TRANSPORTATION PLANNING DIVISION
The City of Orlando approaches traffic movement with the objective of creating steady flow, not higher speeds. We want to ensure roadway design is appropriate not only for automobiles but also for alternative transportation modes.
We look for ways to minimize pavement width and curb radii so roads are less intimidating for pedestrians. All of the city’s new roadway designs include consideration for bicycle, pedestrian, and public transit use.
Multimodal Master Plan - The city is participating on an advisory basis with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on the reconstruction of Interstate 4 through the urban area. FDOT’s policy on urban interstate highways is to build no more than 10 lanes - 3 in each direction for general traffic and 2 in each direction for high occupancy vehicles. The city is working with the department on the general alignment of the master plan and on ramp configurations as they serve Downtown and other activity centers within the city.
Corridor Studies – Corridors are major arteries of travel. Studying the city’s various corridor systems allows us to better recognize areas needing improvement to provide better multi-modal access. Click here to view the various corridors that have been studied or that are currently being studied.
Traffic Calming – Traffic Calming involves the creation of attractive design features to narrow travel lanes and regulate intersection traffic resulting in slower traffic speeds. This device is frequently implemented in residential areas to ensure resident safety and community livability.
Transportation Planning supports the Transportation Engineering Bureau of the Public Works Department by recommending, through review of current conditions and proposed development plans, implementation of traffic calming devices in certain areas. For more information visit Traffic Engineering’s Traffic Studies & Neighborhood Traffic Management Web page.
Traffic Counts - The city frequently performs traffic counts to measure the number of vehicle approaches and level of volume for a given intersection. For more information about traffic counts performed at the city, county, and state level click here.