I know I enjoyed our weather here at the Jacksonville Beaches in Florida this past weekend - it was our first sunny days in the past week, after a week of Nor'easter weather kept us in rain and cloudy skies.
First Street from Ponte Vedra Beach to Atlantic Beach was packed with cyclists, pedestrians, moms with babies in strollers, and skateboarders.
It's important for those visiting our area, or new to our area be aware of how to drive safely given the large influx of non-vehicular traffic.
On First Street, for example, cyclists do not stop at the stop signs - this may not seem correct, but it's been the way First Street has been since I moved here in 1990. This really only applies to First Street running north/south. If the cyclist is crossing OVER First Street, they do stop for stop signs (confusing, isn't it?)
There are bicycle lanes on most roadways, but the recent improvement to the center of Jacksonville Beach does not have bike lanes, so it's not uncommon to see a cluster of 20 bicycles in the middle of the road. There is a bicycle icon in the road indicating this is acceptable, so please be patient, and don't honk at them.
On Ponte Vedra Boulevard, down to Micklers, and south, you will see road bikes in large groups going 20+ MPH - there are no bike lanes on Ponte Vedra Boulevard, so please keep an eye out for them when traveling on this route, or turning onto it. I've heard of numerous crashes from my cycling friends.