Construct 3.34 MI of 10 FT wide multi-use path, and related stormwater improvements, on the following three corridors:
- SE 15th Street from northern Boulware Springs entrance to SE 41st Avenue (Payne’s Prairie entrance)
- SE 41st Avenue from SE 15th Street (Payne’s Prairie entrance) to SE 27th Street
- SE 27th Street from SE 41st Avenue to SE Hawthorne Road
The Kincaid Loop – SE 15th St, SE 41st Ave and SE 27th St – is deficient in pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.
On the south end of SE 15th St, there is an asphalt path, but it is highly degraded and does not meet accessibility standards.
On SE 41st Ave and the south end of SE 27th St, there is no dedicated pedestrian/bicycle infrastructure. Additionally, there is little to no shoulder for much of ‘the loop.’
See images below for reference.
Existing Conditions/Field Photos:
Project route includes several opportunities (scenic vistas, mature trees, connections to recreation and nature, etc.) and constraints (limited right of way, drainage challenges, etc.).
Alachua County Comprehensive & Strategic Plans
– Support for Walking & Biking, Equity.
The development of a multi-modal transportation system that includes walking and biking as viable transportation modes is the central goal of Alachua County’s Transportation Mobility Element.
ESTABLISH A MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT PROVIDES MOBILITY FOR PEDESTRIANS, BICYCLISTS, TRANSIT USERS, MOTORIZED-VEHICLE USERS, USERS OF RAIL AND AVIATION FACILITIES, AND IS SENSITIVE TO THE CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL AMENITIES OF ALACHUA COUNTY.
OBJECTIVE 1.8 SAFETY
To provide a safe transportation network that supports the needs of all system users.
Policy 1.8.1 Alachua County shall strive to minimize the number of crashes resulting in fatalities and severe injuries for all transportation network users. This shall include a system-wide approach.
Policy 1.8.4 Alachua County recognizes the disadvantage that pedestrians and bicyclists have when crashes occur and shall work with local and State agencies to identify cost-effective improvements to the transportation network that will result in the reduction in severity of crashes.
Achieve Social and Economic Opportunity for All: Build equitable access to health (physical and mental), safety, and opportunity, especially for people who haven’t traditionally had access to those systems.
The project area is designated as an Area of Persistent Poverty & an Historically Disadvantaged Community, per USDOT and US Census Data. The County is prioritizing transportation safety investment in this historically disadvantaged area.
Attend the Upcoming Community Meeting & Bike Ride!
The best way to get involved is to attend the upcoming community meeting, and – if interested and able – join the bike ride of the project route.
There, you can learn about the project and provide your input.
County transportation planning and engineering staff will be present to hear your ideas and concerns.
What Sort of Input Is the County Looking to Receive?
- What transportation safety issues have you observed along the route? Specifically for people walking and biking?
- Where do people walk and bike most in the area?
- Is there one side of the road (SE 15th St, SE 41st Ave, SE 27th St) that people use more?
- Where do people try to cross the road?
- Is there anywhere in particular you observe speeding and/or reckless driving?
- Are there specific areas where better lighting is needed?
Can’t attend the meeting? / Other ways to get involved…
We will be tabling at the County’s two planned Legacy Community Meetings (see flyer, below, for details).
Or you may contact the County’s Senior Transportation Planner: