offer feedback on preliminary design concepts
There are several ways we can improve the Corrine Drive experience for people of all ages and abilities.
At this stage of the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study, we’re offering three overall looks for Corrine Drive, and each has a variation. These preliminary design concepts were developed after reviewing the technical data and community response during the first phase of the study. Each reflects a Complete Streets approach by taking into account the needs of all users of the road.
As with most challenges, no perfect solution has presented itself. Improving Corrine Drive will involve a series of comparisons and trade-offs. This is why we need your reactions to these six distinct ideas for how Corrine could become a Complete Street:
• 5-Lane Concept
• 5-Lane Concept Variation
• 3-Lane Concept
• 3-Lane Concept Variation
• Hybrid Concept
• Hybrid Concept Variation
Please keep in mind that these concepts are all possibilities. No concept has been chosen yet. After gathering your opinions, the project team will review the public feedback and weigh that with technical considerations. These will be blended to create a plan for Corrine Drive. It’s possible that features from different concepts may be combined when the draft plan is created.
How to Provide Feedback
To help you see and rate these concepts, we’re using an online communications platform called Neighborland. MetroPlan Orlando has created a space at Neighborland.com/CorrineDrive for the concept drawings, descriptions, and data about each idea. You can go through the information about each concept and provide feedback (including location-specific notes), then tell us which design concept is your favorite.
The design concepts will be available for input online through March 16.
In order to comment on the designs and vote for a favorite, you’ll be asked to create a log-in. You can log in through Facebook, Twitter, Google, or email. Once your log-in is created, you can study the concepts at your leisure. You won’t need to go through everything in one sitting.
Proposed Safety Solutions
In addition to the design concepts, we have some proposed safety solutions that were developed in response to locations with safety issues that the community helped identify earlier in the study. These items can be implemented with any design concept that moves forward.
For each of the safety solutions, you can see a rendering and a description of the proposal on Neighborland, make comments and say whether you think the idea should be implemented. Each of the safety proposals stands on its own, so it’s possible that all or just a few will make it into the final plan for Corrine Drive.
If you want to read more details about the design concepts and how they were developed, you can check out the page of Frequently Asked Questions on Neighborland.
Phase 2 Technical Report
For more in-depth technical information, you can take a look at the Draft Corrine Drive Study Phase 2 Report below, which describes in detail the Phase 2 process and offers more detailed drawings of each design concept and safety solution.
Updates & Corrections as of Feb. 2, 2018
We discovered an inaccurate reporting of the 3-Lane Concept travel time statistic in our Corrine Drive study materials and have made a correction. Our materials first stated that the rush hour travel time for the 3-Lane Concept and 3-Lane Concept Variation is 27.3 minutes in the morning. The morning rush hour travel time is being corrected to 29.8 minutes. The evening drive time is still 23.8 minutes, as originally reported.
We’re deeply sorry for this data input error. It does not reflect the high standards of transportation planning that we set for ourselves. We’re sharing this in our continuing effort to be open, honest, and transparent with this study.
Here’s what we’re doing to correct the issue:
• Travel time reports for all the design concepts (5-Lane, 3-Lane, Hybrid, and their variations) have been rechecked. No other errors were found.
• We have updated the technical report below to include this correction and a new appendix, which includes a memo on how the travel times were calculated, the engineering spreadsheet with the calculations, and copies of the output reports from the computer software that was used to run the travel times. This additional information, while highly technical, presents all the data behind the summary calculations that accompany the design concepts.
• We are reviewing our quality control processes to see what needs to be changed to ensure that this type of data input error does not occur again.
If this correction changes your opinions of any of the design concepts, please log in to our digital platform at Neighborland.com/CorrineDrive and update your opinions. You have until March 16 to change or add to your feedback.
Community outreach: pop-uP meetings
There will be opportunities to talk to MetroPlan Orlando staff and additional ways to see the concept designs.
We’ve set up five Corrine Pop-Up Meetings, so people can stop by and talk. We’ll be happy to chat about using the Neighborland online platform, answer questions, and even provide electronic tablets where people can log on to Neighborland. We won’t be making formal presentations at these Pop-Ups, because we want the comprehensive presentation on Neighborland to do most of the talking.
Corrine Pop-Up Meetings
* Monday, January 22 – Audubon Park Community Market, 5-9 p.m.
* Friday, February 2 – Baldwin Park First Friday Festival, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
* Saturday, February 24 – Leu Gardens, 1-3 p.m.
* Saturday, March 3 – East End Market / Audubon Park Garden District Eat Local Stroll, 2-5 p.m.
* Thursday, March 8 – Redlight Redlight, 5-8 p.m.
This handy flyer will help you keep track of where we’ll be. Share it with your friends and neighbors!
Some people may want to view the concepts without logging into Neighborland, and there are ways to do that as well.
The content on Neighborland.com/CorrineDrive can be viewed without logging in, but only those who create a log-in can comment there. The Corrine Drive Study Phase 2 Report also contains the design concepts, study data, and descriptions of the process for viewing.
If you have neighbors who don’t have internet access and would like to request a paper copy of the design concepts, call 407-481-5672, ext. 305.
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 through mid-2018 and will include technical work and data analysis, along with various opportunities for the public to be involved. The Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study is an independent analysis financed through MetroPlan Orlando’s internal planning funds, which combine federal, state and local money.
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.
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the first phase is finished
During the first phase of the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study, MetroPlan Orlando collected technical data and heard the community’s thoughts on Corrine Drive and desires for the corridor’s future. On July 27, about 150 people came to our public workshop at Leu Gardens to hear results from our technical analysis and community survey. We also presented a video that lays out goals for the study and the kinds of information we collected. You can watch the 6-minute video here.
Workshop materials and other information about the first phase of the study posted. Check out Phase 1 information here.
Phases of the study
The study has three phases — each with its own technical and public involvement focus. These are discussed in more depth in the Public Involvement Plan:
Phase 1 (Completed Summer of 2017)
We listened to the community’s desires and used this input to help shape the study’s approach. At the same time, we gathered technical data on how the street is used. Findings of our technical analysis and a summary of public comments were presented at a workshop at the end of this phase. The materials are now posted here.
Phase 2 (Currently Under Way)
Transportation planners will analyze possible solutions to determine vehicle travel times and look at pedestrian and cyclist safety and comfort issues, as well as Safe Routes to School strategies. The public will offer ideas and feedback on what they like best, primarily in an online forum that presents each idea with detailed information and graphics. Design options and information will also be shared in small meetings throughout the Corrine Drive area. The public feedback will be used to narrow the list of components for the proposed design. No concept has been pre-selected.
Phase 3 (Future)
MetroPlan Orlando will present a draft Corrine Drive Corridor Plan, which may be a refinement of one of the preliminary concepts or may combine elements of two or more of the concepts. There will be opportunities for the public to provide input, and the plan will 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:
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 Summer 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.
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.
This one-page fact sheet helps explain the study’s objectives:
Click on the links below to view meeting materials for past meetings.
For more information, contact:
Public Information Manager