Ringling Trail grand opening celebration set for Dec. 15
Media Contact: Jan Thornburg, Senior Communications Manager, 941-263-6369, email@example.com Sarasota, FL: The community is invited to celebrate enhanced bicycle safety and expanded multimodal opportunities when the Ringling Trail “complete street” opens with a special ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. The event will take place on the north side of the Ringling Boulevard – Legacy Trail intersection, just east of School Avenue.
The Ringling Trail complete street features protected bicycle lanes for one mile between Lime and Pineapple avenues in downtown Sarasota creating a safer road experience for recreational cyclists and commuters. The lanes also provide connectivity between The Legacy Trail at Payne Park and the downtown core.
“It’s an exciting time to be a cyclist in Sarasota,” said Mayor Kyle Battie, an avid cyclist. “Whether you ride to work or for recreation, protected lanes give bikers peace of mind. This was the missing link to take riders safely between The Legacy Trail and downtown. Already, there’s more activity along the corridor and we expect it will translate into increased customers and economic growth for our downtown merchants.”
The protected lanes are painted bright green to alert bicyclists and e-scooter riders they are approaching an intersection or potential conflict point. The bright color also serves as a reminder to drivers to remain in their travel lane. The bike lanes are physically protected with 6-foot long bright green concrete wheel stops and 4-foot tall flexible delineators placed between the bike and travel lanes.
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