The Official Ribbon Cutting and celebration of the new Colonial Drive Overpass pedestrian and bike walkway will take place Tuesday April 16, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. The overpass crosses Colonial in downtown Orlando right next to I-4.
This new $9,024,000 quarter-mile bridge will help provide a safe connection from the Downtown core to the north, providing critical links between the Orlando Urban Trail and Gertrude’s Walk, SunRail and LYNX Central Station.
There'd been a focus by the City on completing the trail located in the Central Business District due to the addition of the bike share program, increased residential density, burgeoning sports and entertainment complexes, and new and expanding bus and rail transit options.
The Orlando Bicycle Beltway is one of 10 neighborhood infrastructure improvements coming to Orlando. It's an 8.25 mile loop that will circle through the Central Business District all the way to Fashion Square/Colonial area and back once completed. It will ultimately connect Downtown to the region’s trail system. This beltway will utilize the existing Orlando Urban Trail, Cady Way Trail, and Lake Underhill Path.
The City's bicycle system currently consists of over forty (40) miles of urban bike trails within the City of Orlando, located in three major network areas: (1) southeast, (2) southwest, and (3) northeast.
The city is currently a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community, based on the League of American Bicyclists` 5 Es for a Bicycle Friendly Community.