Safe Routes to School
The Atlantic Beach Safe Routes to School project is a planned 8-foot-wide pedestrian and bicycle sidewalk on Sherry Drive and Seminole Road. Construction is scheduled to begin in July 2018.
The project is designed for the sidewalk to continue from Ahern Street north to 17th Street, although the length northward be limited by the amounts of available funds.
The route along the city rights-of-way will largely wind around trees; about four trees will be impacted and some utility poles will be moved. Nearly all the sidewalk will be 3 feet or more from the roadway.
The project is a partnership between the City of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Transportation and the Florida Department of Transportation. The City managed the project’s design and the Jacksonville Transportation Authority is managing the construction.
Safe Routes to School is a national initiative that aims to create safe, convenient and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from schools. The goal is to reverse the decline in children walking and bicycling to schools, increase kids' safety and reverse the alarming nationwide trend toward childhood obesity and inactivity.
At the local level, Safe Routes to School practitioners run education and encouragement programs with families and schools and push for strong municipal and district policies to support safe walking and bicycling. The most successful Safe Routes to School programs incorporate the Six E’s: evaluation, education, encouragement, engineering, enforcement, and equity.
Here are documents associated with the Atlantic Beach project:
Phase Final Transmittal
JEA Electrical Distribution UWS
No Permits Required Memo
Click on the links below to view consecutive videos of the marked sidewalk from Sherry and Ahern through Seminole and 17th. Look for street signs on videos to determine exact location.
For information, please call 247-5804 or email .