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Custom street guidelines for Central Florida released
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Custom street guidelines for Central Florida released

Smart Growth America (SGA) has released a series of recommendations about how to make a region safer through changes to land use, transportation decision-making practices and culture. Which region specifically? Central Florida, the heart of the state infamous for having the highest rate of vehicle/pedestrian injuries and death. SGA’s Central […]

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

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 […]

Four-wheel bias on roads, in words
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Four-wheel bias on roads, in words

Have you ever caught yourself referring to a female law enforcement officer as a “policeman?” Or used an airplane seat’s call button, expecting help from a “stewardess,” only to be met with a male flight attendant? Gender biases that slip into our language can be hard to shake. And it turns out, similar […]

Smart Growth America releases Dangerous by Design 2016
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Smart Growth America releases Dangerous by Design 2016

Smart Growth America has released Dangerous by Design 2016, the fourth edition of a ranking of the most dangerous U.S. metro areas for pedestrians. While the report showed pedestrian fatalities remain an alarming epidemic, it offered some good news for Americans who travel on foot.  “More than 1,200 Complete Streets […]

Road diet for Robinson Street?
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Road diet for Robinson Street?

Robinson Street is a major four-lane road that provides one of the main gateways to downtown Orlando’s iconic Lake Eola Park. Cars and trucks often top the posted 35 mph speed limit, making people on foot and bikes leery of using the street or crossing it to enjoy the park, […]