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Community Events / Trails

Coast to Coast Reception to Honor Linda Chapin & Dale Allen

Celebrate the Coast to Coast Movement

Special Guests Linda Chapin and Dale Allen

Linda Chapin is a former Orange County Mayor and founding member of Bike/Walk Central Florida

Dale Allen is President of Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:00-7:00 p.m.
RSVP: [email protected]

Click to view the Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation Board Members

Click to view the Bike/Walk Central Florida Board Members

Coast to Coast In The News

Governor Scott Announces Almost $16 Million Investment for Coast to Coast Connector Project
Office of the Governor, July 21, 2014
Governor Rick Scott today announced the 11 new projects that will be funded this year to help advance the Coast to Coast Connector, which will provide a safe and continuous multi-use trail from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic. The Department of Transportation will invest $15.9 million to complete 11 phases of separate trail segments in nine counties.

Andy Gardiner recognized with Rails-to-Trails Legislative Award
St. Peters Blog, June 26, 2014
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit with more than 100,000 members, is one of America’s most influential trails, biking and walking organizations, presented Andy Gardiner this week with its Outstanding Legislative Achievement Award for his work on the newly approved 275-mile trail network linking St. Petersburg to Titusville.

Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod
Orlando Sentinel, June 2, 2014
Rick Scott signed a record $77 billion, election-year budget Monday that boosts spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from the threat of vetoes. For instance, virtually all of the projects pushed by incoming Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, including $15.5 million for a biking trail connecting Florida’s east and west coasts, were spared.

Coast to Coast bike trail funding coming
South Lake Press, June 3, 2014
House Bill 5001, allocating $15 million for work on a coast-to-coast bicycle trail that will cut though Lake and Sumter counties, was among 21 bills signed into law Monday by Gov. Rick Scott.

Budget negotiators big on cycling, BMX, down on SkyRise Miami
Tampa Bay Times, April 23, 2014
Gardiner was successful in getting $15.5 million included in the legislative budget for the 275-mile Coast-to-Coast Connector, a series of bike and pedestrian trails from the Pinellas Trail in St. Petersburg to Titusville on the state’s Space Coast.

Gov. Scott can blaze amazing trail by approving Coast-to-Coast Connector
Tampa Bay Times, May 10, 2013
If you have driven Florida, or better yet, hiked or biked it, maybe you noticed how this place changes as you move through it — beach towns and then rolling citrus groves inland, cities and then country towns where they sell fresh strawberries by the road, thick forests and Everglade swamps. Florida is placid gulf and pounding Atlantic both.  And awaiting the governor’s approval is something that’s all about the best we have here, and the chance to see it from the perfect perspective.

Central Florida MPO Alliance Asks Governor Rick Scott to “Close the Gaps”
May 1, 2013

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