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The indignity of traffic on St. Armands Circle and Ringling Bridge

The indignity of traffic on St. Armands Circle and Ringling Bridge

It is clear the FDOT and the City of Sarasota have no grasp on what traffic does to otherwise rational human beings.

January 13, 2020 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | 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 »

Traffic impediments circle St. Armands as season nears

Traffic impediments circle St. Armands as season nears

The Mayor is so outraged by the speed bumps that he recommends that drivers from Longboat to Sarasota avoid the circle by traveling through the residential neighborhoods as a form of automobile-based civil disobedience.

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Lido Beach concession stand to close temporarily for renovation work

Lido Beach concession stand to close temporarily for renovation work

The concession stand at Lido Beach will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, Sept. 30, while the City repairs the pavilion. In its place, food trucks will be available most days of the week to provide service for beachgoers. Crews will first be installing a new vent hood in the kitchen and a new long-lasting metal […]

November 4, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, News Shorts, Top Box | Read More »

Speed humps at St. Armands Circle to be installed starting July 15

Speed humps at St. Armands Circle to be installed starting July 15

The speed humps are a temporary solution as FDOT determines the feasibility of constructing permanent, raised crosswalks and raised intersections

July 17, 2019 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Fruitville roundabout construction starting soon

Fruitville roundabout construction starting soon

“Prepare mentally and vehicularly.”

June 17, 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 »

Valet parking stresses Village residents

Valet parking stresses Village residents

When Mar Vista Restaurant’s valet service parks a car, things can get creative.

April 1, 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 »

Get ready to pay for privilege to park on St. Armands Circle

Get ready to pay for privilege to park on St. Armands Circle

The meters are an integral part of the City Commission’s funding plan to pay for the parking garage, which is costing $12 million. Downtown meters are next.

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