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Residents fear new street lights will mar Longboat community

Residents fear new street lights will mar Longboat community

“If you want truly decorative poles on Gulf of Mexico Drive, the community could end up with 50 or 100 more light poles than if it went with the taller options.”

March 9, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat’s engineer says Sarasota roundabout not best plan for traffic

Longboat’s engineer says Sarasota roundabout not best plan for traffic

Engineer recommends to study the existing intersection with the triple left turn lane for one year.

February 24, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota plans more roundabouts and St. Armands traffic calming

Sarasota plans more roundabouts and St. Armands traffic calming

Spoll referred to the raised devices as traffic calming speed tables and encourages residents to cut through the residential neighborhoods around the Circle to show an element of protest against the plan if it manifests.

January 1, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat to fight FDOT data for Downtown roundabout

Longboat to fight FDOT data for Downtown roundabout

‘We ought to evaluate with a full season of traffic, before proceeding.’

September 16, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat may hire consultant over feared Sarasota roundabout

Longboat may hire consultant over feared Sarasota roundabout

The prospect of any road design that could impede exiting the island is troubling.

September 11, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Ringling Bridge roundabout prods Commission concern

Ringling Bridge roundabout prods Commission concern

Commissioner Daly was assured by the FDOT that the roundabout will outperform the triple left turn lane.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Will Sarasota roundabout worsen LBK traffic snarls?

Will Sarasota roundabout worsen LBK traffic snarls?

Longboat officials say they are supportive of enhancing pedestrian connectivity but not at the cost of increasing traffic.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota County supports tackling traffic amid protest

Sarasota County supports tackling traffic amid protest

Hines said that rather than spending $1.1 million he would prefer funding a trolley or build something tangible instead of hiring consultants.

March 4, 2018 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota, FDOT talks traffic, transportation plans on LBK

Sarasota, FDOT talks traffic, transportation plans on LBK

“My experience is wherever I have traveled in the country, when two lanes become one, I find traffic and congestion.”

April 9, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

FDOT responsible for Longboat traffic pile-ups

FDOT responsible for Longboat traffic pile-ups

Each time the bridge went up, there was an instant three-mile standstill because of traffic volumes.

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »