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BFF partner MetroPlan Orlando launches new website
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BFF partner MetroPlan Orlando launches new website

MetroPlan Orlando is the metropolitan planning organization for Central Florida as well as a member of the Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety coalition (BFF), a program of Bike/Walk Central Florida. Recently, MetroPlan Orlando launched a new website featuring information on transportation planning projects, meeting calendars and resources about local […]

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 […]

MetroPlan Orlando has launched a study of Corrine Drive, focusing on how to transform the road from one that was once used by military vehicles to a corridor better suited for local businesses, walking and cycling. The road is bordered by Orlando and Winter Park. (Kevin Spear / Orlando Sentinel)
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Orlando Sentinel: Future of Corrine Drive is focus of new study

MetroPlan Orlando is kicking off a one-year study of the Corrine Drive corridor from U.S. 17/92 to Bennett Road. The road will be addressed as part of their new Complete Street initiative, which aims to take the needs of people biking and walking into account during road design. BWCF joined […]

Deadly reminders of Orlando’s dangerous reputation
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Deadly reminders of Orlando’s dangerous reputation

Smart Growth America’s Dangerous by Design 2016 report lists the deadliest cities to walk in, and Orlando’s ranking was down from first to third most dangerous. On the surface, this looks like an achievement. But someone caught in the path of an oncoming vehicle has no ranking, only a binary status: […]