Submitted by Susan Hardee Steger
A section of North Front Street is causing some motorists who frequent popular waterfront establishments to be ticketed. According to City of Fernandina Beach Deputy Chief Mark Foxworth,”The problem we are having is people are parking either partially or completely on the street thus blocking a travel lane of an already narrow street.”
Unlike most of Fernandina’s city streets with 60 foot right of ways, the addition of railroad tracks on Front Street creates a much narrower street. The section causing concern is approximately 200 yards running north and south in front of the popular Salty Pelican Bar and Grill. Further north, the right of way is large enough for most vehicles to park.
“If people park on the public right of way off of the street they are okay,” says Foxworth.
“I know people like convenience but at times it may be better to park and walk a couple of blocks instead of risk a citation or worse yet cause a traffic crash.”
The easy solution to avoid a ticket is to make sure your tires are off the pavement when parking on North Front Street.
August 1, 2013 1:00 p.m.