Aligning with the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) statewide Mobility Week, Operation Best Foot Forward…
Do you travel on two wheels or on two feet through Orlando’s Mills 50 and Milk Districts? Then, the City of Orlando wants to hear from you. It’s part of the Milk and Mills 50 Main Streets Districts Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Study. The city set up an online, interactive map to easily pinpoint specific areas to improve walking and bicycling in these neighborhoods. Ideas may include specific street corners in need of street lighting or places in need of landscaping. You have until the end of March to offer feedback.
What are the study boundaries? Mills 50 Main Street District includes Mills Avenue extending from Lake Formosa south to East Concord Street and on Colonial Drive (State Road 50) between Summerlin Avenue and Fern Creek Avenue. For the Milk District, this encompasses Rosedale Road south to East South Street and the area between Bumby Avenue and Crystal Lake Drive.
The City is identifying and evaluating opportunities to improve the safety and comfort of walking and bicycling in these districts. This might include improving roadway facilities, landscaping, sidewalks, street lighting and bicycle facilities. As road users, your input is invaluable for recommending future projects. The study’s ultimate goal is to enhance Orlando’s transportation network by addressing issues associated with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) accessibility, walkablility, bikeability, and place-making.
So, what are you waiting for? Click here to share your comments with the City of Orlando and help make a difference.
You can read more about the study on its dedicated City of Orlando website page.