one man's dream




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A Proposal by Jim Rucquoi



January 1, 2001

                       

as presented at the Sixteenth Annual  National Trails Symposium, Orlando, 11/11 - 11/13/02

fully revised & updated August 2003


Think of it! A paved, off-road, through-access trail for all non-motorized traffic, including cyclists, roller-bladers, and strollers, connecting greater Orlando to nearby New Smyrna Beach!

That’s the dream. And it’s alot closer than you might think: an on-road route is already in place that’s mostly safe & serviceable over its entire length, making much of that dream a reality today for area cyclists.

In five sections totaling just over 42 miles Bike To Beach . . .
  • follows the safest shortest practicable cycling path . . .
  • to the nearest desirable Atlantic coast . . .
  • from Orlando’s northern suburbs . . .
  • within an easy day’s outing one-way . . .
  • with plenty of time for that earned dip in the ocean

The longest leg and the route’s backbone is State Road 415 running NE out of Sanford largely through open country and protected wilderness areas. The two principal feeders are . . .
  • At the northern end: State Road 44 running east into New Smyrna Beach.

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