Segment 1 of the North Extension Now Open!!
Segment 1 of the Legacy Trail North Extension from Proctor Road to Bahia Vista is now open to the public!! In addition, the county has also opened sections of Segment 2 from Culverhouse Nature Park to Sawyer Loop Road, and from Proctor Road to just north of Ashton Road.
Since Friends of The Legacy Trail first proposed extending The Trail into downtown Sarasota in 2013, it has been a long, hard, campaign with many ups and downs along the way. The opening of Segment 1 represents a very significant milestone for our community and all who have supported and worked for the Extension.
Here are a few scenes showing how we got here:
FLT Board Members Celebrate Purchase of
First 2-Mile Rail Segment
to Local Organizations
at Wilkinson Ave. Intersection
Map of Newly Opened Segments
Tour the Entire Legacy Trail
Extension by Drone
Thanks again to Brett Koppes, “The Sarasota Drone Guy”, for doing a beautiful job providing an aerial update of progress along the entire length of the extension. The entire trail extension is shown in the four videos below. Enjoy the tour!
Legacy Trail Alerts
July 26-30 – The Legacy Trail: Contractors will be pouring concrete along The Legacy Trail in two locations, north of Laurel Road and adjacent to Nokomis Riverview Park. The trail will remain open, but please go slow and use caution in these areas.
Beginning July 26 – The Legacy Trail northern extension: Contractors will be watering along The Legacy Trail northern extension from Culverhouse Nature Park to Sawyer Loop Road and Proctor Road to Bahia Vista St. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning July 26 for several months.
July 27 – The Legacy Trail: Sarasota County staff will be performing tree work on The Legacy Trail just south of the 681 overpass. There will be temporary trail closures. Go slow and use caution where workers are present.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.
Most Common Car/Bicycle Crash Situations
Check out this new video from the Florida Department of Transportation on recognizing and avoiding the most common types of crashes between cars and pedestrians/cyclists.
Total To Date: $96,203 from 759 Donations.