The Florida Department of Transportation is getting ready to implement, with the City of Orlando, the final design for the Robinson Street Corridor in downtown Orlando.
City Council will vote to support a resolution on Monday, October 19 to finalize the plan to redesign the Robinson Street corridor between downtown Orlando and the Milk District.
A corridor study was completed in May 2017 that sourced public opinions and applied Complete Streets principles to try to improve the pedestrian safety and comfort while also accommodating the needs for increased safety of bicyclists and vehicles, guided by FDOT, City of Orlando, MetroPlan Orlando, and LYNX.
The conceptual design process resulted in a plan that converts the current four-lane road to a three-lane corridor with section and spot medians and conversion of the southernmost travel lane into a two-way cycle track and shared-use path between Garland and Hyer avenues, with the addition of permanent on-street parking spaces.
Other plans call for the addition of bicycle signals at Garland Avenue, Orange Avenue, Magnolia Avenue, and Rosalind Avenue, and the restriction of right turns on red lights at Orange Avenue.
A public timeline for the project has not been released at this time but will likely be timed to take place with the regular resurfacing work of the street in the next few years.
This project will also tie in with the recently announced Master Plan initiative for Lake Eola Park.