Month: November 2015

OPD awarded grant to enforce ped/bike safety laws

Thought the Orlando Police Department (OPD) only tickets drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians during Operation Best Foot Forward? Not so much. Since 2012, OPD has partnered with Best Foot Forward (BFF) and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) several times a year to conduct “crosswalk crackdowns” on drivers.  Now a $40,000 […]

Orlando City Council will vote on Gertrude’s Walk extensions Dec. 14

On Dec. 14, the Orlando City Council will vote on Gertrude’s Walk Urban Trail extensions.  The existing trail currently spans three blocks from Church Street to Washington Street running parallel to the railroad tracks. The extensions add two links north from Washington Street to Jefferson Street and from Amelia Street to Concord Street. […]

Seattle thinks outside the concrete to fund sidewalk expansion

Traditional sidewalks typically cost $250,000 per block according to national averages. But in Seattle the bill runs $300,000 or more due to the city’s geography and other factors. The higher costs have made installing more sidewalks in the city a challenge. Though Seattle is currently ranked the 8th most walkable […]

Study shows Robinson Street is a vital, multi-modal corridor

  There is no doubt that Robinson Street is an important lifeline to the city.  It runs through the heart of Orlando serving a diverse range of people including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, motorists and freight/trucks.  Robinson Street also borders Lake Eola Park – a major downtown destination.  Thousands of people […]