FEBRUARY 22, 2018 - In This Issue:
There's a lot of buzz about the preliminary design concepts. We want you to have accurate information. 

We know we're giving folks a lot of information in the second phase of our Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study. With 6 preliminary design concepts and 7 proposed safety solutions, as well as general info about the study and how it is being conducted, it's easy to feel overwhelmed.

We thought now was a good time to address some of the questions about the study that seem to come up a lot. If you have additional questions, you can turn to the Frequently Asked Questions section on Neighborland.com/CorrineDrive for answers. Even better, you can come to a Corrine Drive Pop-Up Meeting. See the next article for more information.

The most important thing is to get all your questions answered and give feedback by March 16, when the comment period on the Neighborland site closes.

1. Is the future growth of the study area factored into the travel times listed with each concept?
No. Rush hour drive times shown with the design concepts do not include a growth rate; they only include current traffic volumes on Corrine Drive. Our goal was to have an apples-to-apples comparison, so the public could visualize traffic conditions if a concept were implemented tomorrow. The rush hour drive times reflect the time it would take to drive the 2-mile stretch on a weekday, if the 23,000 cars that travel the road today continue to do so.

To find out more about how travel times were calculated, see  Appendix A: Travel Time Reports in  the Draft Corrine Drive Study Phase 2 Report.

2.  Is there a design concept already picked out for Corrine Drive that the study is trying to confirm?
No. The preliminary design concepts are all ideas that could make Corrine Drive a complete street - one that people of all ages and abilities can use. No concept has been chosen yet. After gathering your opinions, the project team will review all the feedback.

3.  Will the final plan definitely be one of the design concepts being shown?
No. It's very possible that elements of two or more concepts will be combined to create a new design before moving on to a final plan. A block-by-block analysis is needed in the next phase of the study to determine the best way forward.

4. Do opinions registered on Neighborland serve as an election to decide the new design of Corrine Drive?
No. The project team will blend public opinions expressed through Neighborland.com with technical considerations to create a final plan for Corrine Drive. It may use a variety of features from the design concepts and proposed safety solutions.

5. Do only the opinions from residents in the study area count as far as choosing a new design for the road?
No. Corrine Drive serves many people and purposes. It runs through several residential neighborhoods, but it also is a regional connector. That means people use it for work commutes, as well as trips to neighborhood merchants. People from outside the study area also regularly come to Corrine Drive to shop, eat and play. It's important for all users.

More information about the study is available at CorrineDriveStudy.org
Read the FAQs. Come to the Pop-Up meetings,   
and talk with the project team. We want to help.  
The feedback period on the Corrine Drive preliminary design concepts is about half over, so we want to remind you of your options for getting information by the March 16 deadline.

Read Info Online
Background on the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study is included at Neighborland.com/Corrine Drive, and on the study page: CorrineDriveStudy.org.

If you want more details about the design concepts and how they were developed, you can find it in the Frequently Asked Questions at Neighborland and in the Draft Corrine Drive Phase 2 Report.

Attend a Pop-Up Meeting
If your questions aren't answered by the above sources, members of the project team are happy to discuss them with you. We have 3 more Corrine Pop-Up Meetings scheduled. We can assist with using the online platform and answer questions about the concepts.

Pop-Up Meetings are on Feb. 24, March 3, and March 8. See the schedule below or at CorrineDriveStudy.org for details.

What If I Change My Mind?
If you decide to change your feedback on Neighborland after you learn more, you can do that. Just log back in and revise your answers as needed by March 16.

The content on Neighborland.com can be viewed by anyone, but only those who create a log-in can comment there. There's a lot of information, and you can take your time. You don't have to finish it in one sitting. Once you create a log-in, you can return as many times as needed before March 16 to complete your input.

Paper Copies Available
For people who prefer not to access the designs on the internet, we can provide printed copies. If you or your neighbors don't have internet access and want a paper copy of the design concepts and feedback form, call 407-481-5672, ext. 305.

If you have friends and neighbors who would like to receive our regular newsletters, like this one, they can sign up at CorrineDriveStudy.org.


19 questions: Is one of them yours?

Here's the list of Frequently Asked Questions that appears on Neighborland.com/CorrineDrive:

  • Which design concept will move forward?
  • Is the aim of the study to confirm a predetermined favorite plan?
  • How did you come up with the measurements for travel lanes, sidewalks, shared-use paths, and cycle tracks?
  • Is there an in-depth report with more information on the design concepts and how they were created?
  • This is a lot of information to review. Do I have to look it over and provide comments in one session?
  • Why aren't roundabouts included in the concepts?
  • Why aren't any 4-lane concepts included?
  • Why aren't reversible lanes included in the concepts?
  • I've never heard of raised intersections. What are they, and where are they currently being used?
  • Why is the rush hour drive time on the 3-lane concept so high?
  • Why is the 3-lane concept the only one with dedicated bicycle facilities?
  • On the hybrid concept, how will drivers know when the outside lanes change to parking?
  • Why aren't there more details about landscaping in the design concepts?
  • Why aren't transit improvements included in the design concepts?
  • Will any of these design concepts encourage cars to cut through surrounding neighborhoods?
  • Will businesses be affected by any of the design concepts?
  • When will the Corrine Drive plan be announced?
  • When will construction on Corrine Drive begin?
  • Are any special interest groups funding this study?


This study uses MetroPlan Orlando's draft Complete Streets policy to showcase how such approaches can shape a corridor. Using technical work, data analysis, and public involvement, it will suggest improvements to make the road accessible for all users. The Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study will continue through the summer of 2018.
The study is an independent analysis directed by MetroPlan Orlando staff and financed with internal planning funds, using federal and local government money. We are allocated federal funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation each year to conduct activities, such as Complete Streets studies. We also receive funds from county and municipal governments in the region, which pay for activities not covered by federal funding. The study receives no money from private individuals or organizations.


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Or contact our staff:
Elizabeth Whitton
Project Manager

Cynthia Lambert 
Public Information Manager