Local Municipalities Implement Complete Streets

Complete street in Audubon Park.

Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF), Bike/Walk Central Florida (BWCF), Metroplan Orlando, and Smart Growth America (SGA) partnered during 2016 to help Winter Park, Maitland, and other municipalities in the Orlando metropolitan area implement policies and practices for Complete Streets.  The results will be shared in a final report to the MetroPlan Orlando Board of Directors on March 8, 2017.  SGA President Emiko Atherton will use this report to highlight the work by local transportation and health partners to remove the Orlando metropolitan area from the list of “Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians” in the SGA’s Dangerous By Design report.

The Complete Streets report will be released in partnership with MetroPlan Orlando and the local communities who have passed complete streets policies – Orange County, Osceola County, Longwood, Casselberry, Winter Park, Maitland, Orlando and Kissimmee.  An executive summary of the report is available now.

Government planners take a healthy break during a complete streets workshop.

Through a grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation, SGA scaled its current program with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to the regional, municipal, and county level and provided a series of workshops to staff from Winter Park, Maitland, Orlando, Kissimmee, Casselberry, Longwood, Orange County and Osceola County. These workshops provided education in best practices and assisted municipalities in identifying necessary changes to current policies and practices to support Complete Streets.