Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
June 15, 2018 7:13 p.m.
North Side Historic District residents have expressed safety concerns about congestion on Broome Street for years. Emergency vehicles have had challenges negotiating the relatively narrow thoroughfare with two-way traffic and parallel parking on both sides of the street. Although several proposals have been considered over the years, no action has been taken to solve the problem until now.
Fernandina Beach City Manager has released the letter below, which is being mailed to all Broome Street residents today, June 15. Effective July 1, street parking will be limited to the south side of Broome Street, thereby leaving the north side open for safer two-way traffic and passage of emergency vehicles.
Also most of the new streets in the newer subdivisions are being approved & opened with too narrow of streets.
Look at Shell Cove, off Citrona, across from FBHS…streets are sooo narrow…2 cars can barely squeeze thru…no room for parking or larger trucks such as an ambulance or garbage truck.
Finally. Common sense prevails. Now, if we could just get law enforcement to monitor the raceway that is Alachua St. But, till then, good job Mr. City Manager.
What do you expect? The addition to the Catholic church got approved with a 45 car valef (wink, wink)parking lot that didn’t work and now they want to have the same 45 car valet parking lot service their proposed 6,250 sq ft addition.