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Curry Ford temp transformation encourages biking, walking

For people biking and walking, many areas of Orlando present a serious traffic safety problem. In just 5 years, cars struck 16 people biking and 8 people walking along a 1.6-mile stretch of Curry Ford Road. As part of their Safe Streets Academy grant, Smart Growth America hosted a month-long road […]

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Changes coming to Curry Ford Road

Will a road diet of Curry Ford Road make it safer for those biking and walking? That’s what the City of Orlando is trying to find out. As part of Smart Growth America’s Safe Streets Academy, the City has chosen the Curry Ford Road corridor (from S. Bumby Avenue to […]

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Smart Growth America helping to bring ‘Complete Streets’ to Central Florida

No one would argue that Metro Orlando roads will magically become safer for walkers and bicyclists. After all, two people are struck and killed each week while walking in Central Florida. Getting the region off the list of having one of the most dangerous road systems in the nation will […]

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Custom street guidelines for Central Florida released

Smart Growth America (SGA) has released a series of recommendations about how to make a region safer through changes to land use, transportation decision-making practices and culture. Which region specifically? Central Florida, the heart of the state infamous for having the highest rate of vehicle/pedestrian injuries and death. SGA’s Central […]

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CityLab: Why does Florida have America’s most lethal roads?

As usual, Florida has been making headlines across the country. The topic this time? Smart Growth America’s latest Dangerous by Design report. The report, compiled in 2016, ranks Florida as the most dangerous place for people walking – again. We’ve earned this distinction since 2011. CityLab, a national online publication, […]