Environment/Livability

The MPO incorporates accessibility, equity, and public health in project priorities. 

Accessibility

Accessibility graphic based on given travel time.
Accessibility measures the number of destinations
reachable in a given travel time. 
Source: Sarasota/Manatee MPO Regional Accessibility Report, 2018
Sarasota/Manatee population and employment estimates based on the 2010 Census.
Efficient roadways and public transit affect access to jobs, education, and healthcare opportunities. Efficient roadways and public transit affect access to jobs, education, and healthcare opportunities. Increasing access can reduce the negative health effects of long car trips, such as physical inactivity and high blood pressure.

The MPO must balance planned growth and environmental protection.

Florida Scrub-Jay
Florida Panther and cub
Manatee Cow and Calf. Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Environment/Livability Documents


Safety/Security
Infrastructure Condition
Mobility/Congestion/Reliability
Freight/Economy
Environment/Livability
Project Delivery
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