The City of Palm Coast unveiled a new Emergency Trail System designed to help keep residents and visitors safe while traveling on our trails ahead of Mobility Week.
Palm Coast is home to over 130 miles of trails that residents and visitors use and enjoy every single day. In an effort to keep trail users safe, the City of Palm Coast will be installing signs that easily indicate your current location in case of an emergency.
“We know that accidents can happen and that is really what this Emergency Trail System was designed to assist with. When there is an emergency on a highway, you can easily reference a mile-marker when calling 9-1-1. These signs will work in that same capacity,” said Wayne Douglas, City of Palm Coast Parks and Trails Supervisor. “We hope that no one ever has to use them, but they are there if the need arises.”
Currently, there are eight Emergency Trail System signs installed on the St. Joe’s Walkway. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department is working to install the Emergency Trail System at every trail in Palm Coast with high traffic trails taking priority first.
“I want to thank the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, Flagler County EMS, the Palm Coast Fire Department, Public Works Department, Our Parks and Recreation department, and our Community Development and GIS team for all their hard work in pulling this together,” Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin said. “We are so excited to be able to announce this Emergency Trail System to our residents and visitors just in time for Mobility Week, I hope to see you at one of our three events!”
Mobility Week begins October 29, 2021 and runs through November 5, 2021. State-wide, Mobility Week Mobility is a celebration of making smart, efficient, and safe transportation choices. During Mobility Week, the City of Palm Coast will host multiple events promoting city trails and safety:
Friday, October 29, 2021
Central Park 12 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Mobility Talk & Ride
Community Center 10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
‘Our Neck of the Woods’ with the Palm Coast Fire Department
Linear Park 10 a.m.
For more information on the Emergency Trail System or the Palm Coast events celebrating Mobility Week, contact the Public Information and Engagement Department by emailing Communications@palmcoastgov.com