March Operations Remind Drivers to Stop for Pedestrians While Reports Emphasize the Dangers in Region for People Walking
As two major reports in March again named Central Florida the most dangerous region in…
The Orlando Business Journal asked its readers to grade International Drive’s walkability. An overwhelming majority believe that I-Drive has a ways to go before its deemed walkable. (Check out the chart to the right)
This survey arose after the Orange County I-Drive Steering Committee conducted a comprehensive study of this corridor and discovered it scored fairly low in offering amenities that improve walkability, like alternative and connecting transportation and pedestrian hub areas.
So how can I-Drive’s walkability improve? One option they proposed is a pedestrian bridge at the intersection of I-Drive and Sand Lake Road, connecting four of I-Drive’s newest additions – the future $460 million SkyPlex project, Mango’s Tropical Cafe, the Wyndham Orlando Resort and I-Shops project and the remake of the World’s Largest Entertainment McDonald’s. Looking forward to moving this idea into action!