PROPOSED PLAN FOR CORRINE DRIVE TO OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
We used your preferences and comments in drafting the design recommendations.
It's time to take a look at what Corrine Drive could become.
Since early 2017, the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study has focused on answering questions about the street and identifying a street design that better serves the community. For instance: How can this busy street be safer and more inviting for pedestrians and cyclists? How can it better support students and parents? What does Corrine Drive need to live up to its potential?
All this and more will be discussed, when
we unveil the final plan at a community meeting from 5:30-8:15 p.m., on May 1 in the Audubon Park K-8 School (1500 Falcon Drive).
The recommended design for Corrine Drive includes continuous sidewalks, new features for cyclists, a street design that can slow speeds and improve safety, along with more trees for shade and appearance. MetroPlan Orlando - working with Orange County, Orlando, and Winter Park governments - is finishing the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study and exploring next steps for funding and implementing the plan through a local government.
The May 1 community meeting will include
time to review plan drawings, a presentation on key features of the proposed design, and time for members of the public to speak. Comments can also be submitted in writing by filling out comment cards at the meeting or providing comments online.
The plan report will be posted at CorrineDriveStudy.org before the meeting, and people can comment through the end of May. You'll receive an email from us with links when materials are posted.
We'll share all plan materials with the public and collect comments. Then, responsibility shifts to local governments.
After the May 1 meeting, we'll accept public comments through May 31. We'll also be available to discuss the recommended plan with community groups throughout the month of May. Then we'll summarize the results and hand the project over to local governments to secure funding and oversee the remainder of the design and construction work.
BACKGROUND ON THE 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 suggests improvements to make the road accessible for all users.
The study had three phases, during which the project team collected transportation and environmental data along Corrine Drive, surveyed people about their hopes and concerns for the corridor, gathered comments on possible concepts for the street, and collaborated with local government partners on a final design.
Hundreds of people have given feedback to the team through an opinion survey, a series of community information sessions, and an online platform for rating the possible concepts.