Tag: complete streets

Orange County Takes a Proactive Approach to Ped Safety

The best way to assess ped problems is to be a ped. Orange County planners did just that as part of the Texas – Americana Road Safety Small Area Study in the neighborhood bounded by John Young Parkway, Orange Blossom Trail, Oak Ridge Road and 33rd Street. Traveling by foot they […]

AARP Bulletin: Perilous Crossings for Pedestrians

Street crossing deaths are high despite efforts to make streets smarter by Brian Mockenhaupt, AARP Bulletin, December 2014 Between 2003 and 2012, crashes killed 47,025 pedestrians nationwide. -Smart Growth America — Edward Linsmier This is the moment Mary McArdle dreads. She steps up to the curb on Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando, […]

Metro Orlando streets are again nation’s riskiest for walkers

By Dan Tracy, Orlando Sentinel Metro Orlando once again is the most dangerous place in the country to take a walk, followed closely by three other Florida regions: Tampa-St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and Miami-Fort Lauderdale. Wide roads designed to speed traffic and far-flung subdivisions served by strip centers have combined in Orlando and much of […]