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Jacksonville receives state award for 2030 Mobility Plan

The City of Jacksonville has received top honors from the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) for its 2030 Mobility Plan. The APA’s Executive Committee will present the city with the Award of Excellence in the Best Practices category at an awards ceremony September 8 in Palm Beach.

The 2030 Mobility Plan is an innovative response to the 2009 revisions to Florida’s Growth Management laws. It is a long range plan that links land use and transportation, establishing a tiered mobility fee system. The Plan establishes acceptable levels of service for transportation on city roadways, sidewalks, railways and bike paths.

“I am very proud of the work that the Planning and Development Department has done to ensure the city finds innovative ways to look at planning for transportation. In order to move Jacksonville to the next level, we need an environment where citizens have access to a 21st century transportation system,” said Mayor Alvin Brown.

A Mobility Task Force is scheduled to adopt and implement the 2030 Mobility Plan in September.

The city has previously won local and regional awards for the Mobility Plan. “It is a great honor to now receive this state award. It could not have been achieved without the hard work of my staff and the mobility task force,” said Bill Killingsworth, Director of the city’s Planning and Development Department.

The Planning and Development Department will now apply for APA’s national award.

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