No one would argue that Metro Orlando roads will magically become safer for walkers and bicyclists. After all, two people are struck and killed each week while walking in Central Florida. Getting the region off the list of having one of the most dangerous road systems in the nation will […]
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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 […]
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 […]