Travel down Denning Drive in Winter Park and you will notice orange cones, planted trees, newly painted crosswalks and a 10-foot wide trail as construction progresses on the east side from Mead Botanical Garden to Webster as a result of the Denning Drive Multi-Use Trail Project.
This trail will connect all neighborhoods and businesses along Denning Drive, Orlando Urban Trail, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, the new library & events center, Winter Park Train Station, Valencia College, the Winter Park Village commercial area, Whole Foods shopping plaza and more. This project will improve the experience of walkers, bikers, bus riders, and drivers without compromising the function and level of service of the road.
Winter Park resident and BFFer Erika Beerbower commented on the changes, “I walk my dog down Denning Drive every day and it’s nice to feel safe with the updated crosswalks and new trail.”
Drivers can also expect changes once left turn lanes are added at signalized intersections and landscaped medians are installed in other areas. This Complete Streets initiative was approved in early 2017 by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).
Phase 1 is complete and runs from Orange Avenue to Fairbanks Avenue.
Phase 2 is now in progress, stretching from Fairbanks Avenue to Morse Boulevard.
Continue checking the Best Foot Forward website and follow Best Foot Forward on Facebook to stay updated on the latest Denning Drive Multi-Use Trail Project news.