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PUBLIC NOTICE :: Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Advisory Committee (BPTAC) on February 21, 2023

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NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that on February 21, 2023, the Bicycle/Pedestrian/Trails Advisory Committee (BPTAC) meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the MPO Office, 8100 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Meeting materials and information regarding technology and access will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org on Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

There are five (5) ways for the public to participate:
1. In person at the BPTAC meeting, by filling out a comment card.
2. Written comments will be accepted before, during, and after each meeting. All written comments will be included as part of the official public record of the meeting. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, email address, and phone number with your written comment.
3. The BPTAC meeting will be live streamed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. The public can view the meeting and comment during the meeting using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/Q742.
4. The public may call-in by phone and leave comments via voicemail. Telephone Number 1-855-925-2801; Meeting code 8196.
5. For those wishing to address members of the BPTAC directly, you are requested to provide a written request in advance. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, for your comments to be distributed to BPTAC members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email:

b. Please include the following information in the body of the email: 1) Name, email, and phone number; 2) The agenda item you wish to
address; 3) A summary of your public comment (3000-character limit)
c. Following the receipt of the email, instructions will be sent on how to join the virtual meeting to speak once the Chair calls on you during
the public comment period.

The MPO rules of procedure, decorum, and policy governing the public comment period, shall be followed, and enforced in person or virtually. During the public comment period, the Chair will ask the public to speak based on the written requests to speak in the order they are received.

It would greatly help MPO staff if questions and comments could be emailed to Clerk to the Board (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) PRIOR to the beginning of the meeting, and ideally before 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Federal Laws, Florida Statutes, and MPO Policy. There are no stenographical records by a certified court reporter for the noticed meeting(s) listed above. Accordingly, any person seeking to appeal any decision(s) made at the noticed meeting(s) herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at the meeting(s) upon which any appeal is to be based.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at 941-359-5772 at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or beneficiary who believes they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or family status may file a complaint with the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Title VI Coordinator by calling 941-359-5772 or in writing mailed to Sarasota/Manatee MPO, ATTN: Title VI Coordinator, at 8100 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

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Sarasota/Manatee Mobility Week


On September 21, 2020, the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) proclaimed the week of October 30 through November 6, 2020 as Mobility Week.

What is Mobility Week?

Mobility Week is a statewide celebration of making smart, efficient, and safe transportation choices. Mobility Week, counties, cities, and transportation agencies host events to promote safe and sustainable transportation choices.

What happens during Mobility Week?

Mobility Week is an ideal time for counties, cities, and transportation agencies to highlight transportation achievements, roll out new initiatives and/or implement new policies; and

It is also an opportunity for individuals to explore the various transportation choices available to them and think about how multi modal transportation reduces traffic congestion, benefits the environment, and improves community health.

Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit

The 3rd annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit (GCSSS) will be held virtually for the first time. The Summit is a collaborative effort between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and six metropolitan planning organizations: Forward Pinellas, Hernando/Citrus MPO, Hillsborough MPO, Pasco MPO, Polk TPO, and the Sarasota/Manatee MPO.

The Summit is an educational event that brings together national speakers, public officials, technical staff, sister counties, and community partners to elevate our efforts on how to design and implement safe and equitable transportation facilities for all modes of transportation. Registrations opens September 28, 2020. For more information about the Summit visit: https://www.gulfcoastsafestreetssummit.org/.

Love to Ride Florida

FDOT invites you to take part in the Love to Ride Florida challenge, which will kick-off on October 30, the first day of Mobility Week, and run through the month of November. Participants can earn points by riding and encouraging others to ride, too. Ride anywhere, anytime, to earn points and enter the drawings for prizes and more. You can participate as part of a team or as an individual. For more information visit: https://www.fdot.gov/projects/mobilityweek/bikechallenge2020.shtm.

Click to Download the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Mobility Week Proclamation

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BLVD Bike Rides


BLVD Bike Rides is a free, community bike event ride hosted by DreamLarge! We’ll be cruising our way through the Rosemary District and surrounding neighborhoods in downtown Sarasota. This is the first of many other future community happenings hosted by DreamLarge!

After the ride, we’ll be encouraging everyone in the area to come back to the DreamLarge Yard, hang with your friends and neighbors, and enjoy our special community! We’ll be housing a few of Sarasota's best food trucks, including POLPO Pizza Co.! 

Don't Have a Bike? Don't Worry!

We’ve got you covered. We’ve partnered with iBike and Endless Summer SRQ to provide bicycles for those who need them. We have a limited amount available, so please reserve your bike by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or letting us know through Facebook!

The Sarasota Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization will also be featured at this event. They’ll be schooling us on bike safety and discussing the ways they are transforming transportation in our community. 

BLVD Bike Swag.

Lastly, we’ll be selling specially designed BLVD Bike Ride t-shirts! Absolutely 100% of the proceeds from this sale goes directly towards buying bikes for those in need this holiday season. This is a chance for our community to give back to those who could use it. Cool!


July 18th, 2019
Check-in begins at 5:45
Bike ride (Round 1): 6:15 
Bike ride (Round 2): 7:00


DreamLarge Yard
600 Central Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 
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DreamLarge is situated in the heart of downtown Sarasota, nestled within the Rosemary District. Over the years, we have watched our community evolve in amazing ways-- growing and changing in all aspects of community. Naturally, we have a vested interest in this neighborhood and would love to see the area continue to grow in a positive way. Out of this need for growth and impact comes this new passion project: BLVD Bike Rides!

Click Here to Register!

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Everything you want to know about Bus, Bike, Walk

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Date:                February 28, 2019
Contact:          Corinne Tucker, Public Involvement Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone:             941-359-5772
Cell:                  941-920-8900

TransForum: Neighborhoods – Bus, Bike, Walk
March 11, 2019
4:30 – 6:30 PM
Bayfront Community Center
803 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL

Bring your friends, families, and neighbors to learn about different ways you can get around the region on the bus, your bike, and by foot. Help the community prioritize future walking, biking, and transit options. Find out more information on the natural beauty of The Legacy Trail and the trial extension plans. Hear more about the upcoming project on Myrtle Street from FDOT representatives. Meet and greet with organizations and groups who promote walking and bicycling.  Take this opportunity to get involved with the MPO, the City of Sarasota, and the Sarasota/Manatee regional community.

The public is invited to attend TransForum: Neighborhoods – Bus, Bike, Walk to discuss proposed connections to existing regional routes for safe walking, biking, and transit. This bi-county event is hosted by the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in partnership with the City of Sarasota on March 11, 2019, 4:30 – 6:30 PM, at the Bayfront Community Center, 803 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL.

This event is part of the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Information gathered at this event will feed into the 25-year long range transportation for the Manatee and Sarasota region. The purpose of the Sarasota/Manatee MPO 2045 LRTP is to develop future transportation facilities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The LRTP must consider the full complement of transportation modes – roads, bicycles, pedestrians, trails, transit, parking, railroads and airports. The plan includes at least twenty years and must be updated every five years.

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