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Sustainability and Mobility

Whether we walk, bike, ride or fly, having safe, efficient and reliable avenues to reach our destinations is critical for a sustainable Orange County. A successful mobility strategy is important for maintaining economic vitality, ensuring quality of life for residents and visitors, and having a positive long-term effect on our local environment.

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Progress on our goals & strategies

Goal 5: Clean Water For All

Strategy Time Frame Strategy Progress Information for 2017 Progress
1. Establish a stormwater utility fee or funding mechanism Medium No change in this reporting period. Strategy on hold.
2. Encourage and support low impact development (LID) for new development, and retrofit older stormwater systems with LID Medium Written an LID manual, have done several pilots, and have been including it in the code for Horizon West and will eventually for OrangeCode.
3. Promote water conservation in the built environment and develop a Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ ordinance Medium Presentation on benefits of Florida-Friendly Development Strategies presented to Board of County Commissioners. Concepts will be considered in development of OrangeCode and Comprehensive Plan updates.
Table legend: Short time frame: 0 to 2 years, Medium time frame: 2 to 5 years, Long time frame: 5 years or more.

Goal 6: Zero Waste

Strategy Time Frame Strategy Progress Information for 2017 Progress
1. Improve commercial recycling rates Medium Current commercial recycling ordinance needs updates. City of Orlando developing new commercial recycling requirements.
2. Develop a Construction & Demolition debris diversion ordinance Medium FDEP reported Orange County 2016 C&D recycling rate as 75%. Goal was attained with only Statewide code changes; no local ordinance developed.
3. Increase collection system efficiency Short Efficiency improving with new automated collection vehicles. Additional CNG refueling stations built by haulers. Collection routes adjusted. Less trucks= less traffic and reduced greenhouse gases.
Table legend: Short time frame: 0 to 2 years, Medium time frame: 2 to 5 years, Long time frame: 5 years or more.

Goal 7: Clean Air For All

Strategy Time Frame Strategy Progress Information for 2017 Progress
1. Support alternative fuel vehicles, with an emphasis on fleets Medium Participate in CFL Clean Cities Coalition. Tracking Renewable Diesel successes at Disney. Looking at new technology for engine efficiency.
2. Promote urban forestry and expand tree canopy Long Jan '17 Orange County selected for FL Forest Service for Trees & Stormwater Study to assist with stormwater mgmt planning. Public meeting held in Jun '17. Report completed in Aug '17.
3. Develop anti-idling programs and reduce gas lawnmower use Medium Anti-idling campaign at eight OCPS schools for 12 week pilot. 50% reduction in idling noted. Working with OCPS on future plan. No plan for electric mowers at this time.
Table legend: Short time frame: 0 to 2 years, Medium time frame: 2 to 5 years, Long time frame: 5 years or more.

Goal 8: Green And Open Spaces Are Preserved And Valued

Strategy Time Frame Strategy Progress Information for 2017 Progress
1. Dedicated funding to buy and maintain targeted environmentally sensitive lands Long No change in this reporting period.
2. Provide incentives to preserve and maintain conservation lands, including safe, healthy farmlands Long Two land donations pending BCC approval in FY17-18. Education planned on Family Land Stewardship grant program.
3. Strengthen regional trail, bike trail, waterway, and park systems to promote healthy lifestyles and ecotourism Long Two new parks opened. Groundbreaking for three more new parks. New trail opened in Pine Hills. New trail started for Shingle Creek. New trails in planning for some GreenPLACE properties.
Table legend: Short time frame: 0 to 2 years, Medium time frame: 2 to 5 years, Long time frame: 5 years or more.

Goal 9: Our Products And Services Are Green, Safe, And Healthy

Strategy Time Frame Strategy Progress Information for 2017 Progress
1. Develop and participate in consortium committed to green local procurement Medium Procurement program in development for using recovered materials on projects with federal grant money. Implementation planned for Sep '18.
2. Encourage green certifications for government and businesses Short Helped with the Central Florida Workplace Challenge, encouraging lodging facilities to apply for FL Green Lodging Destination and assisted FDEP with auditing these facilities.
3. Support and incubate locally made and grown products and businesses Long Hold ongoing Rural Farming/Cottage Food Industry classes, participate in Good Food Central Florida Food Policy Council and partner with other groups to promote local food.
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Our Target Measurements
Mobility Indicators Baseline 1st Report 2nd Report Current Target 2020
Transportation for journey to work 2010
79.8% drove alone
10.3% carpooled
2.5% public transportation
1.2% walked
0.4% bicycled
1.6% other means
4.2% worked at home
2013
80% drove alone
9.4% carpooled
2.8% public transportation
1.3% walked
0.5% bicycled
1.7% other means
4.4% worked at home
2014
79.9% drove alone
9.6% carpooled
2.8% public transportation
1.2% walked
0.6% bicycled
1.4% other means
4.5% worked at home
2015
79.9% drove alone
9.2% carpooled
3.0% public transportation
1.1% walked
0.6% bicycled
1.5% other means
4.6% worked at home
Drive alone: < 60%
transit + bike + walk: >25%
bike + walk: > 5%
Number of bus routes with 30 minute headways in urban areas N/A 2015
Several routes with 25-35 min headways M-F
2016
29 routes
2017
32 routes
Increase
Number of Premium Transit Corridors
N/A
2014
SR 441 and SR 50/UCF Connector study to be completed in 2015.
2016
SR 441 and SR 50/UCF Connector study completed. SR 436 study began
2017
SR 436 Transit Corridor Study to be completed June 2018. Study of OIA Bus Rapid Transit to Convention Center and International Drive Transit Feasibility Study in FY17-18.
Increase
Percentage of Complete Streets in Capital Improvements Plan 2010
0
2015
0
2016
0
2017*
0
*project starting 2018
Increase
Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) per day 2010
35,657,527
2014
36,389,540
2015
37,201,259
2016
39,723,296
Decrease annually
Bus Transit Ridership
(LYNX annual passenger trips)
2010
25,719,897
2014
30,986,899
FY15
29,377,735

FY16
27,378,046
FY17
27,378,421
Increase annually
SunRail Transit Ridership
(averaged daily boardings)
2014*
3,582
*starting in June
2015
3,686
2016
3,428
2017
3,516
Increase annually
Number of transit-oriented developments (TODs) 2010
0
2015
0
2016
0
2017*
1 (Pine Castle)
*pending approval
Increase
Pedestrian/Bicycle Injuries & Fatalities 2010
Pedestrian injuries: 509
Pedestrian fatalities: 43
Bicycle injuries: 295
Bicycle fatalities: 4
2015
Pedestrian injuries: 586
Pedestrian fatalities: 43
Bicycle injuries: 471
Bicycle fatalities: 10
2016
Pedestrian injuries: 571
Pedestrian fatalities:50
Bicycle injuries: 456
Bicycle fatalities: 6
2017
Pedestrian injuries: 616
Pedestrian fatalities: 65
Bicycle injuries: 429
Bicycle fatalities: 6
Decrease annually
Percent of income spent on transportation for Orange County households 2012
0% spend <15%
9.7% spend 15-25%
84.3% spend 25-30%
6% spend 30-35%
2015
0% spend <15%
16.1% spend 15-22%
75.4% spend 22-29%
8.4% spend >29%
2016
0% spend <15%
13.5% spend 15-22%
77.3% spend 22-29%
9.1% : >29%
2017
0% spend <15%
16.9% spend 15-22%
70.3% spend 22-29%
12.8% : >29%
Increase percentage spending less than 15% of income
Funding gap for new construction and maintenance (based on gas tax/expenditure disparity) 2010
-$57.8 million
2015
-$70.5 million
2016
-$73.5 million
2017
-$80.4 million
Decrease
Number of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (currently counting electric vehicles (EVs)) 2014
737
2015
932
2016
1,446
2017
1,860
Increase annually
Number of electric vehicle charging stations
(within 70 mile radius of 32801 zip code)
2011
Nearly 300
2015
295 charging stations
2016
285 stations
2017*
315 stations
*as of 10/3/17
Increase annually
Vehicle Emissions
(all values in metric tons CO2 equivalent)
2011
Gov’t Fleet = 41,107
Gov’t Commute = 13,991
Community Mobile = 6,018,529
2013
Gov’t Fleet = 40,359
Gov’t Commute = 12,204
Community Mobile = 5,929,083
2014
Gov’t Fleet = 45,933
Gov’t Commute = 11,955
Community Mobile = 6,533,985
2015
Gov’t Fleet = 48,819
Gov’t Commute = 12,268
Community Mobile = 6,573,461
Decrease
Miles of Landscaped Roadways
N/A N/A N/A FY16-17
Evaluated 25 miles, planted 10 miles - part of County Median Tree Program
Increase
Miles of paved, multi-purpose trails
(based on Master Trails Plan)
2012
51
2015
51
2016
51
2017
53.5
164
Number of designated truck routes 2010
Atlantic Av- Landstreet Rd to Taft Intermodal Yard - 0.25 miles;
Boggy Creek Rd - Wetherbee Rd to SR417 - 1.0 miles;
Boggy Creek Rd - Airport to Osceola County Line - 1.45 miles;
Boggy Creek Rd – Jetport Dr to Landstreet Rd - 1.0 miles;
Landstreet Rd – Boggy Creek Rd to Atlantic Av - 0.65 miles
2015
In planning
2016
Freight Routing Plan completed
2017
Baseline roadways part of National Highway Freight Network
Increase
Designated Freight Village/Intermodal Logistics Center 2013
Regional Study
2015
In planning
2016
In planning
2017
Working to include in MetroPlan 2018 Long Range Transporation Plan
Not set.
Want to get involved?

By increasing mobility options such as mass transit, walkability, bike infrastructure and alternative transport modes, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a better-connected Orange County, with safer, healthier and more active residents.

reThink Your Commute
Florida Department of Transportation(FDOT) 'Rethink' logo

Using alternate sources of transportation can help keep our air clean and our roads less crowded. Go to Florida’s Department of Transportation website to research the options available for you and the many resources to help you make the best choice.

Explore the Many Trails in Orange County
A cleared walking trail within a high-canopy forest

Trails abound in beauty – they are full of native plants and wildlife. Our trails have a variety of things to offer; a place for peace and tranquility, a place to exercise, a chance to explore and opportunities to learn new skills like orienteering. Find a trail near you and start your adventure!

Learn about Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety
Walk-Ride-Thrive campaign logo

Help keep your family, friends and neighbors safe as they walk, bike, skateboard and rollerblade around our community. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ Walk-Ride-Thrive! Campaign looks at road safety from many different perspectives. There is something for everyone to learn – whether you are driving, walking or biking.

Take a Look at Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicle plugged into a charging station

Visit the Alternative Fuels Data Center to read about alternative fuels and vehicles. You can locate vehicle fueling and charging stations near your home and work plus plan a long-distance trip.