Link HERE and scroll the bar in the middle of the photos for "before and after" imagery of New York City pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure improvements. Very well done.
Streetfilms has posted a New York City "before and after" video:
Florida cities and counties can apply the same methods in appropriate locations.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
|Typical weekend morning--carrying bikes through a muddy, rocky gap in the Cross-Seminole Trail|
The extension of Orange County's Little Econ Greenway from Forsythe Road to the Cady Way Trail should not await funding of millions for a pedestrian bridge over Semoran Boulevard. Cyclists can use the existing traffic light in the interim. [UPDATE 1/22/2014--An Audubon Park Elementary School student is in critical condition after being struck in a crosswalk at or near this intersection in the last week. A Glenridge Middle School Student, also in a crosswalk, was killed at or near this intersection last Fall. It's time to accelerate construction of the pedestrian bridge before another tragedy strikes.] Completion of the Little Econ to Cady Way gap will provide a continuous bike trail and low traffic on-street route from downtown Orlando via the Orlando Urban Trail and Cady Way Trail to the University of Central Florida. MetroPlan should add this gap to the appropriate 5 year funding budget.
Completion of the Orlando Urban Trail to Church Street Station would be a welcome addition, but is awaiting funding for a multimillion dollar pedestrian bridge over Colonial Drive, which may take several years. UPDATE 3/7/14: The Bungalower has reported that FDOT included the construction money for the bridge for 2015/2016.
The cost of accomplishing all this would be miniscule compared to the overall $8.8 billion the State of Florida will spend if the legislature approves the Governor's 2014 funding request.
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