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Designing a Neighborhood Where Walkers, Bikers and Drivers Can All Live Together Well

Looking at Baldwin Park today, it is hard to believe the thriving, active, mixed-use neighborhood was once a Naval Base. Dreamed up in the 1990s, Baldwin Park was designed using the principles of Urban Design. But what exactly is “Urban Design”? How does it differ from typical suburban sprawl? One […]

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National Research Group Explores Proactive Approach to Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety

Recently a national research group presented their findings on a more comprehensive approach to preventing pedestrian vs. car crashes in cities. While most cities take a “reactive” approach—looking at crash data to identify dangerous roads or intersections, then working to make them safer, this study is designed to identify those […]

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Orlando Sentinel: Orlando No. 1 again for pedestrian deaths

The Orlando Sentinel takes a look at Central Florida’s “grim and longstanding reputation as the nation’s riskiest place to walk along roads.” Click here to read Kevin Spear’s article on the Dangerous by Design 2019 report.

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Orange County opens new Pine Hills Trail Shade Station

Orange County Parks & Recreation, the Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District and guests officially cut the ribbon on a new shade station on the Pine Hills Trail. Located at the corner of Silver Star Road and Golf Club Parkway, the shade station and surrounding landscaped area will give walkers and […]

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Osceola County recognized as a champion for healthier communities

The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) recognized Osceola County as one of 46 communities in Florida to receive the Healthy Community Champion Award, a program that highlights efforts to improve the built environment– places where people live, work and play. A town, village, city or county is eligible for this […]