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Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« on: May 14, 2010, 06:01:41 AM »
Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway



A $2.3 million JTA project to improve the Kings Road corridor in the vicinity of Edward Waters College is now under construction.

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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 09:35:32 AM »
I doubt that they will put bike lanes there since it looks like it is part of US1 and it is not a long stretch of road.  Any other enhancement would be great for that area though.

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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 10:24:52 AM »
The densitys on Kings Road (a former Jacksonville Traction Company car route) are incredible... They SCREAM success in mass transit and are ripe for some major transit overhauls.


If the new Heritage Streetcar line were to access Riverside via Bay and Myrtle (the original route) it would set up a perfect link for a Myrtle - Durkeeville and/or Myrtle - Kings Road route.


When the "S" line is rebuilt, a station at Kings Road would make downtown - EWC a simple ride away.


King's is dense for miles out, has any thought been given to using IT as a BRT route?


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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 11:29:11 AM »
I doubt that they will put bike lanes there since it looks like it is part of US1 and it is not a long stretch of road.  Any other enhancement would be great for that area though.

Although the streetscape is a short one, I was referring to the entire corridor from MLK Parkway to I-95.  MLK sets up as a perfect bypass to possibly remove/relocate the entire US 1 designation.
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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 04:49:44 PM »
What are they actually going to do?  I've never seen the FDOT or JTA make roads more pedestrian friendly.  Their "improvements" are always about moving more cars faster and safer.

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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2010, 10:14:31 PM »
I've never seen the FDOT or JTA make roads more pedestrian friendly.  Their "improvements" are always about moving more cars faster and safer.

I must respectfully disagree....while most of the improvements are about moving cars, FDOT was light years ahead of other states in including sidewalks and bike lanes in their road projects.

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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2010, 11:32:21 PM »
I've never seen the FDOT or JTA make roads more pedestrian friendly.  Their "improvements" are always about moving more cars faster and safer.

I must respectfully disagree....while most of the improvements are about moving cars, FDOT was light years ahead of other states in including sidewalks and bike lanes in their road projects.

Wow, impressive TU, light years ahead of other states and century's behind Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Buenaventura, Manazales, Santa Marta, Cartagena, etc.. etc...

F@*KIN "3Rd world" planning puts us to shame...


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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2010, 11:19:28 PM »
the problem Ock is our love affair with the automobile...and guess what, the biggest % growth in auto ownership is in places like China, India, and some South American countries.

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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2010, 12:24:44 AM »
the problem Ock is our love affair with the automobile...and guess what, the biggest % growth in auto ownership is in places like China, India, and some South American countries.


I won't dispute the auto growth, however South America treats it for what it really is... A LUXURY... and brother do they ever tax it that way! Gasoline is taxed the same way, thus I would look, but never owned a car in Colombia, Panama, Suriname or Brasil... and never waited more then seconds for mass transit!



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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2010, 07:44:46 AM »
stephen I agree and would offer the 9B and the proposed Outer Belt Way as classic examples! Could also mention the Nacotee Parkway currently being built which is another plum being built with taxpayer dollars! At some point the lights have to go on...........maybe the proposed Amendment 4 will slow things down to the point where the validity of any road project will have to survive voter approval?

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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2010, 09:13:11 AM »
I like my car. The rest of the country feels the same. (even if they like the idea of mass transit too.)

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Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2010, 09:34:06 AM »
I like my car, too, but I'd like to park it in the garage during the week and ride a trolley/take a train to work.

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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2010, 09:48:40 AM »
I like my truck but I also like comfortable sidewalks, mass transit, architecture and density found in vibrant urban environments.  There's no reason a city shouldn't be designed for the people who live in it regardless of how a individual may feel about a car.
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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2010, 09:52:49 AM »
I think the Nocatee Parkway is being built by the developer of Nocatee.

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Re: Kings Road Pedestrian Enhancement Project Underway
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2010, 10:56:57 AM »
Mr Charles...........I sure do hope so! Tax Dollars to allow an ingress into an undeveloped area is just plain wrong! Make 9B a Toll Road and let it pay for itself (eventually!) Then those who need to use it, can pay for it! Those of us who don't, can go another route! Same thing for the Outer Beltway Project!