Enhanced Safe Crossing at Central Sarasota Parkway

Warning lights installed at Central Sarasota Parkway
Sarasota County has installed a new pedestrian crossing warning light system where The Legacy Trail bisects the busy four-lane Central Sarasota Parkway. Cyclists must first heed the stop sign on The Legacy Trail. After stopping, press the button on the side of the trail to activate the crossing lights, alerting drivers that you intend to cross. Make eye contact with drivers to confirm vehicles are slowing or stopping before entering the intersection. Florida law grants cyclists on a crosswalk the same rights and responsibilities as pedestrians. Drivers are supposed to yield to pedestrians in the cross walk. Nonetheless, FLT urges all cyclists to confirm driver behavior before beginning to cross the road.