26 Jun Mobi-Mats Are Coming to Pensacola Beach
Wednesday, June 25, 2019 –Pensacola Beach, Fl—The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) is delighted to announce the arrival and deployment of Mobi-Mats on Pensacola Beach.
A Mobi-Mat is a portable rollout, non-slip matting that is temporarily or permanently laid down on the ground to provide grip and access for all wheelchairs, strollers, and pedestrians on mobility-resistant sand, grass or other soft and unstable surfaces.
Funded by the SRIA and deployed by Escambia County Public Works, the mats will be located on five beaches along the island.
Park West North Beach
An additional feature, a Mobi-Chair, will be available at Casino Beach and Moms Beach. A Mobi-Chair is an amphibious wheelchair that will provide the user to access the Gulf or the Sound when conditions allow its safe use.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Mobi-Mats will be held on Friday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at Casino Beach.
Pensacola Beach is owned by Escambia County, Fla., and is under the direction of the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA). The SRIA was created by the Florida legislature in 1947 under Chapter 24500. The SRIA does not receive tax support from the taxpayers of the county. It is fully funded from lease fees collected from business and residences on the beach. The SRIA board is made up of six members; five are named by members of the Escambia County Board of Commissioners whose term is the same as the commissioner who appointed them. Registered voters on Pensacola Beach elect the sixth member. The elected member’s term is two years.