MetroPlan Orlando plans, supports, and advances the region’s network of Complete Streets.
When we talk about Complete Streets, we mean streets that are planned, designed, constructed, operated, and maintained to safely and comfortably accommodate people of all ages and abilities. That includes pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, motorists, and freight and service operators.
the benefits of having Complete Streets
Metroplan orlando’s complete streets efforts
We are establishing a regional Complete Streets policy to guide planning and design of Central Florida’s transportation network. Our goal is to create livable communities that provide safe, convenient transportation such as walking, bicycling and public transit, in addition to driving.
The Complete Streets Policy Report makes the case for Complete Streets and explains how this approach can benefit Central Florida.
A draft Complete Streets policy for Central Florida, included as Appendix C of the final report, sets out guidelines to ensure our region takes advantage of opportunities to plan and build roads for all users. This draft policy is awaiting approval from the MetroPlan Orlando Board.
Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study
A study looking at Corrine Drive, from US 17/92 to Bennett Road, will use MetroPlan Orlando’s draft policy to showcase how Complete Streets techniques 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 a unique opportunity for MetroPlan Orlando to lead an independent evaluation and creation of a vision.
To find out more about the Corrine Drive Complete Streets study at CorrineDriveStudy.org.
As part of the policy development process, MetroPlan Orlando conducted a series of regional case studies to highlight strategies for incorporating Complete Streets design principles into local projects. Each case study corridor was selected to show specific teachable elements of Complete Streets design and implementation. See the reports below for more information. The corridors are:
- Columbia Avenue (Kissimmee) – Enhanced bicycle and pedestrian accommodations to support future transit investment
- Howell Branch Road (Seminole County) – Improve bicycle and pedestrian comfort and safety on large suburban arterial
- Orange Center Boulevard (Orlando) – Lane reduction and enhanced bicycle accommodations to support community redevelopment
Working with our partners across the region
We want to help local partners select and implement the Complete Streets approach, and several of our local government partners are advancing their efforts as well. Among projects in the works around Central Florida:
- Denning Drive
- Central Avenue