How Thoughtful Street Design Is Helping Communities and the Economy by @Kaid_in_DC

"Edgewater Drive acts as the main street for College Park, a neighborhood four miles north of downtown Orlando, FL. When the street was scheduled to be resurfaced in 2001, the community saw an opportunity -to reinvent Edgewater Drive into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly commercial district with cafés and shops.' "The City of Orlando proposed a 4-to-3 lane conversion for 1.6 miles between Par Street and Lakeview Street, adding bicycle lanes, a center turn lane, and wider on-street parking. With resident input, the City of Orlando devised an extensive series of performance measures to monitor the project's progress. These measures included travel times, traffic volumes for all modes, and safety-related crash and injury rates, and speeding data."

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1059776

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