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Riverside Avondale Night Trolley

Ride Every First Friday and Saturday of the Month

The trolley hours are from 6pm-2am and tickets are can be purchased at $1.50 for a single ride or $4 for a day pass, riversideavondalenighttrolley.com/tickets

Check out the map on the official Riverside Avondale Night Trolley website, riversideavondalenighttrolley.com/

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority launched the Night Trolley in Riverside Avondale beginning on January 3rd and 4th, 2014. The Night Trolley will run Friday and Saturday nights, from 6:00 pm – 2:00 am, on the first weekend of every month from January through June. Riverside Avondale Preservation and area merchants invite Jacksonville to experience a clean, convenient, reliable and low cost public transportation as viable alternative to cars in our neighborhood.

Thank You Riverside Trolley Supporters!

Kudos to all you supporters! Riverside Avondale Preservation, neighborhood restaurants, bars and sponsors are so thrilled with the turnout for the Night Trolley. We counted over 1,100 trips and that was with it raining outside and a lot of people out of town at a weekend concert in St. Augustine..

One of the best features was the real time location service, created by RAP Board Member Dylan Phillips. With some simple technology and programming, he was able to create a mobile optimized website that eliminated wait times by allowing riders to see where the trolleys were on the route.

We will continue to work with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority to encourage them to create a new route that would service the Riverside Avondale area on weekends in the evening hours. Thanks to all of you who came out and showed that our neighborhood would support an evening trolley. This service is wanted and needed to help relieve some of our growing parking problems in the area. The ridership and interest shown on this evening trial run proves that this would be a highly successful JTA route.

September’s Night Trolley Event

When: Saturday, September 14th from 6:00pm-Midnight

What: Riverside Avondale Preservation, neighborhood restaurants, bars and sponsors present the Riverside Avondale Night Trolley. We invite Jacksonville to experience a clean, convenient, reliable and low cost public transportation as viable alternative to cars in our neighborhood.

The Riverside Avondale Night Trolley event is an initiative to show the Jacksonville Transportation Authority that a trolley service at night would be successfully utilized in our neighborhood.

Tickets for the first night will be given away at participating sponsors prior to the event or can be purchased on RiversideNightTrolley.eventbrite for $5 and include/allow unlimited rides that night.

Where: The Night Trolley will feature 17 stops throughout the neighborhood in 5Points, Park & King, Shoppes of Avondale, Brewery District, Stockton & College, and the St Johns Village. There will be printed route maps and on the night of the event, a mobile optimized website will be available showing all the trolley stops and the real time locations of the running trolleys, found at http://trolley.jaxmob.com/

A portion of the proceeds will go to continued transportation and parking efforts in Riverside Avondale neighborhood.

For more information, please contact us at 389-2449 or preservation@riversideavondale.org.

Special thanks to our sponsors

Stop 1 – Park & Margaret
Black Sheep
Birdie’s
Derby on Park
Grassroots
Mossfire
O’brothers

Stop 6 – Shoppes of Avondale
Avondale Artworks
Biscottis
Brick
Mellow Mushroom – Coming Soon!
Mojo #4
West Inn

Stop 8 – Herschel & St. Johns
Harpoon Louies

Stop 10 – Park & Dancy
Restaurant Orsay

Stops 13 & 14 – Park & King
Dahlia’s Pour House
European Street
Garage
Kickbacks
Loft
Pele’s
Rogue

Stop 15 – King & Gilmore
Bold City
Intuition

Stop 16 – Stockton & College
Bold Bean

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