Last updated on May 03, 2023
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan Celebrate National Bike and Roll to School Day with New Pop-Up Biking and Walking Path to Encourage Safe Routes to School
Innovative Infrastructure Project Highlights Future of Corrine Drive Complete Street
To promote safety and highlight National Bike and Roll to School Day, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan will celebrate the city’s latest in infrastructure, a new protected pop-up biking and walking path. The path provides a unique temporary route to Audubon Park School along Corrine Drive from Harry P. Leu Gardens.
At the event, Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Sheehan, local students and parents will walk and ride through the newly installed protected lanes that separate them from vehicular traffic. The delineators along the path are made from recycled plastics that also have retroreflective features, making them highly visible during the day and night. This event is also made possible thanks to partners with Safe Routes APS, Orlando Bike Coalition and BikeWalk Central Florida.
These temporary enhancements highlight the long-term transformational vision for Corrine Drive to make it a complete street and a more inviting corridor for all modes of travelers. Future plans include wider sidewalks, raised intersections, speed reductions and more mid-block signalized crossings, which begins construction in 2026.
This pop-up path is also part of the City of Orlando’s Transportation Department’s new Quick-Build infrastructure program, which aims to implement high-impact safety projects quickly and are more cost effective than traditional capital improvement projects. Quick-Build projects, such as crosswalks, bike lanes and parklets, are all part of Orlando’s Vision Zero efforts to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries within the city by 2040.
For more information, see the City of Orlando’s event page visit orlando.gov/biketoschool.
For the National Bike and Roll to School Day map, click here.
Thursday, May 4, 2023
Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue
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