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September 10, 2021

Possible Causes of Cyclist Crashes Are Focus of MetroPlan Orlando Research

Safety

Direction, intersections, and speed. Those factors stand out in data on motorist crashes with bicyclists in Central Florida. MetroPlan Orlando recently completed research on factors most likely to contribute to such crashes, using regional streets with different cycling conditions. Research results are contained in a new white paper on our website, Bicycling Facilities, Crash Types,…

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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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August 20, 2020

Future Fest will Explore Scenarios & What They Mean for Transportation in 2045

Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), Safety, Transportation & Technology

Travel has been curtailed these days, but that won’t stop MetroPlan Orlando from offering a virtual trip through time to consider what Central Florida may be like 25 years from now — and how to get ready. Community outreach for the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) continues with a national expert in future technology acting…

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October 2, 2019

Best Foot Forward Coalition Expands to Seminole County

Complete Streets, Safety, Transportation News

Launch Event Brings 17 Partners Together to Build Support for Pedestrian Safety Effort The Best Foot Forward coalition has brought its campaign to make Central Florida streets safer for pedestrians to Seminole County. To kick off the expansion, a ceremony was held in conjunction with International Walk to School Day that highlighted the importance of…

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April 26, 2019

Corrine Drive Report Posted in Advance of May 1 Meeting; Comment through May 31

Complete Streets, Safety, Transportation News

Corrine Drive Final Report and Recommended design

Since early 2017, the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study has focused on identifying a street design that better serves the community. Now, we think we have it. The study’s final report, which contains the recommended new design for the road, is posted here. We’ll share more plan materials, as well as a link to a…

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January 23, 2019

Region Focuses on Pedestrian Safety as 2019 Report Is Released

Complete Streets, Safety, Transportation News

Local elected officials and pedestrian safety advocates are constantly evaluating efforts to make Central Florida’s streets safer for people who walk. Regional efforts have been ongoing for more than a decade, with a concerted push since the 2012 formation of the Best Foot Forward (BFF) Coalition for Pedestrian Safety. This coalition includes local government officials,…

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January 8, 2019

Cameras to Measure Bike and Pedestrian Traffic in Two Corridors

Safety

MetroPlan Orlando placed two video cameras temporarily on Orange County roads during the first week of 2019. The cameras are set to measure bicycle and pedestrian traffic at spots on South Orange Avenue and Curry Ford Road. Data the cameras collect will help compare movements on high-crash corridors that have bike lanes to similar roads…

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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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