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Walkability is pushing businesses downtown

There’s a trend happening – more businesses are moving to downtowns across the country. Smart Growth America recently released a report titled Core Values: Why American Companies are Moving Downtown that discusses why these businesses are moving downtown. One huge factor? Walkability. Businesses are moving to downtowns that are walkable. […]

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Orlando recognized as Bicycle Friendly City

Orlando has once again been designated as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community from the League of American Bicyclists. City leaders, businesses, schools, and community members are continuing to work hard to take this designation to the next level and make Orlando a city that is welcoming to our friends on […]

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CNU Florida Summit: Registration Now Open!

The urbanites are coming!  The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) will host their first-ever Summit on February 19-20 in Orlando.  Eliza Harris, CNU Florida Orlando Representative and Bike/Walk Central Florida Board Member, said  “Part of the program will highlight Downtown Orlando over the last decade, and we will also have experts […]

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Orlando Sentinel: Bike-share Program To Open In Downtown Orlando This Weekend

Peter Martinez has worked 2-1/2 years to launch a bike-share business in downtown Orlando, but spotty weather pushed back his soft opening to this weekend. “It’s all coming together,” said Martinez, who had intended to have at least a few bikes on the ground by New Year’s Eve. As part […]

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Project DTO: People Priority

Bike and pedestrian accessibility top the priority list to advance Downtown Orlando, according to Project DTO’s Access Committee.  Think the Orlando Urban Trail becoming the connecting “spine” for a network of bikeways. A pedestrian bridge over Colonial Drive. And, a linear park underneath I-4 with recreation options – skate parks, art exhibits, or […]