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February 1, 2023

Region Receives $3.79 Million to Improve Transportation Safety

Complete Streets, Safety

    MetroPlan Orlando, along with its government partners, has been awarded a $3.79 million federal grant, under the 2022 Safe Streets and Roads for All Action Plan program. The money will be used to develop Vision Zero Safety Action Plans throughout Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties – working toward the ultimate goal of zero…

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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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September 23, 2021

Video Shows Why You Should Take the Pledge for Rail Safety

Safety, Transit

SunRail Lets the Public See What Train Engineers See, and It’s Really Scary To remind Central Floridians not to stop or walk on train tracks, SunRail has launched a new “Never Will I Ever” campaign. This video — released as part of Rail Safety Week 2021, Sept. 20-26 — shows how reckless some travelers are…

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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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