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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 18-month study includes Corrine Drive (also called Forest Avenue and Virginia Drive in some sections) from Mills Avenue to Bennett Road. MetroPlan Orlando is leading the study in coordination with Orange County, City of Orlando, and City of Winter Park.
Be part of the conversation
Your participation in the study can help MetroPlan Orlando identify challenges and opportunities for transportation on Corrine Drive.
About 1,100 people have taken the study survey – have you? There’s still time to tell MetroPlan Orlando what’s on your #CorrineWishList and what types of changes you’d like to see on the road. Take the survey before it closes on May 30: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CorrineStudy
Collecting traffic data
In addition to gathering survey feedback and speaking to the public at community events, MetroPlan Orlando has been busy collecting a lot of technical data on Corrine Drive. You may have noticed traffic devices like tubes and Bluetooth sensors in the area on May 1-7. These were collecting information on traffic counts, speeds, and types of vehicles. The data will help identify problem areas and determine what types of design solutions will be considered for Corrine Drive later in the study.
Something new: Considering health
Transportation studies typically don’t consider health impacts. MetroPlan Orlando is working on integrating health into transportation planning by supporting travel options that promote physical activity and trying to measure the health impacts of various types of transportation.
One way health is being considered in the Corrine Drive Study is by measuring air quality in the corridor. MetroPlan Orlando is teaming up with the Florida Department of Health in Orange County to find out if there is a difference in air quality readings right next to the road versus a few feet away. This will help determine if it’s healthier to place a sidewalk or bicycle lane in a certain place to help pedestrians or cyclists breathe better.
How to keep up with the study
MetroPlan Orlando will be sharing findings from the community survey and data collection at a public workshop later this summer. To receive an invitation, sign up for Corrine Drive email updates at CorrineDriveStudy.org.