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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

As in the 1800s, Bikes and Trains Could Boom Together in Florida [transportation nation]



DeLand, Florida (Photo by Matthew Peddie)
























In central Florida the car rules. A network of wide highways link sprawling cities.

But now two machines which saw their heyday in Florida more than a century ago  are making a comeback: the train and the bike.
With the arrival of the SunRail commuter train in 2014 some cities are looking to bicycles as a way to get passengers to their final destination.
In Winter Park — built in the late 1800s — the city’s sustainability coordinator Tim Maslow is thinking about how to incorporate cycling into the transportation mix. Maslow says the new SunRail and Amtrak train station could be a starting point for bike sharing.

Winter Park's train station will be demolished and rebuilt (photo by Matthew Peddie)

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