The Tour de Parks Loop is a popular biking and pedestrian corridor that connects some of Lee County’s favorite destinations. The loop gets its name from the multitude of parks users pass though including, Lakes Regional Park, Six Mile Cypress Slough Park, John Yarbrough Linear Park, the CenturyLink Sports Complex, and JetBlue Park, to name a few.
The Lee County Complete Streets Initiative fills gaps in the existing bicycle and pedestrian network, improving safety and connectivity through this well-traveled area. This means it’s never been easier or more fun to bring the kids to the park, go to the ball field or just go out for a long bike ride. The Tour de Parks Loop is a great option for residents and seasonal visitors to move through the corridor. Why sit in traffic when you can walk or bike to the game or park?
The project adds an 8-foot, concrete / asphalt shared-use path along the south side of Daniels Parkway between Six Mile Cypress Parkway and Jetport Commerce Parkway and a 10-foot shared-use path on the south side of Daniels Parkway between Treeline Avenue and JetBlue Park. The project also features 5-foot bike lanes on the south side of Six Mile Cypress Parkway between Metro Parkway and Daniels Parkway and a 10-foot, asphalt shared-use path along the north side of Colonial Boulevard between Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard and Winkler Avenue.
Progress: Crews recently completed work on the bike lane along Six Mile Cypress Parkway along with several safety improvements. Construction is underway on the shared-use path along Colonial Boulevard and is expected to be complete in spring 2016. The segment along Daniels Parkway is expected to begin in summer 2016.