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May the Fourth B(ike) with You: Orlando Bike and Roll to School Day 2022

Every May marks National Bike Month here in the U.S. and one of our favorite events, without question, is Bike to School Day! The city of Orlando is going above and beyond this year for the 11th annual National Bike & Roll to School Day on May 4, 2022.

Dubbed “May the 4th B(ike) with You,” with a nod to those films and shows filled with space samurai with laser swords fighting on rocket ships that we all know and love, students will be encouraged to ride their bikes to school with a special pop-up bike path. The City of Orlando, in partnership with Safe Routes to School, Audubon Parks School, and our friends at the Orlando Bike Coalition will host the bike-to-school day event traveling from Leu Gardens to Audubon Park K-8.

The bike train will travel east from Leu Gardens starting at 8 a.m. on a protected pop-up path being created for one day in the parking lane along the north side of Corrine Drive! Temporary delineators and chalk will be used to define the space for the cycling and walking path, providing separation from vehicular travel lanes. Two types of delineators will be evaluated, the more traditional posts as well as a “wave,” a new product we’ve yet to utilize here in Central Florida.

The schedule for the Pop-Up Path is as follows:

  • Tuesday, May 3rd
    • No Parking on Corrine Drive (North Side)
    • 6:00 p.m. – Bike/Walk path setup
  • Wednesday, May 4th: National Bike & Roll to School Day
    • No Parking on Corrine Drive (North Side)
    • 6 – 8:00 a.m. – Finalize Installation
    • 8:00 a.m. – Group ride with Commissioner starting at Leu Gardens
    • 8:00 a.m. – School Arrival: Bike/Walk path active*
    • 2:00 p.m. – School Dismissal: Bike/Walk path active*
    • 6:00 p.m. – Bike/Walk path deconstruction begins
  • Thursday, May 5th
    • Normal parking lane operations resume

Note:
* Safety volunteers will occupy some of the driveways along the route
** Bike/lane markings may last several days after the demonstration.

The pop-up project is designed to give users an idea of what’s to come as part of the long-term Corrine Drive project intended to make the area more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly. More information can be found in MetroPlan Orlando’s Corrine Drive Study.

For more information, see the City of Orlando’s event page here: orlando.gov/biketoschool

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