The League of American Bicyclists (Website) recognized Winter Park as a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community.  The City of Winter Park applied for the designation, which is presented only to communities with strong commitments to bicycling. The BFC program is meant as...
The Milk District, one of Orlando's newest Main Street Districts, will soon be hanging banners to mark their territory, because Main Street. The City has allowed nine other Main Streets to hang street pole banners in an effort to brand...
Rideshare company Zipcar has released a map based on a survey of over 10,000 Americans on ho they pass the time while stuck in holiday traffic. Each state had a minimum sample size of 200 respondents that were not...
UPDATE: Central Avenue should reopen by 9 a.m. Tuesday, December 5 We often get photographs from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town so we feature them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in...
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is hosting a webinar to share how their new "context classification" process will affect their approach to making decisions that govern local roadways. The new system allows planners and engineers to design around characteristics...
Orlando was chosen to participate in Smart Growth America's Safe Streets Academy; a crash course in how to make streets safe for everyone, regardless of how they're moving from A to B. According to the program's Memorandum of Understanding, City...
A professor at Carnegie Mellon has invented a new smart traffic system called Surtrac (Website) that changes traffic lights based on real-time traffic. In short, Surtrac combines AI with basic traffic theory to allow for less time waiting at stop...
The Thornton Park Main Street District hired local plant experts, Seed 2 Source (Website) to redo their tree wells in the neighborhood. Which they've recently done, using drought tolerant species like in the photo below. While there, the crew also...
From the documentary Race:The Power of Illusion The practice of redlining refers to the practice of controlling where people of color could actually live, by selectively raising prices based on race or ethnic composition. This tactic of racial segregation was practiced...
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...