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Toll Roads: Overcoming Public Apathy or Understanding Public Concern?

Has the American public become a society of shunpikers?

If you’re not familiar with the term, shunpiking is the act of deliberately avoiding roads that require payment of a fee or toll to travel on them, usually by traveling on alternate ‘free’ roads which bypass the toll road.

Shunpiking might be the way to go if you’re unveiling a new Harley Davidson on a beautiful autumn day, but for the average American it’s quite the contrary. In fact, recent surveys indicate that the public is far more supportive of toll roads and user fees than we are often led to believe.

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Clay County’s First Coast Expressway Set to Improve Commutes

For the residents of Clay County, there’s no place they’d rather live. The area is close to the St. Johns River, making it great for outdoors activities. The communities are safe and friendly – exactly what families want, and need, in order to thrive. But, with many of the residents commuting to Jacksonville for work, traffic congestion is one of the few problems at the front of everyone’s minds.

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