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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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 […]
*MEDIA TIP* Operation Best Foot Forward: Crackdown at the Crosswalks Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office to enforce Florida’s driver yield law at marked crosswalks to improve pedestrian safety in Orange County and City of Orlando. ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Police Department (OPD) and Orange County Sheriff’s […]
Parents of OCPS students were the only people gearing up to head back to school. We headed across the region to make sure kids were stocked up on pencils, iY4Peds stickers and pedestrian safety coloring books – attending four different events in just one week! Parents, remind your kids how […]
State Road 50 — or Colonial Drive — is not always the most pleasant commute. Congestion. Stop-and-go traffic. Not very bike-friendly or walkable. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has been proposed as one possible solution for these commuting challenges. And a recent study conducted by MetroPlan Orlando reports a SR 50 BRT […]