Orlando's Edgewater Drive: A Safer Street Through Lane Reduction
Edgewater Drive formed the main commercial spine for Orlando's College Park neighborhood. However, the roadway was downright deadly—a crash occurred nearly every three days, resulting in injuries every nine days. The ciity of Orlando along with neighborhood stakeholders and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) negotiated plans for a road diet on a 1.5-mile stretch of Edgewater in conjunction with regularly scheduled maintenance to help turn the corridor into a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented commercial district. The results herein have been dramatic.