Bicyclists, rejoice! Springfield is officially the most bikeable neighborhood in Jacksonville’s urban core, according to WalkScore.com. This recognition was based on scoring using four components including bike lanes, hills, destination and road connectivity, and bike commuting mode share. Additionally, Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council (SPAR) received a Neighbors Get Moving award from the City of Jacksonville in 2018, recognizing it for its role in organizing and promoting wellness activities in the Springfield Historic District community.
Residents and visitors can enjoy a ride on the S-Line Urban Greenway, a nearly three-and-a-half mile paved bike trail through multiple urban core neighborhoods, or easily bike to many of Jacksonville’s other locations and destinations.
Bicycle maintenance stations are located behind the SPAR Office at 1321 N. Main St. and in Henry J. Klutho Park at the intersection of Pearl Street and W. 3rd Street. Support for these maintenance stations comes from an AARP Community Challenge ‘Quick Action’ grant program. You'll also find a plethora of bicycle racks at local businesses throughout the neighborhood.
SPAR will be hosting bike socials to other Jacksonville urban core neighborhoods in 2019, and we want you to join us!
June 1 – Rail Yard District - S-Line Urban Greenway, Jacksonville Farmers Market, and Engine 15 Brewing Co.
September 8 – Eastside - Eastside Murals and Intuition Ale Works
October 12 – San Marco - San Marco & Aardwolf Brewing Company
December 17 – Springfield - Springfield Holiday Bike Ride
Special thanks to Root Realty for sponsoring our bike socials for 2019!
You can also Explore The Core on your own by checking out our suggested routes and activities.
Remember to bike responsibly and obey all traffic laws.