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West Bayfront Multi-Use Recreational Trail

The West Bayfront Multi-Use Recreational Trail, also known as the West MURT, will connect the existing Bayfront MURT to the barrier islands thus providing bicyclists and pedestrians a safe comfortable route to St. Armands and Lido Keys

What will the West MURT be?

  • Improved Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities
  • On-Road Bicycle Lanes
  • 10’ Minimum Off Road Paved Trails
  • Pedestrian Intersection Improvements
  • Wayfinding Signage
  • Beautification and Landscaping
  • Gateway Identification

Informational meeting to be held.

The City of Sarasota will host an informational meeting about the West Bayfront Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) Wed., October 28, 2009 at 6pm in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 1565 First Street.  The meeting is open to the public.

West Bayfront Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) Plans

Progress to Date

  • Kick Off Public Open House occured February 16, 2005
  • Land and Water Conservation Fund grant opportunity public meeting February 22, 2005
  • Public Workshop held March 22, 2005
  • Organization of Task Force
  • Task Force determined Routing and conceptual design
  • Public Meeting held in May 2006
  • City Commission Approved in August 2006

West MURT Route and Graphic Materials

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Questions? Email the Engineering Department:


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