Orange County Government, Florida

Oak Ridge Road

Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Study

What is the Oak Ridge Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Study?

The Oak Ridge Road corridor was identified as a roadway with a significant number of pedestrian and bicycle crashes. In addition, there are a variety of land uses along the corridor including multiple schools, residential, retail, and office land uses, as well as heavily used transit routes, which necessitate that the corridor be truly multi-modal. The Oak Ridge Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Study is a comprehensive review of the Oak Ridge Road corridor conducted to provide a safe integration of the both walking and riding bicycles with other modes of transportation.

What are the project limits?

The study is focused on the roadway limits of Oak Ridge Road from Millenia Boulevard to Orange Blossom Trail (US 441), which is approximately 3.0 miles.

What does the study entail?

The study includes the collection of traffic data and public input, an analysis of the data collected with the introduction of transportation safety countermeasures and enhancements, and documentation of the cost and schedule of the recommended improvements in a study report. Ultimately, the study report includes concept drawings which can be used as the basis to begin the design phase of the project.

Public Involvement

As part of this study, District 6 Commissioner Victoria Siplin and Orange County staff hosted two community workshops. Meeting notices were mailed to property owners and stakeholders in advance.

The purpose of the first workshop was to present the findings of the data collection and the evaluation of challenges and to engage the public to obtain their feedback on strategies for viable pedestrian safety countermeasures.

Community Workshop 1
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Sadler Elementary School
4000 W. Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, Florida 32809

The second workshop was held to present Safety Improvement Plan Alternatives and obtain public feedback on Plan Alternatives and recommendations.

Community Workshop 2
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Sadler Elementary School
4000 W. Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, Florida 32809

The Public Involvement Plan can be read in its entirety in the “At A Glance” section to the left.

Study Recommendations

The study is now complete and link to all study reports can be found in the “At A Glance” section to the left.

The corridor concept plan for the preferred alternative can be viewed here. The concept plan for the John Young Parkway intersection improvements can be viewed here.

The project will now proceed to design and will be constructed in the following two phases:

  • Phase 1: from Millenia Boulevard to John Young Parkway.
  • Phase 2: from John Young Parkway to Orange Blossom Trail

Contact Us

Christy Lofye, P.E.
Orange County Project Manager
Email: Christine.lofye@ocfl.net
Phone: (407)-836-8682

En Español:
Joshua Gonzalez
Email: Joshua.Gonzalez@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-7767

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.