Big news, Florida bikers: new bike lanes are getting wider. FDOT has changed its buffered bike lane standards from 5 feet to 7 feet. That’s 24 extra inches for you and your bicycle to be protected from fast-moving traffic. This means that the white painted line that normally separates humans on […]
Speaking of bikeable. Do you recognize this intersection? It is Robinson Street – in 2025. Downtown Orlando will be irresistibly bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly, thanks to a new vision plan created by Project DTO Advancing Downtown Orlando approved May 4. Picture Robinson as a two-lane street instead of four, with bike lanes, larger […]Read more...
National Bike to School Day May 6, 2015 Hundreds of students participated in the day’s activities 30+ schools participated Dommerich Elementary and Maitland Middle School Maitland Mayor McDonald walked with students and parents, accompanied by the Maitland Police Healthy Central Florida handed out water bottles and healthy snacks to students who […]Read more...
Bike/Walk Central Florida will join with Orange County Public School children, Healthy Central Florida, parents, local law enforcement and elected officials to celebrate National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 6. Thousands of students will ride or walk to the more than 30 participating schools on Wednesday as part […]Read more...
Biking to work is much more fun when you’re with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. But first, you have to take a selfie before your face turns into a river of sweat with the temps rising faster than a space rocket. This year Bike to Work had the added benefit of […]Read more...
The Federal Highway Administration is celebrating National Bike Month with a pretty great gift: a new Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide. Ok, to an average reader, it might not sound as exciting, but for cyclists, traffic engineers and planners, this is big. So what is a “separated bike lane?” […]
Last weekend, Evans High Community School was flooded with student volunteers cleaning up campus in honor of the Trojan Day of Service. Hundreds of students showed up to do beautification projects such as repainting and picking up garbage. Community activities such as this clean up day bring life to streets and […]
In addition to high visibility enforcement, changes in crosswalk infrastructure make a difference. When Best Foot Forward started in 2012, only 19 percent of drivers on Lake Underhill yielded to pedestrians. Now, thanks to targeted education, high-visibility enforcement operations, and state of the art engineering enhancements, more than 58 percent […]
May is National Bike Month and there is no better way to celebrate than up the ante for bicycle amenities in the City Beautiful. Following the opening of the first phase of Juice Bike Share on May 1, the City of Orlando announced the installation of four bike repair stations around […]
Walkable neighborhoods are stronger when a variety of different people can afford to live there. What a better way to make this happen than to gather real estate developers from across the country to talk about how they can help. The collective discussion will happen as part of the 2015 […]
“Biking and walking options aren’t just about making it easier to get around. It’s about making our city more livable.” Words straight from Mayor Dyer’s mouth. On April 29, Mayor Dyer delivered his annualState Of the City address to a full house at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing […]
Rocket launches. Pristine beaches. A national wildlife refuge. The C2C Space Coast Gap has spectacular beauty and once-in-a-lifetime experiences packed into 14 miles from Titusville to the Atlantic Ocean. The Space Coast Gap will connect the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail in Volusia County and the A. Max Brewer Bridge […]
If you’re riding without a bike helmet, expect Lisa Portelli, Bike/Walk Central Florida board member and Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) director, to be hot on your trail. Meet Betty. She was cruising by WPHF and Lisa spied her from her office. Lisa jumped on her bike and asked Betty […]