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Sustainability and Mobility

Whether we walk, bike, ride or fly, having safe, efficient and reliable avenues to reach our destinations is critical for a sustainable Orange County. A successful mobility strategy is important for maintaining economic vitality, ensuring quality of life for residents and visitors, and having a positive long-term effect on our local environment.

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Progress on our goals & strategies

Goal 10: People Have Multiple Transportation Options

Strategy Time Frame Strategy Progress Information for 2017 Progress
1. Enhance access to premium transit and further enhance existing services (such as SunRail and express bus) Long Additional hours and schedules of SunRail have enhanced public transit to additional venues for special events.
2. Enhance connectivity throughout the region for all modes of transportation Long No change in this reporting period.
3. Complete streets that are interconnected and that connect to regional activity centers Long Implementing Complete Streets Policy in initial draft.
Table legend: Short time frame: 0 to 2 years, Medium time frame: 2 to 5 years, Long time frame: 5 years or more.

Goal 11: Land Use And Urban Support Multimodal Transportation

Strategy Time Frame Strategy Progress Information for 2017 Progress
1. Encourage and support transit-oriented development and walkable development Medium I-Drive and Pine Castle updates completed.
2. Encourage and incentivize infill development and redevelopment Medium I-Drive updates are an example of the overall plan.
3. Encourage and Incentivize denser development that can support better public transit options Medium The I-Drive District and Pine Castle District are the first two target areas that will serve as pilots for the OrangeCode update. The Urban Center Comprehensive Plan and code updates will permit mixed use development and higher densities, especially closer to the SunRail station.
Table legend: Short time frame: 0 to 2 years, Medium time frame: 2 to 5 years, Long time frame: 5 years or more.

Goal 12: Our Transportation System Is Safe

Strategy Time Frame Strategy Progress Information for 2017 Progress
1. Adopt a complete streets policy and manual Medium Complete Streets Policy and Implementation Project working group formed. Initial policy and technical memos drafted.
2. Proactively monitor and analyze safety-related data Short Speed studies conducted at 84 locations in 2017. Top 20 crash rate signalized and non-signalized intersections identified and being evaluated. Annual Crash Data Report to be produced in 2018 for 2017 data.
3. Implement bicycle/pedestrian safety strategies and programs Long On-going pedestrian-related capital improvement projects take place annually. Mayor's Walk-Ride-Thrive! education and outreach campaign continues. Phase 2 of County-wide ADA assessment began in July '17.
Table legend: Short time frame: 0 to 2 years, Medium time frame: 2 to 5 years, Long time frame: 5 years or more.

Goal 13: Investments In Transportation Are Fiscally Sustainable

Strategy Time Frame Strategy Progress Information for 2017 Progress
1. Invest in transportation infrastructure that supports economic development Long Identified and scheduled many infrastructure projects through the County’s INVEST funding and through Public/Private/Partnership opportunities. Anticipate short and long term benefits to economic development.
2. Pursue dedicated transit funding Medium Continuing to work with regional partners such as MetroPlan.
3. Flexibility of funding sources for multimodal operations and maintenance Medium The Multimodal Corridor Plan projected the County's long-term funding relative to transportation network needs. Transportation Impact Fee Study Update is currently underway.
Table legend: Short time frame: 0 to 2 years, Medium time frame: 2 to 5 years, Long time frame: 5 years or more.

Goal 14: Our Transportation Options Are Clean, Green, And Aesthetically Pleasing

Strategy Time Frame Strategy Progress Information for 2017 Progress
1. Develop infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles (such as electric vehicles, CNG) and bikesharing/carsharing Medium Installed 17 charging stations at municipal buildings. Working with Drive Electric Florida to further promote electric transportation. LYNX operates the largest public /private CNG fueling facility in Orlando.
2. Accelerate build-out of Trails Master Plan Long First phase of Pine Hills trail completed and opened. Shingle Creek Trail started. Both big steps in Trails Master Plan. Design started on trails that will be part of statewide Coast-to-Coast Connector.
3. Context sensitive design that incorporates aesthetics and amenities Medium New work planned for context-sensitive roadway landscaping to enhance aesthetics. Also addressed in on-going County, MetroPlan Orlando and FDOT Complete Streets projects.
Table legend: Short time frame: 0 to 2 years, Medium time frame: 2 to 5 years, Long time frame: 5 years or more.

Goal 15: Freight Movement Is Safe And Efficient

Strategy Time Frame Strategy Progress Information for 2017 Progress
1. Support state/regional freight strategy Long Final Report prepared for MetroPlan on Central Florida Regional Freight Mobility Study. Task complete.
2. Coordinate freight routing to reduce congestion and expedite flow Long Freight Routing Plan completed 2016. Traffic Engineering Division is lead for implementation. Task complete.
3. Incorporate land use planning with freight planning Medium Comprehensive Plan ammendments completed in 2016. Policy changes in effect. Coordinating with MetroPlan Orlando to include updated freight village analysis as part of their 2018 Long Range Transportation Plan update. Task complete.
Table legend: Short time frame: 0 to 2 years, Medium time frame: 2 to 5 years, Long time frame: 5 years or more.
Our Target Measurements
Mobility Indicators Baseline 1st Report 2nd Report Current Target 2020
Transportation for journey to work 2010
79.8% drove alone
10.3% carpooled
2.5% public transportation
1.2% walked
2.0% other means
4.2% worked at home
2013
80% drove alone
9.4% carpooled
2.6% public transportation
1.3% walked
2.3% other means
4.4% worked at home
2014
79.9% drove alone
9.6% carpooled
2.8% public transportation
1.2% walked
2.0% other means
4.5% worked at home
2015
79.9% drove alone
9.2% carpooled
3.0% public transportation
1.1% walked
1.5% other means
4.6% worked at home
Drive alone: < 60%
transit + bike + walk: >25%
bike + walk: > 5%
Number of bus routes with 30 minute headways in urban areas N/A 2015
Several routes with 25-35 min headways M-F
2016
29 routes
2017
32 routes
Increase
Number of Premium Transit Corridors
N/A
2014
SR 441 and SR 50/UCF Connector study to be completed in 2015.
2016
SR 441 and SR 50/UCF Connector study completed. SR 436 study began
2017
SR 436 Transit Corridor Study to be completed June 2018. Study of OIA Bus Rapid Transit to Convention Center and International Drive Transit Feasibility Study in FY17-18.
Increase
Percentage of Complete Streets in Capital Improvements Plan 2010
0
2015
0
2016
0
2017*
0
*project starting 2018
Increase
Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) per day 2010
35,657,527
2014
36,389,540
2015
37,201,259
2016
39,723,296
Decrease annually
Bus Transit Ridership
(LYNX annual passenger trips)
2010
25,719,897
2014
30,986,899
FY15
29,377,735

FY16
27,378,046
FY17
27,378,421
Increase annually
SunRail Transit Ridership
(averaged daily boardings)
2014*
3,582
*starting in June
2015
3,686
2016
3,428
2017*
3,386
*thru Sep.
Increase annually
Number of transit-oriented developments (TODs) 2010
0
2015
0
2016
0
2017*
1 (Pine Castle)
*pending approval
Increase
Pedestrian/Bicycle Injuries & Fatalities 2010
Pedestrian injuries: 509
Pedestrian fatalities: 43
Bicycle injuries: 295
Bicycle fatalities: 4
2015
Pedestrian injuries: 607
Pedestrian fatalities: 38
Bicycle injuries: 485
Bicycle fatalities: 10
2016
Pedestrian injuries: 638
Pedestrian fatalities: 49
Bicycle injuries: 480
Bicycle fatalities: 6
2017*
Pedestrian injuries: 542
Pedestrian fatalities: 45
Bicycle injuries: 376
Bicycle fatalities: 4
*as of 10/25/17
Decrease annually
Percent of income spent on transportation for Orange County households 2012
0% spend <15%
9.7% spend 15-25%
84.3% spend 25-30%
6% spend 30-35%
2015
0% spend <15%
16.1% spend 15-22%
75.4% spend 22-29%
8.4% spend >29%
2016
0% spend <15%
13.5% spend 15-22%
77.3% spend 22-29%
9.1% : >29%
2017
0% spend <15%
16.9% spend 15-22%
70.3% spend 22-29%
12.8% : >29%
Increase percentage spending less than 15% of income
Funding gap for new construction and maintenance (based on gas tax/expenditure disparity) 2010
-$57.8 million
2015
-$70.5 million
2016
-$73.5 million
2017
-$80.4 million
Decrease
Number of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (currently counting electric vehicles (EVs)) 2014
737
2015
932
2016
1,446
2017*
1,640
*DMV data as of June
Increase annually
Number of electric vehicle charging stations
(within 70 mile radius of 32801 zip code)
2011
Nearly 300
2015
295 charging stations
2016
285 stations
2017*
315 stations
*as of 10/3/17
Increase annually
Vehicle Emissions
(all values in metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2011
Gov’t Fleet = 41,107
Gov’t Commute = 13,991
Community Mobile = 6,018,529
2013
Gov’t Fleet = 40,359
Gov’t Commute = 12,204
Community Mobile = 5,929,083
2014
Gov’t Fleet = 45,933
Gov’t Commute = 11,955
Community Mobile = 6,533,985
2015
Gov’t Fleet = 48,819
Gov’t Commute = 12,268
Community Mobile = 6,573,461
Decrease
Miles of Landscaped Roadways
N/A N/A N/A FY16-17
Evaluated 25 miles, planted 10 miles - part of County Median Tree Program
Increase
Miles of paved, multi-purpose trails
(based on Master Trails Plan)
2012
51
2015
51
2016
51
2017
53.5
164
Number of designated truck routes 2010
Atlantic Av- Landstreet Rd to Taft Intermodal Yard - 0.25 miles;
Boggy Creek Rd - Wetherbee Rd to SR417 - 1.0 miles;
Boggy Creek Rd - Airport to Osceola County Line - 1.45 miles;
Boggy Creek Rd – Jetport Dr to Landstreet Rd - 1.0 miles;
Landstreet Rd – Boggy Creek Rd to Atlantic Av - 0.65 miles
2015
In planning
2016
Freight Routing Plan completed
2017
Baseline roadways part of National Highway Freight Network
Increase
Designated Freight Village/Intermodal Logistics Center 2013
Regional Study
2015
In planning
2016
In planning
2017
Working to include in MetroPlan 2018 Long Range Transporation Plan
Not set.
Want to get involved?

By increasing mobility options such as mass transit, walkability, bike infrastructure and alternative transport modes, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a better-connected Orange County, with safer, healthier and more active residents.

reThink Your Commute
Florida Department of Transportation(FDOT) 'Rethink' logo

Using alternate sources of transportation can help keep our air clean and our roads less crowded. Go to Florida’s Department of Transportation website to research the options available for you and the many resources to help you make the best choice.

Explore the Many Trails in Orange County
A cleared walking trail within a high-canopy forest

Trails abound in beauty – they are full of native plants and wildlife. Our trails have a variety of things to offer; a place for peace and tranquility, a place to exercise, a chance to explore and opportunities to learn new skills like orienteering. Find a trail near you and start your adventure!

Learn about Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety
Walk-Ride-Thrive campaign logo

Help keep your family, friends and neighbors safe as they walk, bike, skateboard and rollerblade around our community. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Walk-Ride-Thrive! Campaign looks at road safety from many different perspectives. There is something for everyone to learn – whether you are driving, walking or biking.

Take a Look at Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicle plugged into a charging station

Visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center to read about alternative fuels and vehicles. You can locate vehicle fueling and charging stations near your home and work plus plan a long-distance trip.