Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study

ABOUT THE STUDY

The Corrine Drive study will use MetroPlan Orlando’s draft Complete Streets policy to showcase how Complete Streets approaches can shape a corridor.

MetroPlan Orlando is leading the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study in coordination with Orange County, City of Orlando, and City of Winter Park. Corrine Drive is owned by Orange County, maintained by the City of Orlando, and adjacent to the City of Winter Park. With multiple jurisdictions and outside stakeholders involved, the corridor offers an excellent opportunity for MetroPlan Orlando to lead an independent evaluation and creation of a vision.

The study is expected to continue for about 18 months and will include technical work and data analysis, along with various opportunities for the public to be involved in discussing a vision for Corrine Drive that makes it accessible for all users.

Keeping Up with the study

We will post updated project information here and on our social media accounts throughout the study period. Like us on Facebook at MetroPlan Orlando and follow us on Twitter @MetroPlan_Orl to get the latest news.

If you’re part of a group that would like a presentation on the study, please click here to complete the form and request a speaker. We’re happy to come out for a meeting or gathering and discuss the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study.

We will also summarize activities in occasional email updates. These will arrive from MetroPlan Orlando via Constant Contact. Please make sure your email filters will allow you to receive these communications from us.

If you miss the email, click below to read our most recent newsletters:

Tuesday, April 25

Thursday, March 23

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As we schedule events, we’ll post them here to let you know when we’ll be in the neighborhood, giving presentations, answering questions or distributing information. We would love for you to stop by and chat. Here is what we have set up right now:

Monday, May 1

Leu Gardens Free Day, 1920 N. Forest Ave., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. We’ll have a table in the middle of the gardens near Peak Season Pops.

Wednesday, May 3

East End Merchants Small Group Discussion (for members)

Photos from our Corrine Drive outreach events are posted on our Facebook page and in the Community Events gallery section of our Community Outreach photo galleries.

PLEASE TAKE OUR OPINION SURVEY

As part of the outreach during this phase, we are asking for feedback through a survey about the future of the Corrine Drive corridor. We will offer opportunities to take the survey at the public events we attend.

You also can access the survey here through May 30.

We’ll share survey results at a future public meeting, which we will be holding this summer. Watch this page and out updates for an announcement of the time and date for the public meeting.

DATA COLLECTION IN THE CORRIDOR

During the week of May 1, we’ll be collecting traffic data along Corrine Drive and in the surrounding area.

The data will:
•   Identify needs and problem areas in the corridor
•   Inform possible design solutions that will be developed in the second phase of the study
•   Provide accurate information for the community at a workshop to be scheduled during this summer

We chose this week because Bumby Avenue has now reopened, and school is still in session. These two factors will have important effects on traffic patterns that need to be considered as we move forward.

Four types of data collectors will be used:
•    Bluetooth sensors – Provide anonymous travel time, speed, and origin-destination information for trips in and out of the corridor.
•    Tubes – Stretch across the street and measure vehicles and speeds.
•    Turning movement count cameras – Capture the number of vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians that move through an intersection, turn left, or turn right.
•    Bicycle/Pedestrian counters – Count people on sidewalks using infrared sensors.

We’ll be blanketing the area with equipment during the collection period, so you’re likely to notice some of the collectors, as you go around the neighborhood. Take a look at the factsheet below to see how the different collectors will be distributed.

Traffic Counts Fact Sheet

Phases of the study

The study will break down into three phases, and each will have its own technical and public involvement focus. These are discussed in more depth in the Public Involvement Plan:

Phase 1

We’ll be listening to the community’s desires and using this input to help shape the study’s approach. At the same time, we’ll be gathering technical data on how the street is used. Findings of our technical analysis and a summary of public comments will be presented at a workshop at the end of this phase.

Phase 2

Transportation planners will show how different solutions could perform and engage the community in refining design options. The public will offer ideas and vote on what they like best. Design options and performance information will also be shared in small meetings throughout the corridor where participants offer feedback.

Phase 3

MetroPlan Orlando will present a draft Corrine Drive Corridor Plan and provide an opportunity for the public to provide input. The plan will then be presented to local governments for approval.

Click here to see a graphic representation of how the study timeline will break down and what tasks will fall under each phase:

Corrine Study – Public Involvement Timeline Graphic – Vertical

participants & objectives

In addition to residents and users of the corridor and surrounding neighborhoods, our team will work with a Regional Partners Group, which includes staff members from the jurisdictions with an interest in the corridor. We also will work with a stakeholders group, called the Project Visioning Team, made up of members of the public and private organizations with an interest in the corridor. View the Corrine Drive Project Visioning Team roster here.

Elected officials from Orange County, the City of Orlando and the City of Winter Park will be advised of progress on the study, as will MetroPlan Orlando Board and Committee members.

The study is expected to wrap up in the Spring of 2018 and seeks to:
•  Enhance connectivity and accessibility
•  Create a safe and supportive environment for walking and cycling
•  Close gaps in regional bicycle infrastructure
•  Identify strategies for improved transit service
•  Create a vision and plan to enhance the corridor without impacting residential neighborhoods

For more information on Complete Streets and MetroPlan Orlando’s efforts to promote Complete Streets in Central Florida, click here.

Study Documents

Community participation for the Corrine Drive Complete Streets study is guided by a Public Involvement Plan, which outlines how the public can be involved in each of the three stages of the study. In addition to an overview of the project and a list of stakeholders, the Public Involvement Plan lays out the objectives and strategies for sharing information and getting feedback.

Corrine Dr Public Involvement Plan – FINAL 3-15-17

This one-page fact sheet helps explain the study’s objectives:

Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study – Fact Sheet – Mar2017

Meeting Materials

Click on the links below to view meeting materials for past meetings.

Project Visioning Team meeting – Feb. 6, 2017

Regional Partners Group meeting – Jan. 31, 2017

Staff Contact

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Whitton
Project Manager
407-481-5672 x312
ewhitton@metroplanorlando.org

Cynthia Lambert
Public Information Manager
407-481-5672 x320
clambert@metroplanorlando.org

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