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Title: Context Sensitive Streets coming to Jacksonville?
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on September 11, 2012, 03:00:53 AM
Context Sensitive Streets coming to Jacksonville?

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Many communities across the country realize that designing neighborhoods, subdivisions, business districts and shopping centers around the automobile has diminished instead of enhancing quality of life.  Adopting Context Sensitive Streets policies is a method to restore community livability that the City Council may consider implementing in Jacksonville.


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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2012-sep-context-sensitive-streets-coming-to-jacksonville
Title: Re: Context Sensitive Streets coming to Jacksonville?
Post by: tufsu1 on September 11, 2012, 09:20:10 AM
This seems like a great opportunity...sadly I will be out of town...hopefully someone on here can take good notes.
Title: Re: Context Sensitive Streets coming to Jacksonville?
Post by: Jumpinjack on September 11, 2012, 09:39:26 AM
Jacksonville has reached the end of growth in once rural areas, cow and horse farms, large tree farms, headwater swamps, coastal dunes. We wanted it and we got it. We've paid for it in the cost of travel, the price of new roads, new schools, new water- sewer, fire- police.

Now is the time for redesigning the neighborhoods that are declining and finding ways to reduce the automobile dependency in neighborhoods those so dependent on the automobile for the smallest of community interactions.
Title: Re: Context Sensitive Streets coming to Jacksonville?
Post by: Ocklawaha on September 11, 2012, 09:49:44 AM
New laws such as the one Jim Love created for Avondale, will only encourage more building demolition and thus dead spaces even in places where we already have sidewalks. Dead spaces are only going to encourage more automobile dependency as people attempt to bypass that which might be seen as boring or dangerous.

This should be interesting to watch in a city where our local 'authority' on mass transit thinks 'multimedia' equates to cars, trucks and buses using the same pavement.
Title: Re: Context Sensitive Streets coming to Jacksonville?
Post by: Dog Walker on September 11, 2012, 11:27:37 AM
The brilliant Mobility Fee plan is the perfect way to pay for these improvements.  The Council should let the moratorium on the fee expire.
Title: Re: Context Sensitive Streets coming to Jacksonville?
Post by: fieldafm on September 11, 2012, 11:31:24 AM
The brilliant Mobility Fee plan is the perfect way to pay for these improvements.  The Council should let the moratorium on the fee expire.

You should come out Wednesday and make those thoughts be known  :)
Title: Re: Context Sensitive Streets coming to Jacksonville?
Post by: dougskiles on October 09, 2012, 08:09:01 PM
The final Context Sensitive Streets meeting will be tomorrow (Wednesday) at 4 pm in City Council Chambers.

Tonight's public comments sure did send a strong message of need and support for the Context Sensitive Streets policy.
Title: Re: Context Sensitive Streets coming to Jacksonville?
Post by: thelakelander on October 10, 2012, 08:48:43 AM
Cool.  I've missed the previous meetings but I'll be downtown, so I'll try and make this one.