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    Automobile traffic donw 2% in Orlando.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...20081030212938



    Drivers Driving Less as Economy Slows
    (RED HUBER, ORLANDO SENTINEL)
    Andrew Harrell, 50, rides his bicycle at the end of his 12-mile commute to work in downtown Orlando from Winter Park on Monday, October 27. Automobile traffic in Orlando has dropped by an average of 2 percent as the slow economy and high gas prices make more people cut back on their driving. Harrell says that he figures he saves $150 a month on gas by commuting on his bicycle.

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    This guy is riding his bike on a crosswalk! Where's a copper when you need one?

    Great to hear--2% is significant. Love to see this sustained.
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    Is that illegal in Orlando? It does vary from municipality to municipality.

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    How much of this is a result of a drop in tourism? That could be a bad sign.

    Also:

    316.2065 Bicycle regulations.
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    (10) A person propelling a vehicle by human power upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, has all the rights and duties applicable to a pedestrian under the same circumstances.
    (11) A person propelling a bicycle upon and along a sidewalk, or across a roadway upon and along a crosswalk, shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
    Last edited by oakback; 10-31-08 at 08:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thdave View Post
    This guy is riding his bike on a crosswalk! Where's a copper when you need one?

    Great to hear--2% is significant. Love to see this sustained.

    Errr... Ummm .... that was me. What you can't see from the picture is that I am about to enter the office space where I work. We were riding down the street and I just coasted into the crosswalk so I didn't have to jump the curve. Also, it's not like I got to choose the picture -- I'm guessing they liked the way the bike had the shadow on the crosswalk, and seeing the traffic, etc. etc.

    Also, probably like a lot of cities, it is actually illegal to ride on the sidewalk in city limits, but the law is never enforced .....

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    In Orlando, 2 percent ... that's a lot of cars.

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