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Airport Gap Trail completed

On Wednesday, March 3, Mayor Dyer and his posse of munici-pals attended the opening of a new bike trail in the Milk District. The Airport Gap Trail Project now closes the easternmost gap in the almost complete Orlando Bicycle Beltway and features green trail crossings at the intersections, “aviation-themed” bike racks, and the first use of the city’s new trail stamp, which […]

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Cool Job Alert: Planner Senior – Transportation/Mobility

The City of Orlando is looking to fill some big shoes left behind by Ian Sikonia, Senior Planner and Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at City Hall. Sikonia, not to be confused with Sokovia, helped create a number of notable programs during his career with the city, including: Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Program Bicycle Beltway Project […]

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Pine Street protected bike lane project inching closer to construction

The City of Orlando approved a motion to officially start the design work on a proposed cycle path on Pine Street in downtown Orlando. We first told you about the project HERE in March 2020. The protected, 10-foot, two-way cycle path will be part of the 8.5-mile Orlando Bicylce Beltway project that will allow riders […]

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Pine Street is getting a protected bike lane

A new protected cycle path is in the works for downtown Orlando as part of the long-awaited Orlando Bicycle Beltway project. The 8.5-mile Beltway will take riders throughout downtown Orlando via a connecter between Gertrude’s Walk and the Orlando Urban Trail to a planned route along Lake Underhill and Anderson Street. The Downtown Connector Trail […]

Downtown Gap Study Meeting

The Orlando Bicycle Beltway Downtown Gap Study is wrapping up! Come check out the city’s plan for a new cycle track that will connect Gertrude’s Walk with the proposed Downtown Connector Trail through the heart of Downtown Orlando. This project will complete another link in the Orlando Bicycle Beltway, an 8.5-mile loop trail providing bicycle […]

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Orlando Urban Trail to finally cross the street into North Quarter

A request for a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval was submitted to the Appearance Review Board to allow for the long-awaited extension of the Orlando Urban Trail through the North Quarter District to the Colonial Pedestrian Bridge and into Downtown Orlando. The current trail ends abruptly at North Magnolia but with the proposed off-street extension […]

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Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend. Remember, you can always visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “EVENTS” on our main menu. The City of Orlando is working with Waze, a GPS software company, to table real-time traffic updates. Click HERE to get up-to-date road closure information before heading Downtown. If […]

Downtown Gap Study Pop Up Meeting

We are conducting a study to develop an alignment between the existing Gertrude’s Walk and the proposed Downtown Connector Trail. This project will complete another link in the Orlando Bicycle Beltway, an 8.5-mile loop trail providing bicycle connectivity through and around the Central Business District. Stop by the new Discover Downtown (formerly the Downtown Information […]

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Mayor Buddy Dyer’s State of the City speech breakdown

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer hosted his annual State of the City address in the Rich Devos Family Room at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, August 7. The theme for this year’s pep rally centered on Mayor Buddy’s 60th birthday, the same day as the speech, by sharing 60 reasons why […]

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City issues RQS for new Downtown Orlando Connector Trail

The City of Orlando has posted a Request for Qualification Statements in regards to aiding them in the construction of a Downtown Connector Trail. The City of Orlando and Mayor Buddy Dyer have espoused a renewed interest in creating a new off-street trail system, primarily focused on connecting Downtown with the surrounding neighborhoods. The Trail […]