Downtown Connectivity


City of Sarasota, Florida


The City's Bayfront is considered to be an underutilized recreational destination of parks and cultural amenities located directly on the waterfront. The City of Sarasota has seen a significant growth in residential and commercial development around Downtown during the past 10 years. However, the relatively high-speed, pedestrian-unfriendly character of US 41 separating the Downtown and the Bayfront has remained unchanged.

Progressive strategies and improvement projects to improve accessibility for non- motorized travel were developed. The improvement projects were coordinated through a significant public involvement effort to facilitate the engineering and design tasks of the project.


  • Project Communications
  • Comprehensive Plan Review
  • Public Agency Coordination
  • Data Collection
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Complete Street Design
  • Conducting Multi-day Public Charrette
  • Project Documentation

  • "Jason Collins has a masterful way of controlling what can be an emotionally charged audience, and then directing the stake-holders towards a constructive discussion using technical justification, and we would definately recommend him to other clients."

    Steven Stancel | City of Sarasota, Florida