The state transportation department is offering an unusual way for people to get from Sarasota to Lido Key: by dangling several hundred feet over Sarasota Bay.
While the Sarasota/Manatee Barrier Islands Traffic Study is only in its infancy, scheduled to be complete by next fall, the gondola (or aerial ropeway or tramway, as noted in the study) is a unique solution to smooth out the flow of traffic from Sarasota to Lido.
Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the Florida Department of Transportation?s study and meet with staff at a public information workshop Tuesday in Longboat Key.
On Anna Maria Island, the north side of the study area, an option presented includes expanding bike paths along Gulf Drive from Manatee Avenue West through to Pine Avenue to accommodate electric carts. The study also suggests adding park-and-ride sites between the mainland and Anna Maria Island, adding roundabouts on the island, and coordinating with churches to make up to 570 parking spaces available to the public. A water shuttle between Bradenton Beach, Coquina Beach and Cortez is also suggested.
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