MetroPlan Orlando, the metropolitan planning organization for Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, has kicked-off a year-long study that will look at trying to reshape the Corrine Drive corridor from U.S. 17/92 to Bennett Road, in Audubon Park as part of a new Complete Street initiative. For more information on Complete Streets, click HERE.
Bungalower learned at the kick-off meeting, hosted by MetroPlan on Monday, February 6, that this will be case study for a string of Complete Street projects to follow.
The study is being led by MetroPlan Orlando, in coordination with Orange County, City of Orlando, and City of Winter Park. Corrine Drive is owned by Orange County but maintained by the City, and that wiggle room of responsibility has allowed the condition of the well-trafficked east-west corridor to diminish greatly in recent years. More on that HERE.
We were informed that the Corrine Drive Study would take the recent Virginia Drive Study findings into account while moving forward.
According to the current Public Involvement Plan created by MetroPlan, Orlando residents will be able to be involved in all three stages of the study as it moves forward including initial data collection this spring, evaluating the solutions presented in the fall, and then planning and implementing the chosen plan in the spring of 2018. To see the current working draft of the Plan, click HERE.
MetroPlan will be reaching out to community groups and residents throughout the year in order to paint a better picture of what the corridor should look like in the years to come.
The data collection process will begin when Bumby Avenue has been reopened to traffic, which is expected in April. More on that project, HERE, and more on the new off-street bike lane HERE. Once Bumby has reopened they will install traffic counting devices like tube counts and Bluetooth sensors.
Written comments on the Corrine Drive Complete Street Study may be submitted by email to CLambert@MetroPlanOrlando.org.