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September 22, 2022

Survey Now Open: Share Your Opinions on Rock Springs Rd. & West Orange Trail Extension Recommendations

Complete Streets, Public Involvement, Public Meetings

Are you interested in transportation in Apopka? Here’s your final chance to share your opinions on recommendations for the future of the Rock Springs Road area and extensions to the West Orange Trail. Take the survey by October 20 at bit.ly/RSRWOTSurvey3 (please note: this URL is case sensitive). Recommendations Unveiled AT PUBLIC MEETING On September…

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September 20, 2022

UPDATE: Location Is Changed for the Sept. 22 In-Person Public Meeting in Apopka

Complete Streets, Public Involvement, Safety

PLEASE NOTE: The in-person meeting will be at Apopka City Hall. The presentation on recommended changes for Rock Springs Road and extensions to the West Orange Trail will be available in person or online, and participants can ask questions. A proposal to make changes to Rock Springs Road and Sandpiper Street in Apopka, and to…

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July 12, 2022

Region Moves Ahead to Protect Pedestrians

Complete Streets, Safety, Transportation News

Report Highlights Safety Issues For more than a decade, Central Florida government and transportation partners have worked relentlessly to improve pedestrian safety, using a variety of tools – from engineering and design to public education. Walking can be dangerous in the United States, and the problem persists in every region, according to Smart Growth America,…

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April 29, 2022

Taking Steps to Put Pedestrians and Safety First

Complete Streets, Safety

MetroPlan Orlando plans transportation in the Central Florida region, encompassing three counties, Orange, Osceola and Seminole. This includes projects that focuses on pedestrian safety for walkers and bicyclists who also share the road with drivers to get to their destination. The Pedestrian Safety Projects video is a 6-minute exploration into three projects that involve planning…

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February 23, 2022

New Health Strategic Plan Guides How Transportation Can Improve Community Health

Air Quality & Environment, Complete Streets, Health

MetroPlan Orlando’s new Health Strategic Plan marks a milestone in tying transportation and community health goals together. The plan explores how transportation planning impacts public health and what our organization can do to improve the health of our region. MetroPlan Orlando has ramped up its efforts to consider health in all transportation policies over the…

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January 28, 2022

Rock Springs Road & West Orange Trail Route Alternatives Survey Now Open

Complete Streets, Public Involvement, Public Meetings

The first virtual public meeting for the Rock Springs Road and West Orange Trail Extension Studies garnered a lot of feedback and questions from the public on January 27. A live presentation of the route alternatives for both studies was given and attendees were able to engage with the study team during a lively Q&A…

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November 19, 2021

Board to Consider 2045 Plan Amendment for Griffin Park Complete Streets Project

Complete Streets, MetroPlan Orlando Board, Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Public Involvement

A proposed amendment to the region’s 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, which would advance a Complete Streets project in the Griffin Park neighborhood, is open for public comments. The MetroPlan Orlando Board will take up the proposal at its December 8 meeting. The proposed revisions also will be presented to MetroPlan Orlando’s advisory committees in the…

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June 8, 2021

Offer Your Thoughts and Get Updates on Two Studies in Apopka

Complete Streets, Transportation News

Please take the survey by July 16 to make your voice heard. If you live, work, or play in the Apopka area, you can share your ideas on how to improve travel near Rock Springs Road and on portions of the West Orange Trail. Please take our survey today by clicking here. The survey closes…

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April 7, 2021

Survey Opens for 10th Street Study in St. Cloud

Complete Streets, Public Involvement

Do you walk, bike, take the bus, or drive down 10th Street in St. Cloud? The survey is now closed, but study updates will be given as information becomes available. The 10th Street Study seeks to enhance the travel and safety of residents and visitors on this important east-west connector in St. Cloud, from US…

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March 9, 2021

Plenty of Work Ahead in Region’s Push for Pedestrian Safety

Complete Streets, Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Safety

A 2020 Dip in Fatalities Follows Record Year of Deaths Central Florida experienced a drop in pedestrian crash fatalities in 2020, after a 22% spike in fatalities from 2018-2019. The 2020 dip (29%) is largely attributed to changing traffic patterns as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. As the region begins to emerge from the pandemic…

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