SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 - In This Issue:
Work on Phase 2 of the Corrine Drive Complete Streets Study is well under way. Based on the technical data and public input we collected during the first phase of the study, we are developing three concepts for improving the road. We expect to have some preliminary design possibilities before the end of the year, and you'll be asked to give us your thoughts and preferences.

Each concept is being evaluated against several criteria, including: auto travel times, traffic diversion, safe routes to schools, pedestrian needs, and bicycle needs. Stay tuned for information on when, where, and how you can see these concepts and evaluations. There will be plenty of chances to make your voice heard.

Now is a great time to remind friends and neighbors to sign up at to receive this newsletter and keep up with all the study developments .

1. Start with a blank slate.
First, transportation planners determine how much space there is to work with. The current width of the public right-of-way along Corrine Drive is 80 feet. We are not considering any design options that require the road to be widened or additional private property to be acquired.
2. Develop concepts for how Corrine Drive could look.
Several designs for the road are being developed. In the first phase of the study, problem areas were identified such as speeding, inadequate parking, and poor walking or biking conditions. Planners determine which design changes to Corrine Drive could address those issues. Any designs that aren't technically feasible are ruled out.   
3. Test design concepts to see how they perform.
After three or four basic design concepts are created, they are tested to see how these designs perform in areas of overall safety, comfort for walkers and cyclists, travel times for vehicles, and safe routes to schools. Computer software is used for concept testing.
4. Get public input on design concepts.
When the technical work and testing are complete, the public will be able to provide input on the different road designs. An electronic platform will be used to gather public feedback. We'll also create in-person opportunities to learn more about the concepts, and we'll offer help in submitting your preferences online. Hard copies will be available for those without internet access.   
5. Refine design and create a plan on how the design can be accomplished.
After gathering public input on the various designs, the study will move into Phase 3, which involves choosing one design and refining it based on feedback. Planners will then create a plan for how the design can be implemented. The plan will lay out what can be done in the short-term (within two years), medium horizon (within five years), and long-term (within 10-15 years). This draft plan will be presented to the public in Spring 2018.

We discussed Phase 1 findings with Merritt Park neighbors.
Information from the first phase of the study is summarized on our website.
Materials are at Phase 1: Corrine Drive's Transportation Story, which is easily accessible from our main study site
Here's some of what you'll find there:


Video created for the public workshop Existing Conditions Report

Community Survey Report

Study Area Profile

Health Profile

Draft Traffic Operations Memo


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 spring 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