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Intersection: Road Diet; Hurricane Prep; John Korbel

Orlando painted temporary bike lanes on a stretch of Curry Ford Road for a month. The city removed the bike lanes this week and staff will review what they learned from the trial and present those findings to the community.

Cyclists say the road diet was an improvement, but some motorists were’t happy with the increased congestion, and neither were residents who said commuters were cutting through side streets.

On this episode of Intersection we talk to city of Orlando Division Manager of Transportation Engineering Chris Cairns about the purpose of slimming down the road and what the city plans to do with information gleaned from the trial.  And we hear from Bike Walk Central Florida’s Amanda Day about just how safe the roads are for cyclists and pedestrians, and efforts to make them more bike friendly. 

With hurricane season less than a month away, Seminole County emergency manager Alan Harris reflects on the lessons learned from Irma, including the impact of flooding that lasted weeks after the storm passed. And he shares preparation tips for the 2018 season.

And one of our Tiny Desk competition local favorites,  John Korbel,  joins Intersection for a conversation about his new EP.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »

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