Proposed Siesta Key Transportation Plan

February 28, 2020 —

” Better separation of bike lanes from vehicle lanes, roundabouts, a redesigned intersection at Midnight Pass Road and Stickney Point Road, use of notification signage and even aerial gondolas are among the recommendations a Tampa consultant will offer the Sarasota County Commissioners in late March as means of improving transportation and safety on Siesta Key,” Rachael Hackney summarized potential solutions in her in-depth February 21 article in the Sarasota News Leader.

The draft Siesta Key Transportation Plan (previously posted on this web site with a request for input) designates 18 projects as short, completed in up to 5 years; medium, 5 to 10 years; and long-term, 10 or more years. The recommendations were developed by Jason Collins with the company ADEAS-Q and address many of the current traffic irritations to Siesta Key residents.

However, there appears to be no overall recommendation to resolve Siesta Key’s biggest problem – excessive traffic onto/off of the Key . SKA continues to advocate for a comprehensive study of Siesta Key traffic flow from north bridge, along Midnight Pass Rd, to the south bridge.

When available, the date of the presentation to the County Commissioners. will be posted on this web site’s event Calendar.