On September 21, FDOT partnered with the city of Orlando, and Bike/Walk Central Florida to host Orlando’s first Ciclovia event. Ciclovia means “cycleway” and has been a long-standing tradition in South America, where miles of roads are closed every Sunday.
Residents and visitors experienced a car-free Robinson Street, which is a state road, in Downtown Orlando. The event included additional activities for all ages such as a tricycle race, a bike ride hosted by Cycling Savvy instructors, and game areas for adults and children. Safety was be a big part of the event, with organizations like Bike/Walk Central Florida providing free bike helmet fittings.