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New Residents Enjoy First Ride on San Marco’s Latest Shared-Use Path

New Residents Enjoy First Ride on San Marco’s Latest Shared-Use Path

Photos by Scott H. Shook | Sarah Jensen and Hunter Marshall enjoy their first ride on the new section of the San Marco Road shared-use…

Saturday, Nov 21

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Photos by Scott H. Shook | Sarah Jensen and Hunter Marshall enjoy their first ride on the new section of the San Marco Road shared-use path. “It’s beautiful, it’s easy,” Jensen said. Photos by Scott H. Shook | Sarah Jensen and Hunter Marshall cross the road from Marco Island Academy and onto the new shared-use path on east San Marco Road. They looked perfectly content as they rode side-by-side on Marco Island’s newest shared-use path on San Marco Road.

It was the first time they rode the entire length of the new path.

Hunter Marshall and Sarah Jensen have only lived on the island for nine months, but they’re already in love with the bicycle facilities at their disposal.

“We’re coming up on our first-year anniversary of living full-time on Marco Island,” Marshall said. “We love it. It will be exciting when the path goes all the way to Goodland. So far, we have biked almost all over the island. We pretty much stay on the shared-use paths.”

By this time next year, the shared-use path is planned to be completed all the way to Goodland Drive.

“It’s beautiful,” Jensen said of the new path. “It’s easy. What I noticed is its pretty level. It’s the first time we’ve been on it. We’ve been waiting with bated breath,” she said with a laugh.

The couple lives on Dogwood Drive and find they can go most anywhere they want on the island on the city’s shared-use path and low traffic roads.“We make the circle, starting on […]

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