Transportation and Mobility

Local residents enjoy cycling along scenic bike trails, promoting active lifestyles and community engagement.

Why this is important 

The transportation choices we make have a profound impact on the health, safety and viability of a community. When private automobiles are the only option, lower income residents or those who cannot drive (such as children or the elderly) are put at a disadvantage, making traveling to work, buying groceries or going to the doctor difficult. To tackle this, the City of Orlando is finding ways to make it easier for residents to walk, bike, carpool, ride transit and use alternative fuel vehicles. 

What we want to accomplish 

The city is currently pursuing a series of improvements to enable residents to reduce reliance on private automobiles and invest in infrastructure to encourage more sustainable choices like bike racks, sidewalks and electric vehicle charging stations, that are guided by the following goals and targets:

Metrics 2010 (baseline)  2018 (targets)  2040 (goals) 
Percent of daily trips made by carpool, transit, bicycle or walking 20% of all trips  30% of all trips 

>50% of all trips

Increase the use of electric vehicles/alternative fuel vehicles throughout the city

Attain a "good" rating on the Air Quality Index (AQI) 365 days/year

Miles of "Complete Streets" across the city 18.8 miles  20% increase
(23 miles) 

Double the miles of "complete streets"

38 miles

Eliminate pedestrian and bike fatalities    50% reduction  100% reduction 


Electric Fleet Vehicles

The City of Orlando has integrated a variety of alternative fuel and electric vehicles into its fleet, working toward a goal of 100% by 2030. As of 2022, 92% of the city fleet is alternatively fueled, and as more makes and models of electric vehicle options become available across different classes, the city is evaluating and piloting which are best suited to support critical city services. Current EVs in the fleet include Chevy Bolts and Volts, Nissan Leafs, Ford Cargo Vans and a F150 Lighting. Departments across the city are embracing the future. These clean vehicles are saving taxpayer dollars spent on operations and maintenance and reducing the emissions released in the process.

Fleet of Orlando solid waste trucks with the following motto on the sides: Cleaner Air. Greener Orlando. Powered by Clean Natural Gas

CNG and Hydraulic Hybrid Garbage Trucks and Recycling Trucks

Today, over 90% of the City of Orlando’s refuse and recycling collection trucks have been replaced by compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. These CNG trucks are significantly quieter on our city streets and reduce CO2 emissions by up to 12.5 thousand metric tons – the equivalent to taking 325 cars off the road - each year. And they further reduce the city’s use of more expensive diesel fuels.