Month: May 2017

Building community consensus before rebuilding roads

Listening, learning and building consensus among community members are critical steps in making roads safer and more accessible for all users.  That’s why Orange County government and the City of Orlando are surveying community members and hosting several workshops to ask residents, business owners, community leaders and all concerned to […]

Making Corrine Drive Better for Peds and Pedalers

The Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study is looking at how to improve transportation along the road in a way that comfortably and safely accommodates people of all ages and abilities. That means planning for people on foot, in wheelchairs, on bikes, in cars, in buses, and in delivery trucks. The […]

City of Orlando picking up the pace for peds

The City of Orlando is picking up the pace like a runner nearing the finish line when it comes to walking and bicycling infrastructure. Consider the following projects in the works by the City of Orlando’s Transportation Planning division: Construction has started on the $9 million pedestrian/bike bridge spanning Colonial Drive, […]

Orange County students win statewide ped safety poster contest

Not only are we striving to raise walk-minded children, but we are raising little artists too! Three elementary school students – from Dommerich Elementary and Lake Sybelia Elementary – were recently named the statewide winners of the 2017 WalkSafe Poster Contest. More than 70 elementary schools participated, and Orange County […]

Crosswalk crackdown: a look back at the March Operation BFF

  On the unseasonably cold Wednesday morning of March 15, David Mittiga watched cars and trucks speeding along Pine Hills Road and quipped that he was about to take on the most dangerous assignment of his 14 years as an Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) deputy: Mittiga intended to walk […]

All-user street design is official at FDOT

You hear of resolutions being passed and policies being adopted, but it’s way more exciting when those resolutions and policies lead to action. Case in point: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)’s Complete Streets Policy, which the department took up with the goal of designing roads that accommodate people who […]