• March declared Florida Bicycle Month; JSO says it will focus on increasing roadway safety

    By: Action News Jax


    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says it is committed to helping increase safety on Jacksonville roads in conjunction with Gov. Ron DeSantis declaration making March Florida Bicycle Month.

    JSO officials said, "Whether it is for recreation or a mode of transportation, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is committed to working with the Florida Department of Transportation to help reduce traffic crashes in Duval County."

    The Sheriff's Office, with money from a grant from FDOT, said it is performing traffic deployments with focus on bicyclist and pedestrian safety. 

    These deployments are now in its fifth week and go through the middle of May, according to JSO.

    The Sheriff's Office said the deployments are located in four areas that have high traffic volume and are areas the Sheriff's Office deems prone to crashes involving pedestrians. These four locations are on Beach Boulevard from St. Johns Bluff Road to Parental Home Road, on 103rd Street from Firestone Road to Chafee Road, on University Boulevard W. from St. Augustine Road to Beach Boulevard and on Edgewood Avenue N. and Cassat Avenue from Commonwealth Avenue to Plymouth Street.

    The Sheriff's Office said its goal is to reduce the number of crashes and fatalities. 

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