Why do we need the Mobility Plan?

 A person in a wheelchair waits at a bus stop- no sidewalk, no platform, no cover.

A person in a wheelchair waits at a bus stop- no sidewalk, no platform, no cover, on an incline.

This person has two choices- manually wheel through the sometimes muddy or wet grass, or go into the street- to get to the bus stop.  How is this acceptable?

Regardless of how we arrived at this situation, the mobility plan offers a path to change it.  The plan funds street improvements and transportation alternatives for all citizens, not just car drivers.

Councilmember Clark has introduced a bill to put a moratorium on the Mobility Plan fees for three years.  Currently, the Mobility Plan is the only dedicated funding mechansim to make these types of improvements.

It’s a simple choice.  Do we want high quality developments, which can lead to improved quality of life in Jax?  Or do we just want any development “to get hammers swinging and concrete pouring”?

If you vote for quality, contact your councilperson and tell him/her to vote NO to the Moratorium on the Mobility Plan.

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