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MetroPlan Orlando Transportation Survey Shows Central Florida Wants More Bicycling/Walking-Friendly Communities

MetroPlan Orlando released the results of its regional transportation study. The study showed that there is strong support for building pedestrian-friendly and bicycle-friendly communities but still a great sense that these forms of transportation are unsafe in the region. In fact, 96% of respondents agreed it is important for transportation planners to develop pedestrian-friendly communities in the future. And, 52% of cyclists and 36% of pedestrians said they don’t feel safe on Central Florida roads due to cars.

Other findings include:

  • Most say transportation system about “average.”
  • Almost 1 in 5 say they exceed speed limits regularly.
  • 12% of respondents said they think it’s fine to text and drive when the road is clear.
  • Majority support making communities friendly to cyclists, pedestrians.

The 2021 Regional Transportation Survey Report shares opinions from more than 3,000 Central Floridians on a variety of topics –  including transportation habits and challenges, new technology, and equity for all users.

You can read more about the 2021 report and review some of the most interesting findings in the Public Opinion Research section of MetroPlan Orlando’s website. There you will also find a link to the archive of MetroPlan Orlando survey reports, going back to 2005. To learn more, visit: MetroPlanOrlando.org/Research

The survey results were first presented to the MetroPlan Orlando Board on July 7, click here to view the presentation.

If you have questions about our 2021 transportation survey results, please contact Cynthia Lambert, MetroPlan Orlando public information manager, at [email protected].

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