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Coast to Coast Connector Update: Space Coast Gap

Space Coast Gap MapRocket launches. Pristine beaches. A national wildlife refuge. The C2C Space Coast Gap has spectacular beauty and once-in-a-lifetime experiences packed into 14 miles from Titusville to the Atlantic Ocean. The Space Coast Gap will connect the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail in Volusia County and the A. Max Brewer Bridge in Brevard County with a new Space Coast trail that will end (or begin) with a dip in the ocean.

Designing and building the east coast terminus of the C2C has its challenges but will be worth the wait. The Space Coast TPO and Florida Department of Transportation must meet guidelines and gain approval from multiple federal agencies in order to build the trail through the Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and NASA/Kennedy Space Center. The Space Coast Trail is funded for an environmental impact study to assess the proposed off-road alignment that will both delight trail users and protect the natural environment. “It will be the only place in the world where you can ride a bicycle through two national treasures and see rockets launched into space,” says Leigh Holt, Multi Modal Program Manager with the Space Coast TPO.

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