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Figure 4. Daily and Monthly Average Travel Speeds Along I-4 from 5:00-5:59 p.m.

Source: INRIX; University of Maryland

Average Travel Time (Minutes)

Figure 5. Uber Travel Times from Orlando International Airport
to Orlando Tourist Zones
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30

StreetLight Data Bicycle and Pedestrian Movements

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Bicycle and pedestrian traffic are important measures of transportation activity in the vicinity of Orlando's more popular
attractions. This section compares monthly pedestrian and bicycle
activity in Orlando tourist zones from January 2019 through
September 2020. Pedestrian and bicycle counts were acquired
from Streetlight Insight, a product that focuses on bicycle and
pedestrian movements.6
To identify areas in Orlando that have a high concentration of
tourist activities, Traffic Analysis Zones (TAZ) were utilized as the
unit of geographic analysis and overlayed with Florida Department
of Revenue parcel data consisting of land use types associated with
predominant tourist activity. For this analysis, Orlando tourist
zones are defined as TAZs with more than 35 percent acreage
that consist of the following land use types: tourist attractions,
permanent exhibits, other entertainment facilities, fairgrounds,
golf courses, driving ranges, hotels, and motels. These tourist
zones are depicted in Figure 1 and are used as the geographic zone
of interest wherein pedestrian and bicycle traffic consists of trips
that pass through, start, or end in each tourist zone.

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24
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20

- 2019
- 2020

January
29.50
26.29

February
29.84
25.99

March
30.03
23.96

Source: Uber Movement

Figure 5 indicates that travel times from the airport to the
Orlando tourist zones have decreased from the previous year's
average travel times, implying less traffic between the 2019 and
2020 date ranges. Uber travel times decreased from February
2020 to March 2020 by approximately two minutes and from
March 2019 to March 2020 by approximately seven minutes.
These travel times may indicate that there was less traffic from
the Orlando Airport to the Orlando tourist zones. Since March
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2020 is the latest travel time data available from Uber Movement,
Uber travel time trends during the pandemic have not yet been
explored further.

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