JACKSONVILLE, FL (February 26, 2018) - The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office announces a grant of $41,752 from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in conjunction with the University of South Florida – Center for Urban Transportation and Research (CUTR), specifically designed to pay for overtime traffic deployments focused on bicyclist and pedestrian safety.
The deployments will take place starting the beginning of March through May 17th, in five high traffic areas prone to motor vehicle crashes involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycles, with the goal of reducing crashes and fatalities.
The deployments conducted by JSO officers will include enforcement and citizen/driver education regarding impaired and distracted driving and overall roadway safety. The agency will collect data on the deployments for submission to FDOT.
At a minimum one deployment will take place per week at one of the locations identified below. At least one deployment is scheduled to take place at each location every month.
The deployments will take place at the following locations:
1. Corridor of 103rd Street between Hillman Drive to Blanding Boulevard
2. Corridor of Atlantic Boulevard between Cortez Road and Arlington Road
3. Downtown Area (Border: East of I-95, State Street, Washington Street, Water Street)
4. Corridor of US 90 from St. Johns Bluff Road to Southside Boulevard
5. Corridor of University Boulevard S. from US 90 to St. Augustine Road