Orlando Bicycle Plan Update

Last updated: 04/02/2019

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The city has over 350 miles of signed routes, bicycle lanes and trails and has achieved a bronze-level “Bicycle Friendly Community” designation by the League of American Bicyclists. But we still have work to do. 
 
Since the last Bicycle Plan update in 2008, there has been significant advancement in bicycle infrastructure design and bike sharing technologies, along with a strong increase in local ridership. In order to bring the city’s design standards and policies in line with modern practices, and better accommodate bicycle riders of all ages and abilities, the city needs to update the Bicycle Plan.
 
During the course of this project the city will be requesting and encouraging feedback through public meetings, neighborhood events and an online survey.
 
The 2019 Bicycle Plan update will focus on creating:
  • existing conditions inventory and analysis.
  • community outreach plan.
  • bicycle safety analysis.
  • separated bike lanes analysis.
  • level of stress analysis.
  • proposed bicycle network.
  • economic analysis.
  • implementation plan.

The Orlando Bicycle Plan was developed as the city’s response to Bicycle Magazine’s ranking of Orlando as the second “worst” city for bicycling in their 1990 annual ranking of major cities. The original plan was completed in 1994 and was followed by then-Mayor Glenda Hood’s challenge to build 100 miles of bicycle network by the year 2000.

The 2008 update plan focused mainly on building the city's trail network, improving bicycle facilities in the main street districts and creating bike parking areas.

Bicycling offers an inexpensive and efficient alternative to driving. Increasing the number of commuter trips by bicycle reduces the congestion on our overburdened transportation network, as well as the production of carbon monoxide and other ozone depleting emissions.

The City of Orlando realizes the importance of providing safe bicycle facilities for all users and prides itself on the progress it has made as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community, based on the League of American Bicyclists' “5 E’s for a Bicycle Friendly Community.”

Updates to the plan are expected to be adopted by the end of 2019. 

The $250,000 cost for the project will be funded by the city’s Bicycle Implementation Plan Fund.