Best Foot Forward
Keeping our residents and visitors safe is a top priority for my
This includes the safety as you are walking our City streets. Over the
years the City has taken a number of steps to improve the streets,
sidewalks and walking conditions.
In 2009, the City conducted a sidewalk inventory and conditions
This information became the basis for the completion of Orlando’s
sidewalk network which prioritized the construction sidewalk gaps based
on proximity to schools, parks, bus routes and SunRail Stations.
The City is in the midst of implementing our Orlando Walks Program which
is using $4 million in federal funds dedicated to completing our sidewalk
In addition, the City has replaced nearly all of its pedestrian signals
with LED countdown signals to improve reliability and provide a
consistent message to pedestrians.
The City has also placed Audible Pedestrian Signals at several locations
throughout Downtown and is looking to expand the program to hospital and
In less than two years, SunRail will be moving thousands of Central
Floridians every day.
Every SunRail rider, just like the nearly 35 million LYNX bus riders
will also be pedestrians.
Being a multi-modal City, gives us all more freedom to move around to
get where we want to go, when we want to get there and without worry.
We want to be the City where you can Live, Work and Play, and get there
by train, bus, bike or by foot.
Today, we are taking another step forward in our efforts to improve
pedestrian safety across our region.
By putting our Best Foot Forward and continuing our commitment to
enhanced crosswalks, enforcement of pedestrian laws and community
education will move us in the right direction.
We will achieve greater pedestrian safety by working together --
engineering, education and ultimately through enforcement.
iyield4peds.org for more
Press Release (pdf)