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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 10: People Have Multiple Transportation Options

Strategy Time Frame Strategy Progress Information for 2018 Progress
1. Enhance access to premium transit and further enhance existing services (such as SunRail and express bus) Long Participating in LYNX’s SR 436 Study and SR 50 Station Area Planning Study addressing bus rapid transit services. SunRail offers service to 4 new stations. A potential Phase 3 connection serving Orlando International Airport has been identified as a regional priority.
2. Enhance connectivity throughout the region for all modes of transportation Long Participating in LYNX Forward project to redesign transit/paratransit services and routes countywide. INVEST in Our Home for Life projects for new roadway and pedestrian projects continue. Seeking additional funding for roadway and trail projects through MetroPlan Orlando. Update to the Trails Master Plan in 2019.
3. Complete streets that are interconnected and that connect to regional activity centers Long Part of the Draft Complete Streets Policy to be complete for public and policy maker review by April 2019.
Table legend: Short time frame: 0 to 2 years, Medium time frame: 2 to 5 years, Long time frame: 5 years or more.

Goal 11: Land Use And Urban Support Multimodal Transportation

Goal 12: Our Transportation System Is Safe

Goal 13: Investments In Transportation Are Fiscally Sustainable

Goal 14: Our Transportation Options Are Clean, Green, And Aesthetically Pleasing

Goal 15: Freight Movement Is Safe And Efficient

Our Target Measurements
Mobility Indicators Baseline Last Reported Current Assessment 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
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
2016
76.4% drove alone
9.3% carpooled
5.1% public transportation
2.8% walked
0.6% bicycled
1.2% other means
4.6% worked at home
Good
Progress
Drive alone: < 60%
transit + bike + walk: >25%
bike + walk: > 5%
Number of bus routes with 30 minute headways in urban areas N/A 2017
32 routes
2018
27 routes
Needs
Improvement
Increase
Number of Premium Transit Corridors
N/A
2017
SR 436 Transit and 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.
2018
SR 436 Transit Corridor Study to be completed late 2018. Orange County’s International Drive Transit Feasibility Study consultant selected in Oct. 2018.
No Progress Increase
Percentage of Complete Streets in Capital Improvements Plan 2010
0
2017*
0
* project starting 2018
2018*
0
*project completion expected in 2019
No Progress Increase Target needed
Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) per day 2010
35,657,527
2016
39,723,296
2017
41,752,084
Needs
Improvement
Decrease annually
Bus Transit Ridership
(LYNX annual passenger trips)
2010
25,719,897
FY17
27,378,421
FY18*
20,058,493
*thru July 2018
Good
Progress
Increase annually
SunRail Transit Ridership
(averaged daily boardings)
2014*
3,582
*starting in June
2017
3,516
2018*
3,513
*thru July 2018
Good
Progress
Increase annually
Number of transit-oriented developments (TODs) 2010
0
2017*
1 (Pine Castle)
*pending approval
2018*
1 (Pine Castle)
*still pending approval
No Progress Increase
Target needed
Pedestrian/Bicycle Injuries & Fatalities 2010
Pedestrian injuries: 509
Pedestrian fatalities: 43
Bicycle injuries: 295
Bicycle fatalities: 4
2017
Pedestrian injuries: 616
Pedestrian fatalities: 65
Bicycle injuries: 429
Bicycle fatalities: 6
2018
Pedestrian injuries: 408
Pedestrian fatalities:33
Bicycle injuries: 347
Bicycle fatalities: 3
*as of 10/12/18
Good Progress Decrease annually
Percent of income spent on transportation for Orange County households 2012
0% spend <15%
9.7% spend 15-25%
84.3% spend 25-29%
6% spend 30-35%
2017
0% spend <15%
16.9% spend 15-22%
70.3% spend 22-29%
12.8% spend >29%
2018
New data not yet available
Needs
Improvement
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
2017
-$80.4 million
FY2018
-$89.6 million
Needs
Improvement
Decrease
Number of Alternative Fuel Vehicles (currently counting electric vehicles (EVs)) 2014
737
2017
1,860
2018*
2,230
*thru June 2018
Good
Progress
Increase annually
Number of electric vehicle charging stations
(within 70 mile radius of 32801 zip code)
2011
Nearly 300
2017*
315 stations
*as of 10/3/17
2018
355 stations
as of 9/25/18
Good
Progress
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
2015
Gov’t Fleet = 48,819
Gov’t Commute = 12,268
Community Mobile = 6,573,461
2016
Data not available until 2019
Needs
Improvement
Decrease
Target needed
Miles of Landscaped Roadways
N/A FY16-17
Evaluated 25 miles, planted 10 miles – part of County Median Tree Program
FY17-18
Evaluated 10 miles, planted 5 miles
Needs
Improvement
Increase
Miles of paved, multi-purpose trails
(based on Master Trails Plan)
2012
51
2017
53.5
2018
53.5
Good
Progress
58
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
2017
Baseline roadways part of US DOT National Highway Freight Network
2018
Baseline roadways part of US DOT National Highway Freight Network
No Progress Increase Target needed
Designated Freight Village/Intermodal Logistics Center 2013
Regional Study
2017
Working to include in MetroPlan 2018 Long Range Transportation Plan
2018
MetroPlan Orlando Long Range Transportation Plan to be completed by Dec. 2020
No Progress Part of Long Range Plan
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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.