Senate Bill 360 designated the City of Jacksonville as a Dense Urban Land Area (DULA) and required a local government designated as a DULA to adopt into its Comprehensive Plan land use and transportation strategies that include alternative modes of transportation to support and fund mobility in the DULA. In May 2011, the Florida Legislature enacted House Bill 7207 (HB 7207), which proposes to eliminate the designation of the City of Jacksonville as a Transportation Concurrency Exception Area, (TCEA) and the requirements set forth for the City as a TCEA.
Through the legislative requirements and intent of Senate Bill 360, the City of Jacksonville Planning and Development Department removed the transportation concurrency requirements and had the opportunity to create two chief components to the mobility planning approach: 2030 Mobility Plan and the supporting 2030 Multimodal Transportation Study (January 2010). The purpose of this study is to develop a 2030 Multimodal Transportation Plan to address the mobility needs of the City of Jacksonville including automobile/truck, transit, bicycle and pedestrian modes. The 2030 Multimodal Transportation Study was used to develop a mobility fee structure to assess new development and replaced fair share program previously administered through the City of Jacksonville concurrency management system. The purpose of this dual approach is to build upon existing policies through the adoption of land use and transportation policies that support mobility, in partnership with the effective application of a new transportation improvement and mitigation funding mechanism.
Mobility Plan Task Force
If you would like more information on the Department's mobility planning efforts, please call our Transportation Section at 904-255-7800.