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Sep
24

Sarasota/Manatee Mobility Week

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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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Jul
08

BLVD Bike Rides

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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!

When?

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

Where?

DreamLarge Yard
600 Central Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 
(Look for the mural!)

Why?

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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Feb
28

Everything you want to know about Bus, Bike, Walk

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

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
https://www.mympo.org/component/eventbooking/lrtp/transforum-neighborhoods

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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