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 of Orlando Transportation staff will work with Smart Growth America and the two other cities selected – South Bend, IN and Lexington Area MPO – to “implement solutions and placemaking measures for the purposes of enhancing pedestrian and bike safety.”
The workshop is a multi-day event that examines a specific corridor within a City and identifies solutions tailored to its environment to increase its safety for commuters and pedestrians.
Editor’s Note:They do this through a number of strategies, including some of our favorite words – “engineering, tactical urbanism, and creative placemaking.”
The City of Orlando will be using Curry Ford, between Bumby Avenue and Gaston Foster Road, as a testing ground for this program. The findings from the project will be used as a model for Smart Growth America (Website) to share with other cities looking to implement innovative solutions for their transportation woes.