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October 5, 2017

Central Florida Gets $11.9 Million to Test Smart Cities Transportation Technology

Safety, Transportation News, Transportation Systems Management & Operations

Central Florida will advance several intelligent transportation system technologies aimed at enhancing pedestrian safety and easing congestion, thanks to a nearly $12 million federal grant. The Federal Highway Administration just awarded $11.9 million to a team of experts from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the University of Central Florida (UCF), and MetroPlan Orlando to…

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January 10, 2017

Central Florida’s Pedestrian Safety Efforts Show Results — and Leave Much to Do

Safety

Pedestrian safety has been a priority among transportation partners in Central Florida for several years, and these efforts have started moving results in the right direction. While there is much more work to be done, the region remains dedicated to improving conditions for walking. The latest edition of a report that ranks pedestrian safety in…

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August 18, 2015

Volunteers Needed to Count Cyclists and Pedestrians in Central Florida

Safety, Transportation News

Because of rainy weather, the 2015 counts have been postponed until October. The events will be held on Oct. 15 and Oct. 17. MetroPlan Orlando is preparing for another round of pedestrian and bicyclist counts, and we need volunteers at key locations around the region. These counts will measure effects of infrastructure improvements (such as…

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August 15, 2014

We Need Your Help to Make Accurate Area Bicycle & Pedestrian Count

Safety

MetroPlan Orlando needs volunteers to help count pedestrians and bicyclists at key locations around the metro area. These counts will measure effects of infrastructure improvements (such as SunRail, crosswalks and bikeways) and land use changes on pedestrians and cyclists. We will be counting in 2-hour blocks on two days in September at several locations, including…

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May 20, 2014

Safety of Pedestrians Continues to be Critical Concern for Central Florida

Safety

A new report citing dangerous conditions for pedestrians in Central Florida underscores the importance of pedestrian safety efforts across the region. Dangerous by Design ranks metropolitan areas with populations of more than 1 million people by a Pedestrian Danger Index and by the share of total traffic fatalities who are pedestrians. The report is published…

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October 29, 2012

Operation Best Foot Forward Begins Round 2 of Enforcement Measures

Safety, Transportation News

(Press release from Best Foot Forward) OPERATION BEST FOOT FORWARD Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office ramp up for second wave of high-visibility enforcement for failing to yield for pedestrians in crosswalks. What: Orlando Police Department (OPD) and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) will be setting up wave two of their high-visibility…

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August 9, 2012

Operation Best Foot Forward Announces Enforcement

Safety, Transportation News

(Press release from Best Foot Forward) Law enforcement to start ticketing drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks It’s back to school time. Central Florida law enforcement, spearheaded by the Orlando Police Department (OPD) and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), will be cracking down on drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians…

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September 14, 2011

Initiative Launched to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Safety, Transportation News

Bike/Walk Central Florida, MetroPlan Orlando, and the Winter Park Health Foundation are launching an 18-month education and enforcement program to help make Metro Orlando safer for pedestrians. Funding for the effort will be provided by MetroPlan Orlando and the Winter Park Health Foundation. In 2010, there were 59 pedestrians killed in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties….

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