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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 approves rezone for more commercialized Selby plan with 5 story building; neighbors fear traffic

Sarasota approves rezone for more commercialized Selby plan with 5 story building; neighbors fear traffic

Neighbors are concerned about traffic.

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

Traffic, tourism, condos drive Downtown Sarasota’s future

Traffic, tourism, condos drive Downtown Sarasota’s future

Sarasota City Commission puts brakes on City Manager Tom Barwin’s push for a pedestrian freindly Downtown as additional traffic lanes will soon be installed.

September 4, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Cars and pedestrians collide in Sarasota traffic showdown

Cars and pedestrians collide in Sarasota traffic showdown

Longboat Key Mayor Terry Gans in a letter to Town Manager Dave Bullock said that he was “angry” because “any attempt to have serious discussions with the City of Sarasota toward addressing the entire situation is met with a stone wall.”

Sarasota City Manager Tom Barwin says pedestrian activity “is skyrocketing”
in Sarasota and he expects pedestrian activity to double over the next 24 months.

September 4, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Longboat fears Sarasota roundabout could worsen traffic at Gulfstream

Longboat fears Sarasota roundabout could worsen traffic at Gulfstream

‘A lot of us are nervous. We have not seen traffic of this magnitude through a roundabout and we would hate to be the guinea pig.’

May 15, 2017 | Posted in Major Headlines, Top Box | Read More »

Traffic: No magic bullet

Traffic: No magic bullet

CAROL ERKER Guest Columnist erker@lbknews.com Calling traffic and its impact on Longboat Key “an old problem that is getting worse,” Lenny Landau and Tom Freiwald from the Longboat Key Revitalization Task Force addressed the members of the Rotary Club of Longboat Key at their April 12th meeting. Landau and Freiwald reported that the effects of […]

April 18, 2017 | 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 »

Traffic hell thanks to the F-U-DOT

Traffic hell thanks to the F-U-DOT

“Do not assume I am patient. I am a caffeined-up, angry ex-New Yorker…

March 18, 2017 | Posted in Opinion, Stephen Reid | Read More »