Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 10, 2015
REVISED February 10, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #24

Golf Cart Use on Sidewalks Along US 301 - Transmittal of Citizens' Petitions to FDOT


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Vishal S. Kakkad, P.E., PTOE, Traffic Design Division Manager

Action Requested

Authorization for the Chairman to sign the transmittal letter to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) providing the citizens' petition letters requesting the use of golf carts on sidewalks along US 301 between 60th Avenue East to Old Tampa Road/Erie Road.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute Section 316.212

Background Discussion
  • On September 23, 2014, the BoCC adopted Resolution 14-52 thereby establishing the "Procedures and Criteria Relating To Designation of Public Rights-of-Way For Operation of Golf Carts."
  • During this meeting, the representatives from the communities surrounding US 301 expressed the desire to request the use of golf carts on sidewalks along US 301.
  • In accordance with the BoCC's adopted procedures, any request for the operation of golf carts on or along a state road will be forwarded to FDOT for their evaluation.
  • Following the adoption of the Resolution 14-52, a request was initiated from local residents requesting golf cart use on the sidewalks along US 301 between 60th Avenue East to Old Tampa Road / Erie Road.
  • Staff provided an aerial of the study area and a survey letter for the residents to document their support for this request.
  • Staff has received over 1,800 survey letters (sample letter attached) from various communities within the study area (Colony Cove, Ridgewood Oaks, Ridgewood Meadows, etc.).
  • Staff has prepared a transmittal letter to be sent to the FDOT District One Secretary, Mr. Billy Hattaway, signed by the BoCC Chairman along with the survey letters.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide original signed letter to Vishal S. Kakkad, Ext. 7812.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Golf Cart Use on Sidewalk US 301 Map 10-21-2014.pdf
Attachment:  Golf Cart Use Transmittal Letter BoCC.pdf
Attachment:  Golf Cart Survey Letter - Sample.pdf