Alachua County Safe Streets and Roads for All Action Plan
Press release from Alachua County
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Alachua County $262,500 for implementing the “Alachua County Safe Streets and Roads for All Action Plan.” The Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant Program is a new funding category created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Alachua County applied for the Grant in September 2022, and awards were made public on February 1, 2023.
The Safe Streets and Roads for All Action Plan will help Alachua County identify systemic safety deficiencies in our transportation network, develop policies and plans to address those deficiencies, and create a safer transportation system for all users. The Plan will include substantial outreach to all system users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers of motor vehicles. Additionally, the County will collaborate with its municipalities to develop equitable solutions to transportation safety concerns within those communities.
Once completed, the Action Plan will serve as a basis for further applications for State and Federal funding and guide local investment in safe transportation network improvements on the County’s roadway network. Further, the Plan will help to identify transparent progress reporting mechanisms so that the effectiveness of proposed improvements can be evaluated.
“The announcement of a ‘Safe Streets and Roads for All’ Action Plan grant could not come at a more meaningful time for Alachua County,” said Alachua County Transportation Planning Manager Chris Dawson. “In light of several recent deaths of people walking and biking in our community, the Alachua County and City of Gainesville Commissions have declared a Traffic Violence Crisis. This grant represents a tremendous opportunity for the County to better understand the underlying and systemic causes of this crisis and address them through an action plan – including projects, policies, and programs – and subsequent project implementation. We cannot wait to get started on this important work.”
Crack down on unlicensed drivers, uninsured motorists, and teach pedestrians and cyclists common sense, too.
No protected bike lanes, no safety.
Bikes need to get tags, lights, and registration and pay for the bike lanes if they want to share the road with cars and trucks…it’s only equitable…
Fix the potholes and put sidewalks on city streets that have none.
that is still well short of the cost to fill the potholes & canyons on nw 98th st!
“Alachua County Safe Streets and Roads for All Action Plan.” Yep! We can’t wait to get started with improving bike and hiking trails next to our latest swamp purchases! AC BOCC will personally be out patching the bike trails and bike lanes! To hell with any road repairs or improvements!