Alternative Transportation

Residents riding bikes on a local bike trail.

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