This is great! A rep from Walkable Communities assessed the walkability of downtown Orlando:
Crosswalks are too narrow, set too far back from the corner or absent altogether. Roads are too wide. Certain traffic tools such as turn lanes used to keep traffic moving at a high speed are smack in the middle of downtown, where traffic speed should be reduced. Bicycles are forced up on the sidewalk because there's no place for them on the street. Read moreDan Burden runs Walkble Communities:
"Burden has spent the last thirty years developing, promoting, and evaluating alternative transportation and sustainable communities at national, regional, state, and local levels, and he is the founder of Walkable Communities. Time magazine has identified Burden as one of the six most important civic innovators in the world, in recognition of his efforts to create better places to live, work, and play.
Burden has 25 years of experience in developing, promoting, and evaluating alternative transportation facilities, traffic calming practices, and sustainable community design. He specializes in transportation and land use planning, and the research and implementation of pedestrian, bicycle, traffic-calming, and street improvement projects."