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Smart Growth America releases Central Florida Complete Streets Report
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Smart Growth America releases Central Florida Complete Streets Report

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 Florida Complete […]

Making Orlando a “model city” for people biking and walking
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Making Orlando a “model city” for people biking and walking

Billy Hattaway, the City of Orlando’s transportation director and BWCF board chair, sat down with WMFE’s Matthew Peddie to talk about his role in making Orlando streets safer for people biking and walking. In the interview, Hattaway talks about becoming a champion for bike and pedestrian safety in his previous role […]

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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Orlando Sentinel: Future of Corrine Drive is focus of new study

MetroPlan Orlando is kicking off a one-year study of the Corrine Drive corridor from U.S. 17/92 to Bennett Road. The road will be addressed as part of their new Complete Street initiative, which aims to take the needs of people biking and walking into account during road design. BWCF joined […]

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 […]

Downtown Orlando bike lanes go green
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Downtown Orlando bike lanes go green

Other downtowns might turn green when they see the leprechaun treatment on some of downtown Orlando’s bike lanes, including one on northbound Magnolia Ave. The City of Orlando chose the eye-catching color to increase visibility of bicyclists, in a pilot program studying whether the colorful lanes will reduce car/bike traffic crashes. The […]