Did you know that Sarasota was ranked by the National Complete Streets Coalition in 2016 as the 10th most deadly area in the nation for walkability? Sarasota has a "Pedestrian Danger Index" of 148.2. Opportunity abounds for our community to build upon its assets and aspirations -- the national average is 64.1.
We all want to go from X to Y safely and conveniently, and Age-Friendly Sarasota is proactively improving awareness about Sarasota’s transportation features including safety, accessibility, and special services. Did you know that well-maintained streets and intersections, adequate time to cross the street, and easy-to-read traffic signs are considered transportation features?
It’s important to an age-friendly community to take advantage of every possible mode of transportation like driving, biking, and walking and to create new opportunities for transportation … like Pedicabs.
The Age-Friendly Sarasota Action Plan includes the goals, objectives, and strategies for the "Transportation" domain during the plan's implementation phase (June 2017 – May 2020).