Green Works Orlando Green Updates
Bicycle Friendly Community Award
The City of Orlando remains committed to upholding this designation, while striving to be more innovative. We have increased coverage for arterial bike lanes (one direction) to 48 percent or 48.2 miles for 100 miles of arterial roadway. In 2007 and 2008 the City passed out 200 sets of lights at various events, 150 locks and over 200 helmets. We worked closely with several local bike-friendly businesses to arrange bike parking. The City continues to partner with local organizations to maximize community outreach and education.
First Hybrid Vehicles Launched in City
Beyond a positive environmental impact, the new vehicles will also save the City money. The fuel cost for the new hybrids is about half compared to the vehicles they are replacing. Additionally, the hybrid vehicles retain more of their value. This means that the City will be able to make more money at auction when they sell the hybrids in the future. More hybrids will be put into service beginning in early 2009.
Florida’s First LEED Certified Fire Station
The City of
Orlando is excited to announce that Fire Station
15 officially became the first LEED certified
fire station in the state of Florida. This
prestigious designation was awarded to the City
by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).