Trails master plan under review

Pasco County is mapping out its greenways, trails and blueways to preserve more of natural, wild Florida, and to give residents more opportunities for outdoor activities. Increasingly, that brings into conflict choices between public access and private property rights. Pasco County commissioners grappled with the issue at a May 17 workshop. Commissioners are searching for answers on how … [Read more...]

Crusading for sidewalk safety

Leonard Road is drawing a lot of attention, but not the kind that most residents want. Developers have ambitious plans for large tracts of wooded land along the curvy two-lane road that winds from U.S. 41, almost to State Road 54. More than 300 single-family homes, an assisted living facility, medical office and retail are on the drawing board. Though Leonard dead-ends just shy of State Road … [Read more...]

Pasco wants a say in path of recreational trail

The Florida Department of Transportation is studying the proposed path for the South Sumter Connector Trail, a segment needed to close a gap in the planned 275-mile Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Connector Trail. Two routes are being considered for the connector, but just one passes through Pasco County. Most of both possible routes is in Sumter County, but the stakes are high for communities in Pasco, … [Read more...]

Multi-use trail being built on U.S. 301

A resurfacing project will give motorists a smoother ride along a 6-mile stretch of U.S. 301 — one of Dade City’s busiest commercial corridors. But there is a new travel lane opening for pedestrians and bicyclists, too. Work on the $12.5 million project should be finished by spring 2016. As motorists whiz past on the new asphalt, pedestrians and bicyclists can stroll or pedal along a … [Read more...]

Time to ride that bike to work

Some Pasco County employees will work to bring more attention to the benefits of biking to work when they ride their own bicycles to the job on May 16. The ride starts from the corner of Town Avenue and Starkey Boulevard at 7 a.m. It will run north on the path that runs adjacent to Starkey before turning west on DeCubellis Road, and then finally heading north to Little Road, ending at the West … [Read more...]