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BTW, this has a name, it is called "Downtown Connector Trail"

The new Downtown Connector Trail would be the southern segment, proposed to go from Lake Underhill Path to the CBD, connecting the Lake Como, Lake Davis and Lake Cherokee neighborhoods with an alternative transportation option to the heart of downtown.

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Assuming by Greenway Gap, you mean the connector from Cady Way to Little Econ, I'd argue this is the most important trail in all of Orange County that needs done.

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I'm still trying to figure out the best way to ride from Downtown to pick up FL 415 at FL 46 en route to NSB. Once upon a time, there was a shoulder on 17-92 through Seminole County. It was removed some years ago to add an extra traffic lane and the motorists don't much like cyclists daring to use their highway. I've tried some other options like Lake Mary Blvd. but none are ideal 

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2 hours ago, AndyPok1 said:

Assuming by Greenway Gap, you mean the connector from Cady Way to Little Econ, I'd argue this is the most important trail in all of Orange County that needs done.

Correct. The one along the canal by Wal Mart we mentioned in the pedestrian bridge thread that they did a feasibility study on forever ago and then didn't do anything.  That is one of the most critical connectors of the system IMO too, along with Pine Hills trail that need priority!

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Pine Hills connects to East-West connector, connects to Gertrudes and OUT connects to Cadyway Connects to Greenway and Cross Seminole, connects to  Seminole Wekiva connects to West Orange Trail . . . 

Fill these gaps and we will ride, Hahahaha!
 

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I'm surprisingly fine with the lack of the protected bike lanes in that one part.  Their reasoning that the multiple driveways would end up impeding it is warranted, and they simply redirect bicyclists onto Livingston's lanes by a multiuse path.  I'd prefer that bicyclists had their own signal at the end of the protected bike lanes that allow them to make a left onto the multiuse path without using the crosswalk (or proceed straight onto the driving lane with sharrows), but it's a minor problem.

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I know I'm the only one, but still think this is a solution in search of a problem.  There are east west bike lanes a block north.

Also, alternative 2B leaving street parking in the Milk District please.  There's a lack as there is IMO.

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9 hours ago, AndyPok1 said:

I know I'm the only one, but still think this is a solution in search of a problem.  There are east west bike lanes a block north.

Also, alternative 2B leaving street parking in the Milk District please.  There's a lack as there is IMO.

Agreed.  Livingston is a great bike throughway.  I'm saying that as someone who uses it regularly to go to work.  Its access N-S that's the issue.

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As long as the interest in cycling far exceeds the mode share, more infrastructure is needed.  Bike lanes and share the road signs are enough if you’re goal is the 1-2% using bikes as transportation.   

Bikes aside though, Robinson needs the diet.  The speeds are crazy for a road that, curb-to-curb, is no wider than Central right across the lake.    A cycle track makes sense to me but I’m sure there are other things you could do with the excess space once the lanes are narrowed.

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Lots of twisted ankles at Food & Wine with those curbs added on Robinson. Should just be an elevated bike lane with a widened redone sidewalk at the same grade IMO.

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On 2/8/2018 at 9:08 AM, sunshine said:

Dont drive there and just bike there...then you wont have parking issue.

Give me my NS path so I can get there.  Biking on Orange or Delaney or Summerlin sucks

And moreover, to the point I've made many times before.  While I'm happy to attempt to be as car-less as possible, many others aren't.  Simply shunning them is not a good alternative.

If there's no parking, suddenly my friends will be going to other places besides Tasty Tuesdays... or playing pool elsewhere besides Sportstown... or getting beers somewhere that isn't Barley and Vine, etc etc

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Does anyone know a site that has maps or pictures of how the trails in the packing district will connect to other, established trails?

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That's the one by the recycling center, right?  I always hated that path if it's the same one. Was so stupid to have such great trails with that one section missing. I never understood why they couldn't just put muti-use trail into the preserve north of that, but probably some environmental regulation prevented it.

Now let's get on the "Greenway Gap" guys!!!

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From Orlando Bike Coalition's facebook page. 

MAR6

Orange County Board of Commissioners Meeting

Public
 · Hosted by Orlando Bike Coalition
 

Join us Tuesday morning at the Orange County Board of Commissioners (201 S. Rosalind Avenue) as residents speak up for protected and separated bicycling infrastructure.

Wear your bike-related gear, be polite, and help us show the Mayor and Commissioners the great support out there for dedicated cycling infrastructure throughout the County. You can sign up to speak, or simply gift your time to other speakers.

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Next week, the Denning road diet/trail is opening from Fairbanks to Morse.  Morse to Canton and Canton to Webster remain.

what a transformative project.

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Florida's Coast to Coast trail has amazing miles newly opened in Brevard, Volusia

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-brevard-trail-terrific-20180821-story.html#nt=oft12aH-2gp2

"Volusia has been busy building its share of the Florida East Central Regional Rail Trail and has 3 miles left to pave.

Once done, projected for early 2020, a new universe of ride routes will be available.

For example, cyclists near a SunRail station will be able to put their bikes on a train, get out at the DeBary Station and pedal to Titusville for a couple of pints."

 

That would be cool!

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42 minutes ago, dcluley98 said:

Florida's Coast to Coast trail has amazing miles newly opened in Brevard, Volusia

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-brevard-trail-terrific-20180821-story.html#nt=oft12aH-2gp2

"Volusia has been busy building its share of the Florida East Central Regional Rail Trail and has 3 miles left to pave.

Once done, projected for early 2020, a new universe of ride routes will be available.

For example, cyclists near a SunRail station will be able to put their bikes on a train, get out at the DeBary Station and pedal to Titusville for a couple of pints."

 

That would be cool!

I am so looking forward to this.

Once upon a time, I used to ride my bike to NSB every month or so. Along the way, FDOT decided to add an extra lane to 17-92 from Casselberry to Sanford and the shoulder I rode on disappeared. All of a sudden, my bike and I were persona non grata. There weren't any straightforward alternatives, unfortunately (east of there is an adventure.)

Anything that might connect up with the Seminole trails and CtC would be a godsend.

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Spenser, if you want to get REALLY excited. . . here is a link to the full plan of the SUNTrail system with updated GIS map of current, planned, and funded routes:

http://fdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=0acc2915532d4cd48aec5ad16265f68f

Here is the link to the SUNTrail website with PDF maps of different segments: http://www.fdot.gov/planning/systems/SUNTrail/maps.shtm

General information can be found at: http://www.fdot.gov/planning/systems/SUNTrail.shtm

and the details of project funding and timelines can be found under Projects/Programs, with the full presentation of first phase here: http://www.fdot.gov/planning/systems/SUNTrail/SUNTrailAdoptedWorkProgram.pdf

 

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1 minute ago, dcluley98 said:

Spenser, if you want to get REALLY excited. . . here is a link to the full plan of the SUNTrail system with updated GIS map of current, planned, and funded routes:

http://fdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=0acc2915532d4cd48aec5ad16265f68f

Here is the link to the SUNTrail website with PDF maps of different segments: http://www.fdot.gov/planning/systems/SUNTrail/maps.shtm

General information can be found at: http://www.fdot.gov/planning/systems/SUNTrail.shtm

and the details of project funding and timelines can be found under Projects/Programs, with the full presentation of first phase here: http://www.fdot.gov/planning/systems/SUNTrail/SUNTrailAdoptedWorkProgram.pdf

 

Thanks, I really appreciate it! When I pondered moving to WG, I just figured I'd use the WOT to get far enough north where I could use the back roads to Sanford and on to NSB (415 still has plenty of room for cyclists.) 

Like a good Democrat, I couldn't quite give up my urban niche for the 'burbs so I need to find a way to get out of downtown without turning into roadkill.

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