The City of Jacksonville hired Toole Design Group to assist with the development of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan in response to Jacksonville's designation as a Focus City. Mr. Andy Clarke, former President of the League of American Bicyclists and Director of Strategy for Toole Design Group, was the Consultant Project Manager.
The plan established a baseline of existing conditions, identified needs, established a recommended network, and helped to prioritize strategies that will increase the number and frequency of people walking and bicycling while improving safety within the City of Jacksonville.
Through several rounds of public meetings, the team received important input from a variety of stakeholders on the goals, challenges, opportunities, and priorities related to biking and walking in the City of Jacksonville. Overall, we learned that the public values:
Safety- provide a safer, more comfortable environment for walking and biking on our city streets.
Connectivity-create a seamless network of sidewalks and bike lanes to allow for more continuous travel.
Awareness- promote concern, awareness and respect between drivers and pedestrians through education and encouragement.
Participation- provide a street network that is conducive to many more people walking and biking in Jacksonville.
The following are summaries of the presentation and public comments from the two rounds of meetings:
- February 24th and 25th
- August 23rd and 24th
There were also four Steering Committee meetings, which were open to the public. The following are summaries of each:
- November 18, 2015
- March 31, 2016
- August 23, 2016
- December 6, 2016
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan in the News: check out the articles below to learn more about the study's progress and our own Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator!
- Andy Clarke, of the Toole Design Group team, made a presentation at the May 2016 meeting of the North Florida Bicycle Club called "Six Mega Trends and the future of Bicycling in Northeast Florida." Here’s a summary of the main points: Six Mega Trends
- Review the new 2016 Benchmark Report on Bicycling and Walking Here! After reviewing this report you will understand the importance of the effort behind the City of Jacksonville's Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Project.
Bicycle / Pedestrian Coordinator