WeLoveCycling.com has named Orlando as the tenth worst city to cycle in, in the world. Citing an inadequate network of bicycle lanes and lack of crosswalks, Orlando is labeled as downright hostile towards two-wheeling commuters. Orlando placed just behind cities like...
The Community Redevelopment Agency is requesting they be allowed to spend $197,858 to purchase new decorations for the Central Business District. The decorations, 242 snowflakes measuring 42 inches in diameter, would replace the current decorations that are over twenty years...
Saturday, October 14 is a busy day in Downtown Orlando with multiple large-scale events and associated road closures. Commuters and event-goers are advised to travel with care and plan their routes in advance. Events happening on Saturday include: Come Out...
  UPDATE: STREET PARTY HAS BEEN MOVED TO CHURCH STREET DISTRICT.    PROMO: Both CityArts Factory and the Downtown Arts District are back for the 8th year of their Dia de los Muertos and Monster Factory exhibit. The event takes place from 6-11...
Work began in the early hours of Wednesday, October 11 to install a rainbow walkway by the Pulse Nightclub site. The walkway will connect across Esther Street between Pulse and Dunkin' Donuts. More information on the project is available HERE.
This past July we wrote about a petition to have the City install a rainbow crosswalk near Pulse site. The Mayor has since announced that the City of Orlando will in fact be installing one near the nightclub this week. The...
Construction on the new Denning Drive multi-use trail is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 9. We first wrote about the Denning Drive road diet HERE in 2015. The trail project will be divided into three phases, with the first...
Kimley-Horn has released their 24-page report on how to improve parking in Downtown Winter Park. The report was commissioned by the City of Winter Park to address residents' concern of a growing parking issue in the Park Avenue shopping corridor....
As announced back in early August, HERE, Hughey Avenue will close on October 2 for over a year to allow for I-4 Ultimate-related construction. The closure will affect the section of Hughey between Central Boulevard and South Street, on the...
Tolls for all Florida Department of Transportation roads and bridges and all regional toll facilities throughout Florida will be reinstated this Thursday, September 21 at 12:01 a.m. Tolls were suspended on Tuesday, September 5 to facilitate Hurricane Irma evacuees. Tolls will...
UPDATE: OUC has issued the following statement: "OUC currently estimates that we will have our entire service territory restored by 10 p.m., Friday, September 15. Please keep in mind that the last 2 to 3% of our customers will be the most...
Due to work associated with I-4 Ultimate the westbound lanes of I-4 between Colonial Drive and the 408 will be closed between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m., from Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25. During the closure,...
The City of Orlando has issued an advisory to downtown commuters that Hughey Avenue will be reduced to one travel lane throughout August and into mid-September due to work associated with the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project. Work is scheduled to...
According to the West Orlando News, there are over 250 registered sex offenders that live near the new multi-use path that was recently installed along Westmoreland Drive, calling it "Mayor Dyer's Sex Offender Sidewalk." Read their full story HERE. According...
"While there is an aesthetic element, this is a safety project that is meant to reduce vehicle and train collisions by adding a median. The median will limit some of the turning from side streets and driveways, which sometimes...
MetroPlan is neck deep in their Corrine Drive Complete Streets study and held their first public workshop at Leu Gardens on July 27. The above video was a promo for the workshop which has already taken place, which presented...
Cities are hotter than their suburban cousins, that's a fact. And the main culprit is pavement and asphalt. Bitumen, a petroleum-based product, is naturally black and is used in the creation of asphalt as a binder. The result is that...
The eastward expansion of the free Downtown bus circulator, LYMMO, is set to begin service on Friday, August 4. The new 2.1 mile stretch will serve nine stops that include the Courthouse, FAMU College of Law, Creative Village, the Amway...
We've been following the Corrine situation since 2015 when we wished for a "Calmer Corrine" in our I Wish This Was ... column. Since then, MetroPlan Orlando has launched a Complete Streets project that could reshape the contentious corridor into something...
A petition on Change.org is asking the City of Orlando to install a rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of South Orange Avenue and Kaley Street, in recognition of the Pulse shootings. Orange Avenue itself is a State Road and outside...
The City of Winter Park wrapped up their Vision Winter Park sessions in April of this year, and adopted the outcomes as updates to the Comprehensive Plan. Part of that process uncovered the need for an evaluation of the...
FDOT and the I-4 Ultimate work crews planted their first tree in late May. It also got 20 identical neighbors, signifying the beginning of the gradual landscaping efforts to come along the 21-mile interstate project. The $2.3 billion project has...
Saturday, June 24 is a big day for Downtown events and people headed that way should plan accordingly. The above map shows current road closures and parking suggestions for weekend commuters. Big-draw events happening on Saturday include: Paw Patrol Live: 10...
UPDATE: Click HERE to see the Historic Neighborhood Improvement Initiative Facebook page.  A petition is making the rounds in the Lake Lawsona Historic District, to request that their power lines be placed underground. Neighbors in the district are working with OUC...
With the construction of the new Parramore K-8 school nearing completion. The City of Orlando will be carrying out major renovations and improvements along the Westmoreland Drive corridor. The improvements will take place in the general area of the new...