30, 2022. Thank you to everyone who participated! To review the survey results, click "View Results" below: 

Manatee Trail Alignment Study - Survey 1

This study focuses on developing a network of biking and walking trails that will connect to schools, parks, transit stops, essential services, local attractions, and other key destinations between Anna...

Sarasota Trail Alignment Study - Survey 1

This study focuses on developing a network of biking and walking trails that will connect to schools, universities, parks, transit stops, essential services, local attractions, and other key destinations...

Sarasota/Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization

www.mympo.org

contact

Ryan Brown
Planning Manager
[email protected]

Wenonah "Nina" Venter
Multi Modal Planner
[email protected]


 

TIMELINE

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Informational Interviews

Informational interviews were conducted in February and March 2022 with key stakeholders such as city and county staff, and representatives from local bike/ped organizations. 

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Advisory Group Meeting #1

Kick-off meetings and field reviews with the Project Advisory Groups on April 20, 2022. 

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Public Survey #1

The first public survey was released in late April 2022 and closed on June 30, 2022. The survey asked about walking and biking behaviors, important destinations, and preferences on trail characteristics.

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Advisory Group Meeting #2

The Project Advisory Groups met in October 2022 to review and discuss a preliminary set of trail alignment alternatives for each study area. The goal of the meetings was to identify a "shortlist" of alternatives for further review and share for public feedback. 

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Public Survey #2

Survey #2 is now live!

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Public Workshop

Sarasota Trail Alignment Study
Date         Tuesday, December 6
Time         5 pm - 6:45 pm
Location   Selby Public Library

Manatee Trail Alignment Study
Date         Thursday, December 8
Time         6 pm - 8 pm
Location   Manatee County Public Works

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Advisory Group Meeting #3

In early 2023, the project advisory groups will meet one last time to identify a single alternative for each study area. 

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Project Conclusion

The final alternative identified in each study will be reviewed by the MPO Governing Board in Summer 2023 for adoption.