No Toll Roads

At present, the state government is moving forward on the construction of three massive toll roads that will bring sprawl to the remaining rural parts of the peninsula. FWF opposes this exceedingly expensive and dated method of transportation planning, which will also isolate existing conservation lands and increase the mortality of the Florida panther.

Let’s Protect Rural Florida

At the very end of a recent Florida Legislative Session, our elected representatives approved a multi-billion dollar plan to build three new massive toll roads across what remains of rural parts of the peninsula. This outdated transportation model will not only cost Florida taxpayers a tremendous amount of money, it will take money from existing roads that need improvement, and from more modern modes of transport such as high speed rail or mass transit. The toll roads will likely never pay for themselves and will destroy over 50,000 acres of land, isolate existing conservation lands, increase pollution, degrade our waters and, by road strikes, kill our wildlife, such as the endangered Florida panther and black bear. As to need, the northern route runs through the Big Bend area exactly paralleling a lightly used existing four-lane highway.

FWF strongly opposes this plan as financially wasteful, unneeded and exceedingly harmful to rural lifestyles and our natural and agricultural landscapes.

Misguided Toll Roads Put To Rest
Florida task forces' reports on controversial toll-road projects get mixed reviews
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
Letter to Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Wildlife Federation
Alachua County Says No to Florida Plan for Huge Toll Roads
Center for Biological Diversity
Taxwatch says Toll Roads a Financial Disaster
Gov. DeSantis approved $738 million for Florida's controversial new toll roads
Tampa Bay Times
Coalition Partners
No Roads to Ruin
Opinion: Put the brakes on Florida toll roads
Naples Daily News
The Florida panther could go extinct if this toll road is built
Tampa Bay Times
Toll road project puts economic interests ahead of need
Florida Weekly
The Facts FDOT Won't Give You
No Roads to Ruin
Florida environmentalists team up against toll road projects
Tampa Bay Times
Participant 2020
Participant 2020

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Why Build?

February 21, 2022