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Walking and bicycling are essential modes of travel. Safe and connected nonmotorized transportation facilities help increase mobility, public health, tourism and recreational activities to millions of Florida residents and visitors annually. It is the goal of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to maintain, operate and grow a statewide transportation system that promotes safety, mobility, and economic development. FDOT is working to ensure everyone has access to convenient and safe facilities for active transportation.

SUN Trail Reports

  • The Coast to Coast Trail (C2C) is a developing regional system, within the Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail network. When complete, the C2C will connect nine counties through Central Florida from Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Today, the C2C exists in segments, the first opened in December 1990. The C2C Trail Traffic Control Planning Level Assessments of unsignalized on- and off-system roads and the at-grade trail intersections or crossings of existing C2C. Each crossing is considered from two perspectives. First, appropriate priority assignment of right-of-way and second, appropriate level of traffic control. The Reports provide recommendations for improving traffic control at various locations but do not fund the improvements.
    • Report – Part 1 (September 2021) includes over 200 crossings traversing over 90 miles through Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando counties. (click here for Report 1)
    • Report – Part 2 (November 2022) includes over 400 crossings traversing 120 miles through Brevard, Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Lake, Sumter, and Hernando counties. (click here for Report 2)
  • Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail Transportation Use Study
    • The objective of this study was to develop objective procedures to collect, evaluate, examine, analyze, report, and store information on multi-use trails including transportation trips, trail traffic, trail characteristics and percentages of trail travelers to determine how (paved) multi-use trails support place-to-place/destination-to-destination travel and how travelers utilize and access the SUN Trail network. This study explores five trails in Central Florida with urban and rural conditions. Specifically, the study analyzes trail usage and data collected from the Cady Way Trail, the Orlando Urban Trail (not on SUN Trail network), the West Orange Trail, the Good Neighbor Trail, and the Pinellas Trail. (click here for the: Report and Overview Brochure)
  • FDOT Research Center Publications
    • FDOT Contract Number BDV25-977-47 Research Report
      "Multimodal Data Inventory Evaluation to Improve FDOT's Roadway Classification Inventory"
      (click here for the: Summary and  Final Report)
      The objectives of this research were to determine a methodology of inventory of SUN Trail assets and identify an efficient data management design for hardware/software investment. Findings included recommendations for SUN Trail features and characteristics data to be collected to support management of the life cycle of trail assets and performance measurement.



    For assistance, contact Robin Birdsong by e-mail or phone at (850) 414-4922.