The S-Line is a 4.8-mile s-shaped rails-to-trails multiuse path that connects New Town, Durkeeville and Sugar Hill with Springfield and Brentwood. This once an abandoned stretch of CSX railroad right-of-way is now part of the overall Emerald Trail master plan.
Groundwork has activated the S-Line with bike rides and community events. In addition, the Green Team has planted Jacksonville’s longest continuous bioswale along the S-Line. Groundwork is currently collaborating with RouxArt on the Sugar Hill Mosaic which, when installed Spring 2019, will be the largest public art mosaic to date in Jacksonville
Further redevelopment of the S-Line offers connectivity to the Emerald Trail linking the outlying areas of Jacksonville to the Urban Core. These connections and enhancements to the trail offers the surrounding neighborhoods a safer transportation alternative to vehicle-dominated streets as well as a linear recreation corridor. These improvements also will spur economic development and reviltaization efforts within the depressed urban neighborhoods along the trail.