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When you read the 2018 MetroPlan Orlando Annual report, you’ll quickly learn that the organization is powered by its passionate people. Between the staff, collaborative board, committee members, transportation partners and community, there is no shortage of talent working together to build a strong and diverse regional transportation system.
Central Florida is a melting pot of differences – cultures, work schedules, lifestyles and so much more. The team at MetroPlan Orlando is constantly embracing transportation decisions that positively affect health, physical activity and improved quality of life. That means thinking outside of the car, and great strides have been made to increase those options this year. SunRail expanded into Osceola by adding four new stations, while LYNX made several technology upgrades for its riders.
With a growing number of people being able to embrace options like biking and walking, safety is more important than ever. For those skipping the car, MetroPlan Orlando began work on their Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Action Plan. They’re looking to provide a more comprehensive and targeted approach to improving safety by addressing behavior, road design and traffic control devices (think: road markings and signals like rectangular rapid flashing beacons).
They also partner in on-going regional work to improve safety, including the study, design and construction of Complete Streets. And, they’ve been championing Best Foot Forward (BFF) since our Orange County launch in 2012. The report notes that we’re finishing up our first year in Osceola County in 2018, with Seminole County next in line to adopt the BFF program. We are so grateful for all of their support!
Please join us in celebrating the tremendous people of MetroPlan Orlando – thank you for all of your hard work. You can check out their community report below or by clicking here.[embeddoc url=”https://metroplanorlando.org/wp-content/uploads/Metroplan-Orlando-2018-Annual-Report-FINAL-for-print.pdf” height=”750px”]