Currently, the Skyway covers 2.5 miles and 8 stations across downtown Jacksonville and into San Marco. While this infrastructure serves as an excellent foundation for the U2C system, the Skyway does not reach some of Jacksonville's most exciting and vibrant destinations. So where does the future U2C system need to go?
Based on several community surveys, we have identified several ideal destinations that align with Downtown Development's vision for Jacksonville. The proposed system will link downtown to popular neighborhoods and allow commuters in the core to reach employment, residential, retail, medical and educational centers. The expansion will begin along the East and West corridors, as getting to the Sports Complex and to Five Points ranked highly on the list of priorities from respondents.
To further enhance connectivity, there is a proposed new bridge near the Sports Complex, connecting the Northbank and Southbank Riverwalks and creating an inner loop for future U2C service and accessibility. This bridge will accommodate autonomous vehicles, as well as support pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Additionally, our customers indicated that they want to use the Skyway more often than they do now. While more work is done to extend the system, our team will also explore options to expand hours of service and days of operation to support downtown events and businesses, as desired by the community.