News about issues regarding Transportation, Traffic, Roundabouts and Sidewalks in downtown Sarasota and surrounding areas.

DSCA Greenspace Committee Gets Update on FDOT Landscaping Plans

2021-09-18T18:20:55-04:00September 18th, 2021|DSCA News, Greenspace, Land Development, Transportation|

On August 24, 2021, members of the DSCA Greenspace Committee and interested residents held discussions with  FDOT and City experts; which included Mark Miller, Sr. Arborist & Dan Ohrenstein, Assistant City Engineer; City of Sarasota; Darryl Richard, District 1 Landscape Architect, FL Dept of Transportation (FDOT). The committee and guests discussed the following agenda items: [...]

DSCA Electric Vehicle Charging Subcommittee

2021-03-04T14:05:29-05:00March 4th, 2021|Transportation|

The DSCA Transportation Committee has formed a new Electric Vehicle Charging Subcommittee under the leadership of Alan Freedman, DSCA Board Director from Alinari condo. The EV Charging Subcommittee will meet soon to review suggestions and comments from downtown residents and condo managers regarding Electronic Vehicle Charging Stations in downtown condos (multi-unit dwellings).   Several members [...]

DSCA Supports Safety of Ringling Bicycle Trail

2021-01-31T12:24:25-05:00January 31st, 2021|DSCA News, Local News, Safety, Transportation|

Moves to Make Bicyclist Feel Safe Downtown  The Board of Directors of the Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association (DSCA) has enthusiastically endorsed the construction of the Ringling Bicycle Trail from the Legacy Trail to Pineapple Avenue in downtown Sarasota. Thousands of people are currently using the Legacy Trail and with its completion to Fruitville Road [...]

US41-Gulfstream Roundabout Project Phases

2021-01-30T15:30:28-05:00November 10th, 2020|DSCA News, Transportation|

 US 41/Gulfstream Roundabout and Gap Stormwater Project Narrative  The FDOT Temporary Traffic Control Plan (TTCP) is to build temporary diversions (bypass roads – purple areas on exhibit) through a portion of existing parking along Bayfront Park Drive and a portion east of US 41 at Gulfstream Avenue to handle traffic while the roundabout is [...]

Downtown Sarasota, Florida US 41 Roundabout Educational Videos

2020-10-17T14:26:06-04:00August 29th, 2020|Safety, Transportation, Uncategorized|

Educational videos show how to navigate new U.S. 41 Roundabouts  These videos, produced in conjunction with engineering firm Kimley-Horn and Associates, can be viewed online on the City’s website. The series of videos includes: A simulated driver’s view of the two roundabouts Understanding the symbols used in roundabout pavement markings and street signs 10th Street roundabout lane and [...]

MPO Transform Tomorrow Survey

2020-06-18T11:48:58-04:00June 18th, 2020|DSCA News, Transportation|

The Sarasota Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) invites City residents to participate in our Transportation Investment Survey. In the next 25 years, almost $5 Billion may be invested in the Sarasota/Manatee transportation system. Your priorities will help decide which programs and projects are submitted to state and federal transportation departments for funding.   We would [...]

Roundabout Educational Videos

2020-04-10T15:21:28-04:00April 10th, 2020|DSCA News, Local News, Transportation|

Educational videos show how to navigate new U.S. 41 roundabouts  Sarasota, FL:  The City of Sarasota is sharing a series of informational videos to help educate motorists on how to navigate the new multi-lane roundabouts on U.S. 41 at 10th and 14th streets ahead of their planned opening next weekend [April 17-20]. See diagram of [...]

Roundabouts reduce traffic fatalities

2020-02-03T09:25:49-05:00February 3rd, 2020|DSCA News, Transportation|

Carmel, IN's secret to reducing traffic fatalities? Roundabouts! Dive Brief: To get congestion, road safety and emissions issues under control, cities should consider installing roundabouts at intersections, Carmel, IN Mayor Jim Brainard told Smart Cities Dive last week. Since he took office in 1996, the city has installed more than 120 roundabouts, which Brainard said [...]

Fruitville @ US41 Construction

2019-12-22T18:52:13-05:00December 22nd, 2019|DSCA News, Land Development, Local News, Safety, Transportation|

REMINDER: New Traffic Shift, Detour began Nov. 25 for US-41 Fruitville Road intersection Detours began Nov. 25 for the US 41-Fruitville Road Roundabout.  The two changes involve left turns: (1) No SB US 41 to EB Fruitville Rd - Southbound US 41 traffic will not be able to turn left at Fruitville Rd.  This will be [...]

City Transportation Master Plan

2019-12-18T21:20:43-05:00December 18th, 2019|Land Development, Transportation, Zoning Code|

Sarasota in motion ... The City of Sarasota is preparing its first citywide transportation master plan, which will serve as a playbook for how the City not only invests in transportation infrastructure, but also how it achieves the community’s larger quality of life goals.  City staff are working to gather [...]

Strong Towns Articles – December 2018

2018-12-15T17:34:51-05:00December 15th, 2018|Land Development, Transportation, Zoning Code|

Why Do People Keep Being Killed on This Road?  by Charles Marohn | December 10, 2018 Tragedy predictably occurs when our road designs combine high speeds and randomness.   Three Cheers for Minneapolis (The 3 is for Triplex)  by Daniel Herriges | December 12, 2018 Minneapolis just became the first major U.S. city in a long time [...]

DSCA Workshop on Transportation Planning in the City of Sarasota

2018-12-14T10:47:46-05:00March 12th, 2018|Transportation|

March 12, 2018  –  The Francis, 1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236 DSCA Workshop on Transportation Planning provided updates on the latest transportation projects and plans affecting the City of Sarasota. Learn about the latest status and plans for: Roundabouts on US41 (14th St & 10th St, Fruitville, Gulfstream, Main St & Ringling Blvd.) Median project (Fruitville-to-Gulfstream) [...]

Transportation Committee Update

2018-10-10T15:24:55-04:00August 17th, 2015|Transportation|

On May 22, DSCA held a transportation Focus Group at the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce with representatives of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).  The group reviewed and provided feedback on the MPO Long Range Transportation Plans, as well as prioritization of future projects. On Aug 3, several members of the DSCA Board attended [...]

Bayfront Mooring Field Still a Possibility 

2018-10-10T15:29:13-04:00January 2nd, 2012|Transportation|

Maybe you have forgotten by now, but soon, well in “government” time a Bayfront Mooring Field will be established. Geotechnical Analysis of the bottom of the bay where the moorings are to be place is continuing as of this posting. Once this has been completed, Requests for Proposals for anchor design and installation will be [...]

Paid Parking Coming to a Street Near You, if you Live Downtown

2018-10-10T15:32:37-04:00January 1st, 2011|Transportation|

The City Commission at its January 3rd meeting agreed to authorize the Mayor (Kelly Kirschner), City Auditor and Clerk to enter into an agreement with Duncan Technologies to implement an on street paid parking plan. This plan anticipates that approximately 620 on street spaces will become "pay-to-use" parking spaces. It continues to be the intent of [...]

Bicycles for the Homeless

2018-10-10T15:34:18-04:00November 24th, 2010|Homelessness, Transportation|

If one of your New Year’s resolutions includes reducing the clutter by cleaning out the garage or storage area and you come across bicycles that are no longer used, consider a donation to Bicycles for the Homeless Inc. This organization seeks bicycles in any condition to be reconditioned and upgraded for safety, if necessary. The [...]

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