Walking/Cycling Safety Study Needs Your Ideas

Fernandina Beach citizen surveys reveal that safe and accessible walking and biking is a priority for residents. Deputy City Manager/City Engineer Charlie George has formed a Citizens’ Task Force for Safe Walking and Biking in Fernandina Beach to help identify improvements that would increase pedestrian and cyclist safety and travel.

The task force requests the public’s help to identify and prioritize construction, signage, or other improvements that would improve the access and safety of Fernandina Beach’s walkers, runners, cyclists and people with mobility issues. The task force invites the public to attend and provide input at any or all of the public meetings listed below.  

  • April 17, 2023, 5-7 p.m. at the Peck Center Auditorium (516 S. 10th St.): Robert Companion, Nassau County Deputy Manager/County Engineer will provide an update on the extension of multiuse trails on Amelia Island (including S. 14th) and gather community input.
  • May 23, 5-7 p.m. at the Peck Center Auditorium: Second Community Walking and Biking Town Hall Meeting to invite additional citizen input.
  • May 31, 4-6 p.m. at City Commission Chambers (204 Ash St.): The Task Force will hold a consensus-building meeting to select short-, mid- and long-term recommendations.
  • June 12, 4-6 p.m. at City Commission Chambers: The Task Force will hold a community meeting and share the draft Task Force Final Report.
  • July 11, 2023, 6:00 p.m. at the City Commission’s Regular Meeting at City Hall: The Task Force will present a report of the task force’s recommendations.

Additionally, Community members are encouraged to go to www.fbfl.us/Citizens4Safety to provide recommendations that would improve the access and safety of Fernandina Beach’s walkers, runners, cyclists and people with mobility issues. Also, please email Mike Spino at [email protected] with questions or comments. The task force looks forward to hearing from the public!

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1 year ago

WE Would love to have a beautiful EXTRA wide walking/bike path that accommodates all along the waterfront with lots of places to sit and picnic and play for families, open grassy areas and/or modern playgrounds and a dog park would be ideal. Make it nice for year round with plenty of shaded areas to picnic or just look out over the water and shaded areas for kids to play as well. And please make it well lit so we can walk along at night! Will be spectacular for all. I’m general use the KISS rule and don’t add too many outside consultants to any enhancement projects this will cause chaos…try To get as many volunteers from our town as possible we have a lot of really smart people here!
PS. Remember you cannot please all the people all the time but if you just make it nice and affordable we the people will be happy

Sandra Lerch
Sandra Lerch (@guest_69038)
1 year ago
Reply to  missyjean

Yes, put them on Fletcher. The road is wide, and can be made wider. The beach access areas are there. Let’s not make more of a mess on Citrona. You are talking about taking our front yards away.

Meighan Johnson
Meighan Johnson (@guest_68201)
1 year ago

There is a great need for bicycle lanes on Citrona. Speed control is another issue.

Anne (@guest_68210)
1 year ago

Agree re Citrona. Also most sidewalks in town are bumpy, broken, chunks missing, etc. The buttons for pedestrians crossings at many intersections are installed wrong, which is confusing. Biking and walking reduce congestion, pollution and noise so seems like a positive benefit to address these issues for relatively small cost?

mike spino
mike spino (@guest_68212)
1 year ago
Reply to  Anne

This is really helpful. Could you please complete the survey? Thanks very much.


Sandra Lerch
Sandra Lerch (@guest_69037)
1 year ago
Reply to  Anne

Stop it right now! Put the lane in front of your house. We’ve got enough going with the speeders and the polluters.

Sandra Lerch
Sandra Lerch (@guest_69036)
1 year ago

We do not want any extra lanes for anything on Citrona Drive. It’s already a speedway and a fatality waiting to happen. It’s a mess and speeders get, at times up to 55 miles an hour. Believe me I know. There is “NO” respect for the people who live on Citrona. Why don’t you put a lane in front of your home and see if you like it!