Bicycling offers an inexpensive and efficient alternative to the automobile. Increased bicycle commuting reduces congestion on our overburdened transportation network, while reducing production of carbon monoxide and other ozone depleting emissions. The City of Orlando realizes the importance of providing safe facilities for bicycle travel and prides itself on the progress it has made as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community, based on the League of American Bicyclists‘ “5 E’s for a Bicycle Friendly America”:
- Engineering: Creating safe and convenient places to ride and park
- Education: Giving people of all ages and abilities the skills and confidence to ride
- Enforcement: Creating a strong bike culture that welcomes and celebrates bicycling
- Encouragement: Ensuring safe roads for all users
- Evaluation & Planning: Planning for bicycling as a safe and viable transportation option
Plans & Studies
Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program
The City installed two bicycle/pedestrian counters in June 2015 that rotate every 30 days around various locations within the City of Orlando, including Lake Eola, the Orlando trail network, Downtown Orlando and Parramore.
Getting baseline data for bicycles and pedestrians allows the City to better understand the patterns of usage on various types of transportation infrastructure. The data gathered by the program will be used to understand existing transportation corridors, trails, and parks and to provide a more comprehensive look at the City’s transportation model.
For questions, please contact Ian Sikonia at 407.246.3325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.