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.

upcoming event: PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON JULY 27

For the past several months, MetroPlan Orlando has been collecting technical data on how the road currently functions. We’ve also been listening to the community’s thoughts on Corrine Drive and desires for the corridor’s future. On July 27, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Leu Gardens (Camellia Room), we’ll share results from our technical analysis and our community survey. We’ll also ask attendees to help identify specific hot spots along Corrine Drive that experience transportation issues.

The workshop will use an open house format, so you’re welcome to come and go at any time within the 6-8 p.m. time period. We recommend that you allot about 30-45 minutes to participate fully.

Please RSVP here if you plan on attending the workshop.

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.

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:

Thursday, June 22

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Tuesday, April 25

Thursday, March 23

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Community Outreach

As we schedule more outreach 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. If you would like a presentation on the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study to a group, please contact CLambert@MetroPlanOrlando.org or fill out a speaker request form here.

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.

DATA COLLECTION IN THE CORRIDOR

During the week of May 1, we collected 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 were 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.

Take a look at the factsheet below to see how the different collectors will be distributed.

Traffic Counts Fact Sheet

In addition to the traffic data, we also did air quality monitoring in the area with the assistance of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County.

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 – Jun2017

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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