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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 […]

Research pushes roundabouts
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Research pushes roundabouts

When you picture a roundabout, you might also picture Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower in the distance behind it. Thanks to recent reports, though, we’re starting to see more roundabouts stateside. Research points to these road circles as safer and more efficient than the sharp-angled intersection, and transportation agencies across the United […]

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 […]