Finding a Way to Bike in Orlando

Improvements in street design and bike infrastructure make life easier on bikers in car-centric Orlando, but employers and politicians could do more in the city to get commuters out of their cars.
May 11, 2017, 8am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Bike to Work Day in Orlando, 2008.
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For Kyle Taniguchi everyday is Bike to Work Day. But, as Orlando celebrates bike commuters on May 19th, Taniguchi explores how the city has and hasn't made biking easier. "Orlando has increased the visibility of bike lanes with green paint, supported the creation of a bike-share program, and invested in bicycle repair stations at parks and trails," Taniguchi writes in the Orlando Sentinel. Still, he argues there's more the city could do in building "complete streets" (Orlando was recently ranked the 3rd most dangerous city for pedestrians by Smart Growth), and the city's employers could do more as well.

"A lot of employers aren’t aware that they could help support bike commuting and other methods of sustainable mobility by offering commuter benefits meant to reduce employees’ reliance on individual cars," Taniguchi writes.

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Published on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Orlando Sentinel
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