SQUARE FOOT CAMPAIGN UPDATE:
Total To Date: $38,858 from 328 Donations.
Sunset Behind Dona Bay Bridge
Photo: Megan Donoghue
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Build It and They Will Come
A Video About The Legacy Trail Extension
by Joel Calabrese
FLT Board Members Celebrate Purchase of Next Trail Segment
With New Sign at North End of Trail
Start of 2017 Tour de Parks
Sunset From Dona Bay Bridge
Photo: Darryl Lang
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Laurel Group Celebrates Acquisition of the New Trail Corridor
Coastal Cruisers group brave a cold Sunday morning.
It’s Official! Legacy Trail Extension Referendum Now on Ballot of Fall General Election
Carolyn Brown, head of Sarasota County’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources, addresses the County Commissioners about The Legacy Trail Extension. The Commissioners unanimously approved including a referendum on the trail extension funding in the November general election. Click here for Herald-Tribune article.
You Can Donate Square Feet of the Extension
And Know the GPS Location of Your Square Feet!
You will receive a personalized certificate with the GPS location of your feet. Click on the button below for more details and to donate. (Donor List)
Your donations “demonstrate broad and persistent community support” which is a criterion that makes the Legacy Trail competitive for SUN Trail and other government and foundation funds to support the extension effort.
Total To Date: $38,858 from 328 Donations.
Laurel Road Bridge Construction Detour Update:
The current official detour for cyclist riding both north and south on The Legacy Trail is still the Mission Valley Blvd light. We will see a detour change in the month of March. The sidewalk on the south side of Laurel Road is currently closed due to the construction. Sidewalk traffic is being detoured across Laurel Road using the new signalized crosswalk. In about two weeks, work will begin on the north side of Laurel Rd. When that starts happening, we will see the detour change for Legacy Trail cyclists.
by Roger Normand
As 2017 came to a close, two words sum the view of most people when asked about efforts to extend the Legacy Trail:
GRATITUDE for the County buying a nearly 3 mile segment of abandoned rail corridor from CSX Transportation, Inc. in December; and OPTIMISM for a planned County-wide voter referendum in November 2018 to buy the remaining rail corridor to downtown Sarasota, build a complete, paved trail with two overpasses and amenities, and help better connect North Port to the Legacy Trail. That gratitude was compounded with elation following news that FDOT had included $7.5M in a future budget to support the extension. More …
EVENTS – SAVE THE DATE!
- Friday, March 23 – Legacy Trail 10-Year Anniversary
- Saturday, March 24 – Roll & Stroll Downtown Sarasota Street Closing with Walking and Bicycle Tours. “A Car-Free Way To Live, Work and Play”.
- Sunday, March 25 – Tour de Parks Bicycle Ride
The Trust for Public Land – Tour de Parks
Registration Now Open!
The Trust for Public Land Tour de Parks bicycle ride will be held on Sunday March 25, 2018.
Click here for more information and to register.
Ride the Surrey
Reservations for the 2018 season now being taken.
The Legacy Trail Will Be 10 Years Old This Year!
A special anniversary event will be held on Friday, March 23 from 4pm to 6pm at Laurel Community Park in Nokomis. Join your fellow trail users and celebrate the most popular multi-use recreational trail in Florida!
Cake, ice cream, giveaways, music, snacks, prizes, bike safety check, Trail Extension information and more!
Don’t miss it! Mark your calendar!
FLT volunteers give many presentations throughout the year to schools, homeowner associations, churches, businesses, clubs and others who would like to know more about The Legacy Trail. Our lively presentation typically covers trail amenities, history, and the latest news on efforts to extend the trail to Payne Park in downtown Sarasota. The presentation can also be tailored to the unique interest and time available. We arrive “fully equipped” at your location with laptop and projector, or we can load our presentation on your A/V equipment.
We are enthusiastic supporters of The Legacy Trail, and want to share our passion for this multi-use, non-motorized trail. Help us build the broad community support for the next critical decision point – finding and committing the money necessary to acquire and build the trail extension.
Contact us to schedule a free presentation to your group.
Check Out Our New 10-Year Anniversary Shirt
Available in two styles. Click Here for more information and to order!
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