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FDOT to study possible bike/shared use path between Pine Island and Cape Coral

By Staff | Dec 31, 2014

To the editor:

Merry Christmas Pine Island: We might be getting a bike and shared use path from Pine Island to Cape Coral.

The Florida Department of Transportation has programmed $1.1 million in future gas tax revenues for a feasibility study to be conducted in FY 2019-20 for a shared use path connecting Pine Island to Cape Coral. The study (which will include public meetings) should be completed by 2021, and then comes design studies, followed by right-of-way and easement purchases, and then construction contracting. It’s a long-term process, but this is how those things get done – and we are off to the right start.

A big Pine Island thank you to FDoT; as well as Andy Getch of the LeeDoT staff; Dan Moser and Darla Letourneau of BikeWalkLee; Cape Coral Bike-Ped; Ileana Sisson, our Pine Island rep to the Lee County Bike/Ped Advisory Committee; Bob McKnight of the Matlacha Civic Association; the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce; and the Lee Metropolitan Planning Committee. Well done.

Phil Buchanan

Pine Island