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Why we need more walkable neighborhoods

Walkable places aren’t just more convenient – they’re more valuable. According to a new study by Smart Growth America, walkable neighborhoods in cities are economically stronger, more socially equitable and provide more job opportunities than drivable areas. The opposite of suburban, drive-only developments, walkable urban places (WalkUPs) within urban metros […]

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TBT: Board Member Rick Geller: Cycle Tracks Support Safety

This article was originally published on BWCF’s website on May 14, 2014. We felt like Rick’s message is still relevant today, 5 years later, during National Bike Month. Since this post, several cycle tracks have been installed around Central Florida. In 2016, the City of Winter Park won the Urban […]

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MetroPlan Orlando Unveils Proposed Changes to Corrine Drive

After two years of extensive research, MetroPlan Orlando is sharing a new design for a 2-mile stretch of Corrine Drive between Bennett and Mills, it hopes, will better serve the community. The report lays out proposals for two sections of the study area. “The recommended design for Corrine Drive includes […]

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Bike Lanes Required: Cambridge’s New Law

Cambridge, Mass is breaking barriers when it comes to making its city bike-friendly—or rather, it’s building barriers. Recently the Boston-area city became the first in the country to require protected bike lanes on all city streets. The “Cycling Safety Ordinance” requires city planners to include those protected bike lanes for […]

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Residents get Wheels Turning, Share Feedback at Bike Meeting

Ribbons, fake cash and scrolling comment bubbles on the big screen aren’t a typical meeting set-up. But the City of Orlando wants people to participate in creating its new Bike Plan. This will be the first update to the plan in a decade. On March 26, Bike/Walk Central Florida was […]