Engineering

Reaching out to Drivers in their Space

Earlier this month, Amanda Day, Executive Director of Bike/Walk Central Florida took to the radio waves to help educate people about pedestrian and bicycle safety. She interviewed with Cox Media Radio here in Orlando to discuss the importance of the newly released Dangerous by Design report and how we can […]

Collab on Kirkman brings welcome changes

Residents and students in the MetroWest area will soon see some new perks thanks to a collaboration between the Florida Department of Transportation, the City of Orlando and MetroPlan Orlando.  The Kirkman Road Resurfacing and Off-Street Trail Project will bring 1.9 miles of off-street trail segments to Kirkman Road and […]

Engineering’s important role in designing safer streets

What we are facing…… The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is at a 25-year high.  In Florida, pedestrian deaths rose 40% between 2009 and 2016. Implementing comprehensive changes that comprise the 3 E’s of Engineering, Education and Enforcement of the law will be pivotal in decreasing pedestrian fatalities […]

On foot, at risk: PED deaths up 46%, according to report

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just released its latest status report – On foot, at risk – and, spoiler alert: it’s not good news. The number of people killed while walking has increased 46% since 2009, a staggering jump that is not all too shocking to anyone who […]

Orange County invites bids to help slow down drivers

The invite has been sent, but Orange County isn’t hosting a typical party. Their goal? Slowing down drivers. Orange County recently issued an Invitation for Bids for construction firms to take the lead in the installation of new traffic calming devices. Now you’re probably thinking: calming traffic? Doesn’t Orlando traffic […]

Making Denning Drive a complete street

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 […]