The city of Sarasota has scheduled a public workshop on citywide mobility.
City planners will discuss mobility for vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and public transit. Public input will help guide future transportation policy updates.
The workshop will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, at the SRQ Studio in the Sarasota City Hall Annex, 1565 First Street, in two sessions from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
City planners have recognized the need to tie land use and mobility together as a way to encourage desired redevelopment in targeted areas, according to a press release from the city. Components of a mobility plan would include a downtown circulator assessment, a financing strategy, a strategy to identify specific areas where land use can support multimodal travel, and an assessment of complete streets. The goal is to create a transportation grid that accommodates bicycles, pedestrians, and public transit, in addition to vehicle traffic.
Another meeting will be held on Nov. 15 to specifically discuss the downtown circulator, including the possibility of a streetcar downtown.
More information can be found at www.LetsGetMovingSarasota.com.