GOLF CART CROSSING US301 PROPOSAL GENERATING HEAT
Scams Topic of Conference at Kings Point
So Are they connecting S. Pebble Beach Blvd. to U.S. 301 or not!
The News of Sun City Center
Golf Cart Taskforce Study Reveals Three Authorized Crossings
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|GOLF CART USAGE GREATER SUN CITY CENTER
| DOING ANYTHING 'YOU WANT TO WITH YOUR GOLF CART'. WILL GET YOU IN TROUBLE
SCC golf cart path is their road to freedom
Gawk Carts 2003
Elderly golf cart driver
Golf Cart Hazards
USF Golf Cart Safety Training Program
Maintenance of Golf Cart Batteries
Click Here: Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management
2007 K.P Federation Golf Cart Committee.
**************NOTE************* The Committee from time to time will always need new Members! When we do: Please volunteer
and help us.
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We are always looking for new ideas and topics for the newsletter. -------Maybe we need A
Golf Cart Bridge Across US 301? If you have an idea or would be interested in writing an article, please let us know.
Corporation, owners of the shopping center where Home Depot is located, has posted signs at the Old Wal-Mart Golf Cart Parking
Area; Golf Carts past this point, will be Towed. Since it is posted: It is not legal for a Golf Cart to go to "The Home Depot."
NOTICE: SUPER WAL*MART CENTER, Cape Stone Avenue, at the Traffic Lights: Golf Carts are allowed to
cross US 301, to gain access to the Shopping Center.
News: FDOT Decision:
S.R.674 Golf Cart Crossing at Stoneham Drive / El Rancho Drive: Is not an
Received e-mail from Jim Moulton jr. P.E. FDOT,
Director of Transportation, District VII.
In response to your email dated September 14th regarding golf cart
usage our research was unable to locate any law passed in 1988 that specifically granted golf carts permission to cross S.R.674
at 1) Kings Boulevard / Valley Forge Drive, 2) Trinity Lakes Drive / Sun city Center Plaza, 3) N/S Pebble Beach Boulevard
or 4) Stoneham drive / El Rancho Drive. Therefore; our decision making process will be based on the following Florida Statutes
- 316.212, 316.2125, and 320.01.
A review of F.S. 316.2125 does permit the reasonable operation of golf
carts, equipped with nominal safety features, to operate on the streets of a self-contained retirement community, unless prohibited
by a county or municipality having jurisdition. However; F.S. 316.2125(2)(b) stipulates "The Department of Transportation
may prohibit the operation of golf carts on any street or highway under its jurisdiction if it determines that such prohibition
is in the interest of safety."
We can find no records relative to the Department approving a golf
cart crossing on S.R.674 at Stoneham Drive / El Rancho Drive.
In addition, no crosswalk markings are in place on S,R.674 at this
intersection, and the existing warning signs do not designate a crosswalk at this location. The Department along with Hillsborough
County, has determined that golf carts should not be permitted to cross S.R.674 at any unsignalized intersection (which would
include Stoneham Drive / El Rancho Drive), in the interest of safety per F.S. 316.2125(2)(b).
We thank you for your understanding of our position in this matter.
FDOT: Recommends Golf Carts, not use this crossing, but go to Pebble
Beach Blvd. and use that crossing instead! If you continue to use the Stoneham Drive-El Rancho Drive Crossing; You are
doing so at your own RISK!
GOOD NEWS---Golf Cart Paths
LETTER FROM JIM V. MOULTON FDOT
Dear Mr. McElroy
Audi Canney of Commissioner Storms' office requested that I reply regarding
your inquiry of maintenance responsibility for the golf cart paths in Sun City Center.
The Department has researched the background of the golf cart path that
is on the south side of SR 674 and extends from Kings Boulevard eastward to the strip shopping center at the southwest corner
of the intersection of US301 & SR 674. We have determined that the golf cart path is located within the FDOT Right-of-Way
and as such the Department will be responsible for its maintenance.
During the week of April 17, 2006, maintenance crews from our Tampa Maintenance
Yard were sent to this area to patch any surface deficiencies and bring the path into an acceptable condition. Representatives
from our maintenance facility will monitor the condition of this path in the future to ensure that it is being properly maintained.
If any of the local residents have any concerns about the maintenance
of this path, they can call Harvey Hunt, P.E., Tampa Area Maintenance Engineer at (813) 744-6038. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim V. Moulton jr., P.E.
Director of Transportation Operations- District VII
MORE GOOD NEWS--County
Northside Golf Cart Path--LETTER
from Bob Gordon P.E., Director, Public Works.
AR 43933, CLOSED
Bob Gordon P.E.
Dear Mr. McElroy,
Audi Canney of Commissioner Storms' office has requested that I reply regarding your
inquiry of maintenance responsibility for the golf cart paths in Sun City Center.
I am pleased to hear that the State Department of Transportation has maintained the
golf cart path within their right-of-way. Likewise, the County will maintain the portions of the golf cart path that are in
County right-of-way. This is the preferable arrangement for maintenance as both agencies will only be responsible for what
is within their respective right-of-way and there will be no liability or permitting issues associated with the maintenance
activities. Futher, this obviates the requirement for an inter-local maintenance agreement between the State and the County
and the need to do periodic intergovernmental billing for maintenance activities.
Bob Gordon, PE, Director
Hillsborough County Public Works Department
PO Box 1110
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 22nd floor
Tampa, FL 33601
Ph. (813) 307-1703
Fax (813) 272-5811