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Fire departments are adopting Vision Zero, so why shouldn’t you?

It’s no secret that narrowing a road can make it safer for people walking and biking, but that smaller road can be problematic when you add large, quick-moving fire trucks to the mix. That’s why fire officials are typically some of the first to push back on narrowing car lanes […]

Engineering’s important role in designing safer streets
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Engineering’s important role in designing safer streets

What we are facing…… The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is at a 25-year high.  In Florida, pedestrian deaths rose 40% between 2009 and 2016. Implementing comprehensive changes that comprise the 3 E’s of Engineering, Education and Enforcement of the law will be pivotal in decreasing pedestrian fatalities and […]

Orange County invites bids to help slow down drivers
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Orange County invites bids to help slow down drivers

The invite has been sent, but Orange County isn’t hosting a typical party. Their goal? Slowing down drivers. Orange County recently issued an Invitation for Bids for construction firms to take the lead in the installation of new traffic calming devices. Now you’re probably thinking: calming traffic? Doesn’t Orlando traffic […]

MetroPlan Orlando calling for feedback on Corrine Dr. designs
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MetroPlan Orlando calling for feedback on Corrine Dr. designs

Last year, MetroPlan Orlando launched the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study to explore how to make Corrine Drive safer and better for all road users. Now, early design concepts of Corrine Drive have been released, and MetroPlan Orlando wants to know your thoughts on the six ideas that could each […]

Roundabouts: Not just for Europeans
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Roundabouts: Not just for Europeans

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 […]