Over $50K grant issued to JSO for bike, pedestrian safety

Goal to reduce number of crashes, fatalities, FDOT says


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation awarded a grant of $50,176 to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Department, aimed to focus on bicycle and pedestrian safety.

The deployments by JSO officers will take place in high-traffic areas prone to crashes involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycles over a four-month period. The goal will be to reduce the number of crashes and fatalities.

The deployment will include driver education regarding impaired and distracted driving, enforcement and overall roadway safety.

FDOT said at least one deployment per week will take place at the following locations:

  • Corridor 103rd Street from Hillman Drive to Blanding Boulevard
  • Corridor Atlantic Boulevard from Cortez Road to Arlington Road
  • Corridor US 23 from I-95 to N. Canal Street
  • Corridor US 90 from St. John’s Bluff Road S. to S. Shores Road

The first deployment will happen Feb. 2 from 4-8 p.m. at the corridor of 103rd Street from Hillman Drive to Blanding Boulevard, FDOT officials said.

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