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Colonial Pedestrian Overpass and OUT Extension [Under Construction]

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2 hours ago, codypet said:

Are they adding a light at Weber on Magnolia?  The stop bar implies that they are.  Also Interesting about the the Marks St diagonal crossing.

From https://www.orlando.gov/Our-Government/Departments-Offices/Transportation/Orlando-Bicycle-Beltway/Orlando-Urban-Trail-Gap:

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The project will be located on the west side of Orange Avenue and north side of Weber Street, and will include the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Weber Street and Magnolia Avenue.

 

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Yes, they are adding a light at Weber and Magnolia. (this is highly needed because it is coming over a hill there and difficult for pedestrians/cyclists to cross. 

As for the Orange section, I will be interested to see the final plans for it. There already exists an "On-Street" bike lane and parallel parking. I would hope they do some sort of protected bike lane and separate sidewalk combo utilizing the space they have there with the existing bike lane and parking. We will have to see though. Typically, cyclist just use the existing bike lane there along the west side of Orange. The parking spaces are always full, but they may plan to take them out anyway to emphasize more pedestrian area and less car dependent planning. They already have multiple garages for residents that live in North Quarter apartments and the garage at Park Lake. 

I am hoping to see better renderings soon for this and the other "Gertrude's walk" planned sections so we can tell what the whole thing is going to look like by the end of 2020. (Also thought it was weird that they are making one of the remaining sections jog back over to west of Ace Cafe instead of continuing along the RR tracks. This doesn't seem to make much sense to keep going back and forth over the tracks multiple times and jogging back east and west, but then, it would somewhat connect to the planned Under-I park at Washington, so maybe that's why they planned it that way. 

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I am hoping to see better renderings soon for this and the other "Gertrude's walk" planned sections so we can tell what the whole thing is going to look like by the end of 2020. (Also thought it was weird that they are making one of the remaining sections jog back over to west of Ace Cafe instead of continuing along the RR tracks. This doesn't seem to make much sense to keep going back and forth over the tracks multiple times and jogging back east and west, but then, it would somewhat connect to the planned Under-I park at Washington, so maybe that's why they planned it that way. 

I think the issue immediately east of Ace Cafe between Livingston and Robinson is that there’s literally just no room between it and the BOA Center parking garage, right?

I cross at that “intersection” on foot frequently and it appears to be all RR right of way.

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Yea other than going down State Ln, you're limited on options.  State Ln itself only goes down 1 block and even then you'd have a mid-block crossing on Livingston east of the tracks where you're looking for busses in either direction, then you have to watch out again for cars on the public part of Livingston.

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Sadly, it appears to be the best option to leave the tracks for that bit.  I think this will have to be fixed by a future mayor.

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7 minutes ago, WAJAS98 said:

Sadly, it appears to be the best option to leave the tracks for that bit.  I think this will have to be fixed by a future mayor.

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