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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As usual, Florida has been making headlines across the country. The topic this time? Smart Growth America’s latest Dangerous by Design report. The report, compiled in 2016, ranks Florida as the most dangerous place for people walking – again. We’ve earned this distinction since 2011. CityLab, a national online publication, […]
Metro Orlando has a long way to go when it comes to being friendly to people on foot, at least according to a walkability study just completed by George Washington University and Smart Growth America, a pro-neighborhood group. The report looked at the nation’s 30 largest metro areas and ranked […]
The new rule took effect in March and means Orlando must consider all kinds of transportation — think bikes and walking, not just cars — when city projects are designed and built. That’s a big deal and it puts Orlando in the company of cities that are already following similar […]
Smart Growth America released a report,Dangerous by Design 2014, ranking how safe it is to walk in the major metropolitan areas. It looked at the number of residents who walk to work and the pedestrians killed over 2003-2012 – called the Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI). News flash — A high PDI […]