Month: July 2015

Round and Round: Roundabouts are coming to Central Florida

Ready or not, roundabouts are coming to Florida. And it’s best to be ready for them. Last year, the Florida Department of Transportation adopted a roundabout policy and is encouraging its use on future road projects, directing other areas to build at least two roundabouts within a five-year span. Lake […]

Where do you bike? Map your ride with Strava

What if there was a way to share your cycle route with transportation planners in the area? With the Strava app, you can! MetroPlan Orlando and FDOT use the Strava app to learn more about the wants and needs of local cyclists who are riding in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole […]

Orlando Sentinel: Work starts on I-Drive pedestrian bridge

Orlando Sentinel Work will begin this week on a pedestrian bridge over International Drive. Orange County issued a “notice to proceed” Monday for the $8 million walkway, which will connect the Orange County Convention Center to the sidewalk in front of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, public-works Deputy Director Joe Kunkel […]

By the numbers: 84,582 peds strong

Tens of thousands of people are using Orlando’s ped and bike trails. From July 9 to August 9, 36,798 walkers and bikers were counted on Lake Baldwin and Cady Way trails in July and August. The City of Orlando is installing pedestrian and bike counters throughout town as part of its initiative to […]