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FDOT says Gulfstream roundabout beats the alternative

FDOT says Gulfstream roundabout beats the alternative

Longboat Key has long fought the coming roundabout fearing it could impede traffic from the barrier islands that rely on an
efficient exit in everyday activity, but especially in emergencies.

September 16, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat helps steer Sarasota traffic plan

Longboat helps steer Sarasota traffic plan

Sarasota City Commissioner Hagen Brody said the plan does a great job in improving pedestrian and bicycle access in the City, but it did not address making it easier for people to drive to and from the City and within the City.

August 4, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat considers hiring attorney to fight roundabout

Longboat considers hiring attorney to fight roundabout

Longboat Key fears that the roundabout could make traffic back-ups worse.

April 13, 2020 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

What Sarasota traffic, the FDOT, Tom Barwin, the Baron of Botox & DC Sniper have in common

What Sarasota traffic, the FDOT, Tom Barwin, the Baron of Botox & DC Sniper have in common

Why not just drop some speed bumps on St. Armands Circle as if throwing nail strips in front of sea turtles to slow them down as they try and crawl home?

February 23, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid, Top Box | Read More »

As Longboat dislikes roundabout, Sarasota furthers partnership with FDOT

As Longboat dislikes roundabout, Sarasota furthers partnership with FDOT

FDOT says the roundabout will slow traffic and create a more pedestrian friendly environment.

December 25, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat bores its way into the future with $50 million project

Longboat bores its way into the future with $50 million project

The $49 million project to underground every electrical line on Longboat Key is well underway. The work in the ground began about three months ago and will take no more than 1,200 days to complete,

September 23, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Sarasota’s love affair with Roundabouts

Sarasota’s love affair with Roundabouts

Sarasota has a love affair with the roundabout. The largest one is yet to come at US 41 and the base of the Ringling Bridge at Gulfstream Avenue. Longboat Town leaders are opposed.

April 30, 2019 | Posted in Stephen Reid, Top Box, Video | Read More »

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 »