An ARB Major Certificate of Appearance Approval was requested for the extension of the Orlando Urban Trail through the North Quarter was heard at the most recent meeting of the City of Orlando Appearance Review Board.
The bikeways addressing this gap are funded and scheduled for construction in 2019.
Once completed the Orlando Urban Trail will provide an off-street, dedicated bicycle facility from Loch Haven Park south to the Colonial Pedestrian Bridge. The completion of the Orlando Urban Trail Gap is an important part of both the Orlando Bicycle Beltway as well as for general transportation improvements as outlined in the North Quarter Transportation Study.
The proposed trail extension would begin at the southern terminus of the Orlando Urban Trail (Weber St. and N Magnolia Ave.) crossing N Magnolia Ave. at Weber St., to run along Weber St. then south along N Orange Ave. until it connects to the northern end of the Colonial Pedestrian/Bicycle overpass.
Many street trees and on-street parking spaces, particularly along the west side of N Orange Ave. will be removed as part of the construction of the proposed trail extension; however many of those trees will be replaced as part of the scope of work.