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Beat the Parking Lot Blues: Bike & Walk to Shop
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Beat the Parking Lot Blues: Bike & Walk to Shop

Anyone familiar with Central Florida’s busiest shopping centers are used to this scene: cramped spaces and tight turns, disorganized layouts, and general madness. Sound anything like your typical trip to Waterford Lakes? Or, what about the new Trader Joe’s in Winter Park where cars jockey for spots at all hours […]

Peds Count to MetroPlan
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Peds Count to MetroPlan

Do you want to contribute to making Orlando a more pedestrian-friendly community? MetroPlan Orlando needs your help. This week, they are recruiting volunteers to help count pedestrians and cyclists at specific locations around the city. These counts give important feedback about how facilities like SunRail, crosswalks, and bike ways are […]

Still a Bit Lonely For Orlando’s Bike to Work Commuters
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Still a Bit Lonely For Orlando’s Bike to Work Commuters

While there is a jump in bike to work commuters nationally, our numbers are tiny – more like 500 riders out of the 250,000 population in the city of Orlando. The positive is that the City of Orlando and Orange County are encouraging biking and walking by installing more sidewalks, […]

US: 60% Increase in the # of People Biking to Work
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US: 60% Increase in the # of People Biking to Work

Don’t let the 60% fool you because the national increase is small – from 488,000 in 2000 (census) to 786,000 (2008-2012) according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.   While bicyclists still account for just 0.6 percent of all commuters, some of the nation’s largest cities have more than doubled since […]

“My goal is to walk into work or into meetings not looking like I rode my bike there”
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“My goal is to walk into work or into meetings not looking like I rode my bike there”

Lisa Portelli, program director for Winter Park Health Foundation and BWCF board member,  says she can walk into a meeting without anyone knowing she just trekked two or more miles in a hot and sticky Florida summer where daily thunderstorms are the norm, proving she has mastered the art of […]