The Fuller Warren Shared Use Path is 12 feet wide, designed for bicycle and walkers. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville TodayThe Fuller Warren Shared Use Path is 12 feet wide, designed for bicycle and walkers. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today
The Fuller Warren Shared Use Path is 12 feet wide, designed for bicycle and walkers. | Dan Scanlan, Jacksonville Today

‘Core-2-Coast’: Urban trail would lead to the beach

Published on May 14, 2024 at 5:07 pm

Want a walking and biking path from Jacksonville’s urban core to its beachfront?

Regional planners want to know. The city and the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization are surveying people to see whether they want a trail between the St. Johns River and the oceanfront. 

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Trails are paved areas built away from roadways that are shared by nonmotorized transportation — walkers, bikers, skaters and skateboards, wheelchairs and walkers, and low-speed eBikes and electric scooters.

This Core-2-Coast trail would begin at the Fuller Warren bicycle-pedestrian bridge in the Riverside/San Marco area, which opened just about a year ago. It would meander about 20 miles eastward to the beach communities on Duval County’s east side, according to the transportation organization. 

The survey, due by May 20, says the proposed trail would be paved and 12 to 14 feet wide. The survey asks respondents whether they have ever used an urban trail and whether it was an important part of a city. The survey also asks whether people would walk more for fun or exercise.

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The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization is the independent regional transportation planning agency for Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. The survey can be found here.


author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.
author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.

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