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Charles Hunter

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2023, 12:32:54 PM »
Here's the media release, with a link to a video of the SUP

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For Immediate Release
March 30, 2023
Contact: Daryl Goss
(386) 984-5392 | Daryl.Goss@dot.state.fl.us<mailto:Daryl.Goss@dot.state.fl.us>

FDOT to Host Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Fuller Warren Shared Use Path

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - FDOT will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the Fuller Warren Shared Use Path (SUP) on Thursday, April 6 at 11 a.m. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204. FDOT plans to host media for a tour of the Shared Use Path prior to opening; more details will be announced soon.

In keeping with FDOT's goals of improving safety and enhancing mobility, the Fuller Warren Shared Use Path will serve the residents and visitors of Jacksonville by providing pedestrian and bicycle connections between the Riverside and San Marco communities. Joining the Main Street Bridge and the Acosta Bridge, the Fuller Warren SUP will become the third point of access for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross the St. Johns River in Jacksonville.

https://vimeo.com/813149382/440c5e196f

Spanning the St. Johns River at 4,654 feet long and 12 feet wide, the Fuller Warren SUP includes two 6-foot lanes for east/west traffic and features two rest/observation areas featuring panoramic views of the St. Johns River. Users can access the SUP from Riverside Avenue in Riverside, from Palm Avenue in San Marco or from the sidewalk adjacent to the river behind Nemours Children's Hospital.

The Fuller Warren SUP is part of the $126 million operational improvements project at  I-10 and I-95.

Ken_FSU

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2023, 12:43:00 PM »
Amazing how "opening in the next several weeks" turns to opening in 6 days once the pressure ratchets up.

Handrails and safety looks fine in the marketing video they shot.

I wonder how long this thing has actually been pedestrian ready for.

If it's ready, we should all meet this afternoon to cut the ribbon ourselves.

Thousands of people unable to use the path this weekend because the goons want their photo op/opportunity to publicly pat themselves on the back for finally completing a bike path that's been funded since Obama was in office.

Congrats, fellas.
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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2023, 01:00:21 PM »
Broken record, but really is hilarious.

The gal and foolishness required to hold a self-congratulatory ribbon cutting ceremony for a pedestrian bridge that was supposed to open in 2021.

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2023, 03:38:28 PM »
So, after all that they pick a Thursday when RAM isn't open?

one issue back in December was a debate of Friday vs Saturday - apparently some dignitaries didn't want to "work" on the weekend

So get with RAM and make it a "beer" day at RAM in conjunction. They'd have come out for that.

some officials from Jax you may be thinking of, likely yes.
some officials from Tallahassee who may be looking for good pub, probably not.

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2023, 10:42:53 AM »
Broken record, but really is hilarious.

The gal and foolishness required to hold a self-congratulatory ribbon cutting ceremony for a pedestrian bridge that was supposed to open in 2021.
I've been reading all your posts in this thread and laughing, thank you for that. Ridiculous doesn't even begin to cover how foolish this is and you said it best.. for something that should've been in use already for the past 2 years. I'm so thankful this soapbox exists for us all to discuss the misfortune we suffer through while living in Jacksonville

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2023, 11:31:48 AM »
Opening April 6, 2023.
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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2023, 11:33:39 AM »
Opening April 6, 2023.

Checks Weather: high of 91 degrees. Just in time for everyone to melt as they crest the span of bridge.
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Ken_FSU

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2023, 12:55:32 PM »
Opening April 6, 2023.

Checks Weather: high of 91 degrees. Just in time for everyone to melt as they crest the span of bridge.

Even the date of the ribbon cutting is hilarious.

Cutting the ribbon on April 6th at RAM - a Thursday - when the taxpayers are working and RAM isn't even open.

It's just so wildly tone-deaf.

Captain Zissou

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2023, 01:33:21 PM »
Opening April 6, 2023.

Checks Weather: high of 91 degrees. Just in time for everyone to melt as they crest the span of bridge.

Even the date of the ribbon cutting is hilarious.

Cutting the ribbon on April 6th at RAM - a Thursday - when the taxpayers are working and RAM isn't even open.

It's just so wildly tone-deaf.

RAP/RAM/and SMPS all found out about the opening yesterday.  Everyone is scrambling to throw something together for Saturday the 8th, but it's going to be last minute due to the surprise announcement.  There was supposed to be at least 2 weeks notice.  This is classic COJ right here. 

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2023, 12:58:28 PM »
RAP/RAM/and SMPS all found out about the opening yesterday.  Everyone is scrambling to throw something together for Saturday the 8th, but it's going to be last minute due to the surprise announcement.  There was supposed to be at least 2 weeks notice.  This is classic COJ right here.
Did we stir the pot?

Ken_FSU

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2023, 01:59:48 PM »
Broken record, but really is hilarious.

The gal and foolishness required to hold a self-congratulatory ribbon cutting ceremony for a pedestrian bridge that was supposed to open in 2021.
I've been reading all your posts in this thread and laughing, thank you for that. Ridiculous doesn't even begin to cover how foolish this is and you said it best.. for something that should've been in use already for the past 2 years. I'm so thankful this soapbox exists for us all to discuss the misfortune we suffer through while living in Jacksonville

Thanks dude!

Was blocked again today at RAM.

Was hoping for a soft opening for the public ahead of the politicians getting their bullshit photo op in, but no dice.

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2023, 09:44:40 PM »
RAP/RAM/and SMPS all found out about the opening yesterday.  Everyone is scrambling to throw something together for Saturday the 8th, but it's going to be last minute due to the surprise announcement.  There was supposed to be at least 2 weeks notice.  This is classic COJ right here. 

you mean FDOT?

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #42 on: April 02, 2023, 09:13:32 PM »
At the grand opening FDOT should be required to state that they hated the idea and fought it every step of the way.

Charles Hunter

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #43 on: April 02, 2023, 11:16:57 PM »
Watching the video: https://vimeo.com/813149382/440c5e196f

It doesn't look like the SUP has lane lines, or anything to keep opposing traffic apart, or faster (bikes) and slower (pedestrians) traffic apart. Is there a pool on when the first bike vs ped collision occurs?

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Re: Fuller Warren Shared Use Path
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2023, 12:36:30 PM »
Watching the video: https://vimeo.com/813149382/440c5e196f

It doesn't look like the SUP has lane lines, or anything to keep opposing traffic apart, or faster (bikes) and slower (pedestrians) traffic apart. Is there a pool on when the first bike vs ped collision occurs?

There's a dividing line but that's it.  The northbank doesn't even have a dividing line coming down the ramp from the corkscrew and I'm not aware of any major accidents with cyclists and pedestrians.  The landings there keep peoples speed down though.