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.
PUBLIC WORKSHOP completes phase 1
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 shared information about existing conditions on Corrine and broke down the 1,705 responses from our opinion survey. Participants asked us questions, shared their insights and told us what is on their Corrine Wish Lists for transportation improvements along the corridor.
During the workshop, we presented a video to guide participants through a series of information stations. The video also lays out goals for the study and explains the kind of information we have collected and the kind of input we’re seeking from the community. You can watch the 6-minute video here.
We now have our workshop materials and other information about the first phase of the study posted. Check out Phase 1 information here.
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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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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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Public Information Manager