Sarasota's US41 Grand Boulevard Concept

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Sarasota's US41 Grand Boulevard from University Parkway down the North Trail and along the Bayfront. As planned for safer livability and economic stimulation, and inviting welcome to the Sarasota's amenities as the cultural heart of the state of Florida.

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Sarasota's US41 Grand Boulevard Concept

  1. 1. The US41 Grand Boulevard An Urban Grand Boulevard A 4. 5 mile multimodal boulevard where drivers move smoothly along a landscaped corridor through eleven iconic intersection nodes of modern roundabout centers displaying sculptures reflecting Sarasota’s cultural renown with walkers and bikers more safely welcome.
  2. 2. • Sarasota 2020 Master Plan adopted 2001 • Bayfront Connectivity plan adopted 2010 • North Trail revitalization City priority 2010 • MPO Designates US41 Multimodal Corridor 2010 • MPO Sets US41 Priority Funding 2011 Momentum The US41 Grand Boulevard
  3. 3. Deep Community Support • City Commission • County Commission • Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce • New College of Florida • Ringling College of Art & Design • USF Sarasota/Manatee • Ringling Museum of Art • Downtown Sarasota Alliance (DSA) • Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association (DSCA) • Argus Foundation • Downtown Improvement District (DID) • Sarasota Coalition of Business Organizations (COBA) • North Trail Redevelopment Partnership “ The US41 Grand Boulevard” The US41 Grand Boulevard
  4. 4. Economic Stimulation • An inviting welcome to Sarasota Slower moving vehicles and safer crossings for walkers with room for bikers. Multimodal comfort in a more aesthetic experience for all users. The US41 Grand Boulevard
  5. 5. Economic Stimulation • An inviting welcome to Sarasota • Retail and Restaurants more noticeable The US41 Grand Boulevard
  6. 6. Economic Stimulation • An inviting welcome to Sarasota • Retail and Restaurants more noticeable • Easier safer entry/exit to businesses The US41 Grand Boulevard
  7. 7. Economic Stimulation • An inviting welcome to Sarasota • Retail and Restaurants more noticeable • Easier safer entry/exit to businesses • Attracting North Trail economic development The US41 Grand Boulevard
  8. 8. Economic Stimulation • An inviting welcome to Sarasota • Retail and Restaurants more noticeable • Easier safer entry/exit to businesses • Attracting North Trail economic development • Encouraging positive Land Use Infill along the corridor The US41 Grand Boulevard
  9. 9. Economic Stimulation • An inviting welcome to Sarasota • Retail and Restaurants more noticeable • Easier safer entry/exit to businesses • Attracting North Trail economic development • Encouraging positive Land Use Infill along the corridor • Improving safety of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians The US41 Grand Boulevard
  10. 10. Economic Stimulation • An inviting welcome to Sarasota • Retail and Restaurants more noticeable • Easier safer entry/exit to businesses • Attracting North Trail economic development • Encouraging positive Land Use Infill along the corridor • Improving safety of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians • Displaying iconic sculptures branding Sarasota’s Arts reputation The US41 Grand Boulevard
  11. 11. Economic Stimulation • An inviting welcome to Sarasota • Retail and Restaurants more noticeable • Easier safer entry/exit to businesses • Attracting North Trail economic development • Encouraging positive Land Use Infill along the corridor • Improving safety of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians • Displaying iconic sculptures branding Sarasota’s Arts reputation • Joining seamlessly with the downtown mobility network The US41 Grand Boulevard
  12. 12. Economic Stimulation • An inviting welcome to Sarasota • Retail and Restaurants more noticeable • Easier safer entry/exit to businesses • Attracting North Trail economic development • Encouraging positive Land Use Infill along the corridor • Improving safety of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians • Displaying iconic sculptures branding Sarasota’s Arts reputation • Joining seamlessly with the downtown mobility network • Reconnecting the Bay front to Downtown and all of Sarasota The US41 Grand Boulevard
  13. 13. Economic Stimulation • An inviting welcome to Sarasota • Retail and Restaurants more noticeable • Easier safer entry/exit to businesses • Attracting North Trail economic development • Encouraging positive Land Use Infill along the corridor • Improving safety of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians • Displaying iconic sculptures branding Sarasota’s Arts reputation • Joining seamlessly with the downtown mobility network • Reconnecting the Bay front to Downtown and all of Sarasota Slower moving vehicles and safer crossings for walkers with room for bikers. Multimodal comfort in a more aesthetic experience for all users. The US41 Grand Boulevard
  14. 14. The US41 Grand Boulevard SAFER: Calmer traffic flow in similar travel time with fewer vehicle conflicts Why Modern Roundabouts? 75% fewer
  15. 15. The US41 Grand Boulevard SAFER: Calmer traffic flow in similar travel time with fewer vehicle conflicts Less personal injury and property damage Once speed is calmed, driver attitude stays calm Why Modern Roundabouts? 75% fewer
  16. 16. The US41 Grand Boulevard Why Modern Roundabouts? LESS DELAY No wait for Stoplights. Traffic constantly moving. Travel time retained.
  17. 17. The US41 Grand Boulevard Why Modern Roundabouts? LESS DELAY No wait for Stoplights. Traffic constantly moving. Travel time retained. ENVIRONMENT Less idling reduces air pollution. Quieter. More greenery.
  18. 18. The US41 Grand Boulevard Why Modern Roundabouts? LESS DELAY No wait for Stoplights. Traffic constantly moving. Travel time retained. ENVIRONMENT Less idling reduces air pollution. Quieter. More greenery. APPEARANCE Iconic landmark sculptures displayed in the centers.
  19. 19. The US41 Grand Boulevard Why Modern Roundabouts? LESS DELAY No wait for Stoplights. Traffic constantly moving. Travel time retained. ENVIRONMENT Less idling reduces air pollution. Quieter. More greenery. APPEARANCE Iconic landmark sculptures displayed in the centers. LESS EXPENSE No electricity. No signal timing or maintenance.
  20. 20. The US41 Grand Boulevard Why Modern Roundabouts? LESS DELAY No wait for Stoplights. Traffic constantly moving. Travel time retained. ENVIRONMENT Less idling reduces air pollution. Quieter. More greenery. APPEARANCE Iconic landmark sculptures displayed in the centers. LESS EXPENSE No electricity. No signal timing or maintenance. ALWAYS READY WHEN NEEDED MOST Hurricane evacuation. Event parking.
  21. 21. Iconic Center Landmark Dublin, Ohio, Avery-Muirfield Dr. Jack Nicklaus PGA Memorial Golf Tournament May 26-June 1 2014
  22. 22. Iconic Center Landmark Dublin, Ohio, Avery-Muirfield Dr. Jack Nicklaus PGA Memorial Golf Tournament May 26-June 1 2014 Landscaped two-lane modern roundabout Similar for the Sarasota US41 Corridor
  23. 23. Sarasota’s Grand Boulevard Re-connecting the Bay to Sarasota Stimulating economic development US41 from University Parkway through the North Trail and along the Bayfront
  24. 24. LESS DELAY No wait for Stoplights. Traffic constantly moving. Travel time retained.
  25. 25. LESS DELAY No wait for Stoplights. Traffic constantly moving. Travel time retained. TODAY: Fruitville @ US41 https://goo.gl/maps/Jxn4J Google April 2014
  26. 26. “ The US41 Grand Boulevard” An Urban Grand Boulevard A 4. 5 mile multimodal boulevard where drivers move smoothly along a landscaped corridor through eleven iconic intersection nodes of modern roundabout centers displaying sculptures reflecting Sarasota’s cultural renown with walkers and bikers more safely welcome.
  27. 27. US41Momentum.com

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