Dixie Crossroads Titusville

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Red Shrimp at Dixie Crossroads in TitusvilleEast Coast Greenway near  Dixie Crossroads in Titusville, FLMet up with friends for a fabulous lunch at Dixie Crossroads yesterday  - a Titusville favorite right on the East Coast Greenway.   Afterward I chatted with owner Laurilee, a great trail supporter and advocate, about the trail and the challenges of completing it.  As shown, a good portion is complete right near the restaurant but still more remains to be done.  By the way, Laurilee offers free fill-ups for cyclists who bring in a water bottle, so no need to bike thirsty, although you may not be able to resist those shrimp once you smell the cooking.

The Amelia Island Trail

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The Amelia Island Section of the Florida East Coast GreenwayOne of the most stunning sections of the Florida Greenway is in North Florida along Amelia Island.  As you can see the trail heads straight for the beach and follows along A1A  (click on the image or link below for the maps of the Greenway in Florida.  Amelia Island is in the first section - 01. Nassau County.) 

As you approach the south end of Amelia Island, much of the East Coast Greenway lies along the beautiful Amelia Island Trail. This trail is overseen by the Friends of the Amelia Island Trail. So far 6.2 miles of 10 foot wide paved off-road trail have been completed.  This trail connects parks and watering holes through this bastion of good living between the Atlantic and the Intracoastal Waterway.  

Florida Committee Chair Paul Haydt leads rebound of Rose Bay

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Congratulations Florida Committee Chair Paul Haydt, whose leadership has led to the restoration of a Volusia County waterway hailed by a researcher as "a jewel of improvement."  So the Daytona Beach News-Journal quoted researcher Quinn Zacharias in a front page year-end report about Rose Bay, a 60-acre estuary between Port Orange and New Smyrna Beach, once f

Trail Advocacy Report: FL Continues to Lead

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A vital report just issued by the strongest voice for bike-ped/trail-sidewalk advocacy arrives like a Christmas gift in all of our stockings. Have a look at how governments at all levels are energetically investing in trail-sidewalk maintenance at a time when fiscal scolds call for refusing trail funding because it hardly ever comes with maintenance dollars. The report -- How Communities are Paying  to Maintain Trails, Bike Lanes.

Greenway Riders Nate and Alex,

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Riders on the East Coast Greenway stop off in DelandWe hosted Alex and Nate.who are riding from Chestertown, MD down to Key West. They were visiting people in Gainesville before coming here, so didn't ride all the way on the East Coast Greenway, but they did ride part of it. From Deland they head to Titusville and will pick up the Greenway again to Key West.  they have promised to send photos along the route, so stay tuned for that.  

Local Connections along the Greenway

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Two calls to me one after the other show how advocates look to the long span of the Greenway to advance local objectives.

Eau Gallie Arts District Connection
Carl Kaiserman called from Eau Gallie with the idea of getting a bike-ped lane west across the Eau Gallie Causeway from Indian Harbour Beach to historic downtown Eau Gallie.

Martin County Connection
The other call came from Thom Detloff, a member of the Martin County BPAC (Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee).

Volusia County Bridge Groundbreaking Ceremonies

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Herb Hiller attended two groundbreaking ceremonies in volusia County, the first in Edgewater and the second in Osteen.   At Osteen,   U.

Florida Department of Transportation supports the Greenway!

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A recent article in the Palm Beach SunSentinel describes how the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is approaching the U. S. 1 Bike Route that extends all the way from the  Georgia border to Key West.  Here are a couple of excerpts from the article.