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Colonial Pedestrian Overpass and OUT Extension [Under Construction]

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1 hour ago, dcluley98 said:

OK, I may have gotten bored when I heard the freight train horn coming close on a rainy night

El conductor was quite excessive on the horn this morn, no doubt 'bout that.

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1 hour ago, codypet said:

Here was my view from the bridge.  It's a great alternative to Orange.

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Squeeee! This looks so cool!

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I took a Lime bike home from downtown over this bridge after the USA Soccer game last week and it was pretty awesome.  Half the price of an Uber, a lot more fun, and definitively more practical with this bridge/trail segment.  Really hope they can extend it south a couple blocks to complete the off-street connection

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Guess I'll have to dust off the ol' Motobécane, pump up the tires and pedal on over that thing one of these days. 

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1 minute ago, JFW657 said:

Guess I'll have to dust off the ol' Motobécane, pump up the tires and pedal on over that thing one of these days. 

JFW is such a hipster!

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Did anyone else go?  Got a free helmet from Lime bikes as well as t-shirt and branded bike bell from the City.

Doubletree was on site with their signature cookies - warmer than normal because Florida 

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18 minutes ago, Jernigan said:

Did anyone else go?  Got a free helmet from Lime bikes as well as t-shirt and branded bike bell from the City.

Doubletree was on site with their signature cookies - warmer than normal because Florida 

JFW is gonna be SO jealous!

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39 minutes ago, Jernigan said:

Did anyone else go?  Got a free helmet from Lime bikes as well as t-shirt and branded bike bell from the City.

Doubletree was on site with their signature cookies - warmer than normal because Florida 

Those old school looking Lime helmets?  I'm jealous!

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Me too! Couldn't go either with the timing!  

Great publicity though!  I hope they use the momentum from this bridge to continue building out OUT connectivity for a true "spine" trail that others can connect from. 

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I was at the Curry Ford Road meeting and Patty stated that she was able to walk from her home (which is roughly were Octopus car wash is) to the bridge without having to step off the trail, and that she was excited that one day she could walk to work without stepping foot off the trail.  I wonder how she pulled that off considering there's a big gap between Magnolia and Orange.  Every person I've talked to from the City doesn't seem to acknowledge that gap exists, and focus only on the gap between Livingston and Jefferson.

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Yes.  She's absolutely mistaken unless she's making her own trail on the sidewalks of downtown.

According to the ARB documents, the bridge segment runs from Orange & Concord on the South to Orange on the North side of Steelhouse

http://www.cityoforlando.net/city-planning/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2016/12/ARB2016-00070report.pdf

Is that how it was built? If so, then she's missing roughly 2,000 feet of path.  Besides the Livingston to Jefferson piece, if it stopped at Concord that still leaves a block from Concord to Amelia.

 

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There is no gap between Concord and Amelia. It's built all the way down to the Lynx Central Station at Amelia. There is a gap to the OUT at Magnolia known as the Dinky Line Gap (needs a crossing over Magnolia) in between where the Dinky Line portion of OUT begins (south of Powerhouse east of Magnolia) and the northern terminus of the new Pedestrian Bridge section on the north side of Steelhouse. Typically, people use Weber St. to connect back to Orange. There is a bike lane that runs down Orange, and large sidewalks along Orange for walkers.  There is already planning and funding ($814k) underway to finish the Dinky Line Gap segment (https://bungalower.com/2018/01/20/fdot-help-city-extend-orlando-urban-trail-network/) but it isn't complete yet. There is also a plan for an overall "Bicycle Beltway" that connects all of the trails in a circulator that other routes and street bike lanes will branch off of.

OUT at Concord, showing the trail continuing south to Amelia. 

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End of new segment at Lynx Central, with OUT continuing south on the East side of the tracks.20190318_174349.thumb.jpg.ab6f07fc6c7ef9b1a7a0ae087180d26b.jpg

 

Planned "Bicycle Beltway" map: 

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If you click through the links, you can see plans for most of the connectors left. Gertrude's walk and the OUT Dinky Line Gap are set to be complete by "Winter 2020" so construction should be starting on those soon. Here is the current design for the OUT Dinky Line Connector: 
 

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2 hours ago, dcluley98 said:

If you click through the links, you can see plans for most of the connectors left. Gertrude's walk and the OUT Dinky Line Gap are set to be complete by "Winter 2020" so construction should be starting on those soon. Here is the current design for the OUT Dinky Line Connector: 
 

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Looks good. My only problem is that on Orange the path should be separated into protected bike lanes and a sidewalk.  Just that path may become too busy for bicycles to easily use to get into and out of downtown.

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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.

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