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Orlando Sentinel: Pedestrians, bicyclists could soon see safer conditions in Winter Park

The Winter Park SunRail Station during the 2015 Winter Park Arts Festival.

The City of Winter Park has a lot of great things going for it when it comes to the biking and walking scene – just look at its SunRail station, bustling Park Avenue and Cady Way Trail. The city is committed to continuing its pursuit of safer streets by creating a “mobility plan” that will be designed to favor pedestrians and cyclists, according to planning director Dori Stone. On the list? Better traffic-control technology, adding new and wider sidewalks and improved intersections. Officials expect to begin ironing out details this month, with discussions of specific projects and costs taking place throughout the year.

Jill Hamiton Buss, left, and her son Jorge Buss, center, and friend Lisa Portelli after their ride Friday morning, Jan. 27, 2017, on the Cady Way Trail. (Photo by Jacob Langston/Orlando Sentinel

Winter Park’s plans are just the latest in a local and statewide push for streets that are safe and accessible for all road users. “It’s at the point now where it’s kind of a movement,” said Amanda Day, who runs Bike/Walk Central Florida, in a recent interview with the Orlando Sentinel. “Everyone is talking about it within the cities and the counties and the transportation agencies. The next step is what are we going to do about it?”

To find out more details on the project in the Orlando Sentinel click here.

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