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MetroPlan Orlando has launched a study of Corrine Drive, focusing on how to transform the road from one that was once used by military vehicles to a corridor better suited for local businesses, walking and cycling. The road is bordered by Orlando and Winter Park. (Kevin Spear / Orlando Sentinel)
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Complete Streets goals

Ever tried to walk from dinner at East End Market to dessert at Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream in the Audubon Park neighborhood? Corrine Drive, which runs between the two, has plenty of traffic and too few crosswalks. That fear for your life as you dart across the four-lane road makes […]

City of Orlando building pedestrian overpass across SR 50
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City of Orlando building pedestrian overpass across SR 50

The City of Orlando is working toward becoming a safer, more connected place for pedestrians and bicyclists. Part of that work starts this month, as construction gets underway on a pedestrian overpass. From the City of Orlando website:  The City of Orlando is committed to providing a safe, comfortable, and connected pedestrian […]

Best Foot Forward striding into Osceola County
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Best Foot Forward striding into Osceola County

Getting drivers to consistently hit the brakes when people are in crosswalks is the goal of Osceola County and Kissimmee officials who are expanding the Best Foot Forward program into the county this spring. “We want people out. We want people moving,” Osceola County’s senior transportation planner Mary Moskowitz said […]

CityLab: Why does Florida have America’s most lethal roads?
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CityLab: Why does Florida have America’s most lethal roads?

As usual, Florida has been making headlines across the country. The topic this time? Smart Growth America’s latest Dangerous by Design report. The report, compiled in 2016, ranks Florida as the most dangerous place for people walking – again. We’ve earned this distinction since 2011. CityLab, a national online publication, […]

Metro Orlando ranked third most deadly in Pedestrian Danger Index
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Metro Orlando ranked third most deadly in Pedestrian Danger Index

Metro Orlando was notoriously known as the deadliest place in America for pedestrians until Smart Growth America released its Dangerous by Design 2016 report.  The Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford area dropped from first to third on the latest list of the most dangerous U.S. metro areas for pedestrians, with a 9.6-point reduction on […]