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 […]
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Gov. Rick Scott was in a cutting mood after the state Legislature passed a $78 billion budget earlier this year, but one $25 million line item escaped his veto. Senate President Andy Gardiner inserted a change into how vehicle-registration fees are spent and siphoned off $25 million annually for what […]
Lisa Portelli is an avid bicyclist who rides more than 200 miles a week on roads and trails throughout Central Florida. But what she finds unnerving is bicycling on trails with missing sections. It forces her to get off the trail, ride on the roadway for the length of the […]
Imagine a trail that runs from St. Petersburg to the Canaveral National Seashore. TITUSVILLE — Imagine cycling or hiking on a trail from St. Petersburg that traverses the middle of Florida on its way to downtown Titusville before ending at the Canaveral National Seashore. “This is really a project whose time […]
Sometimes, telling someone to take a hike is the nicest thing you can say to him or her. On Saturday, April 4, I’ll join a group from Florida Today headlined by Norman Moody to walk and bike along a planned portion of the Coast to Coast Connector near Titusville. Norman […]