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The goal of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs' Walk-Ride-Thrive! Pedestrian Safety Initiative is to establish and maintain a coordinated, comprehensive and consistent response to Orange County’s pedestrian and bicycle safety issues.


Orange County’s current efforts include the Orange County Community Traffic Safety Team, a Student-Pedestrian Safety Committee with Orange County Public Schools; new County sidewalk projects consisting of $2 million in annual funding; $3.5 million in funding annually for sidewalk repairs; regular Road Safety Audit projects, school safety audits and many other projects.

The initiative will expand these efforts by enhancing the County’s coordination, capital planning and codes, including changes to the Comprehensive Plan and Orange County Code, and a new Pedestrian Bicycle Safety Action Plan and Complete Streets policy.


This Program operates in cooperation with a number of local and regional agencies and initiatives, such as Best Foot Forward, OCPS SafeWalk Program, MetroPlan Orlando, Bike/Walk Central Florida, the Orange County Sustainability Committee, FDOT Alert Today/Alive Tomorrow, Orange County Sheriff's Office, the SunRail Safety program and others.

Additionally, Mayor Jacobs is participating in the United States Department of Transportation’s Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets, which has a complementary focus on safety, biking and walking counts, education and improving bike facilities.


INVEST in Our Home for Life will provide $15 million for pedestrian safety improvements at intersections and other selected locations that will enhance various features such as sidewalks, crosswalks, signals, turn lanes, updated signage and other necessary improvements. The pedestrian safety component of the INVEST program will address selected intersections and corridor improvements.

Learn more about future pedestrian safety projects by visiting Orange County’s INVEST web portal.

Contact Us

Traffic Engineering Division
4200 South John Young Pkwy
Orlando, FL. 32839

Phone: 407-836-7890
Fax: 407-836-7869

*Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs served on the Board of County Commissioners from Jan. 2011 through Nov. 2018. Jacobs previously served as Orange County District One Commissioner from 2000 to 2008.

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