In 2019, the Florida Legislature passed a bill to fast-track three major new toll roads that would destroy large swaths of Florida’s last remaining rural lands, pollute waterways and threaten endangered wildlife including the iconic Florida panther. Through the M-CORES program, 330 miles of toll roads would have been constructed by 2030. Road building alone would immediately destroy more than 52,800 acres of undeveloped areas and promote unsustainable sprawl, destroying hundreds of thousands of additional acres.
Legislation that passed during the 2021 session eliminated M-CORES, but not all the roads included in the program. This was not a repeal of all three Roads to Ruin, but it was meaningful progress. The fight for sustainable transportation alternatives continues with two of three toll road threats remaining.
Sierra Club Florida has joined a coalition of concerned organizations and citizens across the state committed to opposing these "roads to ruin." To learn more about this campaign and join our team, visit noroadstoruin.org or email Cris Costello at email@example.com.