- Hard Knocks2012
"Bikes and skateboards are banned on closed roads, and a bike valet will be in place at Hemming Park, where creators will be pitching through the week."
We had issues last year with @Jacksonville Sheriff's Office not letting bikes across Laura St. to reach us. You are far better off approaching the event from Hogan St. and taking the super wide sidewalks on Monroe to reach us.
Also, Bikes are not being allowed on the Skyway during One Spark, so don't even attempt it.
The picture below is from the construction of 9B & US-1 (Philips Hwy) in Bayard. I and (believe or not) a few others have had to commute by bike through this construction for over 2 years now. Until the last couple of months, we were forced into sharing lanes with 55+ MPH traffic when the section pictured below was completed giving us riding through that area a safe segregated path to commute through.
Recently I've noticed a hustle of activity to prepare this section to open to traffic. I noticed markings for turn lanes & through traffic, but I don't see any markings for bicycle infrastructure. So what I'm posing below is why the FDOT doesn't use 10 foot lanes which promote traffic calming making for a safer environment for cyclist, pedestrians and workers within the construction site? It also allows for space for a 4 foot bike lane making the roadway even safer for everyone.
So why doesn't FDOT do this? Because you don't matter if you choose not to drive.
Bus Routes, see the link below. Also find a link to info page of the new map and links to the realtime app of the buses. Changes will take place on December 1st.
Please let your City Council Person know that you are appreciative of all they did to push this revision through. In particular Councilman Lumb took the lead to make this happen.
Despite study after study showing miles driven declining at rapid rates and even more studies showing them not coming back. Despite study after study showing that the youth market is choosing to not participate in automobile culture via non-purchase and instead choosing a transportational lifestyle that include public transportation, bicycles, & walking. While a growing number of today's youth aren't even bothering to attain a drivers license, FDOT is still proposing idiotic and unnecessary expressway systems like the one attached.
Why can't FDOT put the funds for that unneeded project to repairing all the projects they have gotten so very wrong over the last 80 years. Examples here in Jax:
Timuquana/103rd St. where over 200 people have lost their lives in the last 5 years because of a 7 lane high speed road with crosswalks over half a mile apart separating residents from shopping and work.
Lack of bike/ped access across bridges in a city crisscrossed by waterways.
6 lanes of terror know as State & Union St. in Downtown.
The 9 lane limited access highway know as Atlantic/Beach Blvds that bisect St Nicholas.
Every state road in and around Arlington. Etc., Etc., and all around the State.
Mean while, in the rest of world…
We moved every box and piece of furniture, including the washer and dryer. All those hands made quick work of loading and unloading, while also lightening the load for everyone.
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