Civic Issues

Ever gotten around Orlando without a car? We learned from some folks who do it every day

We spent a few weeks in March diving into all things related to transit in Orlando. And we worked hard to show you how to do it, too.

/ April 4, 2019


This Orlandoan is both a bus driver and bus passenger

Belinda Gwyn is both a Lynx bus driver around Orlando, and a bus passenger who uses the Lynx system to get around town.

/ April 3, 2019


This developer is upping Orlando’s street cred, one street at a time

This Orlando developer is making big changes — againIt's time to grow up 🌇Posted by Pulptown on Thursday, March 28, 2019MEET THIS CHANGEMAKER: Craig Ustler, president of the Ustler Development Group, is best known for transforming Thornton Park into a desirable and walkable neighborhood throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s. He’s been heavily involved in […]

/ April 2, 2019


This Orlandoan gave up her car and has been walking a new path ever since

LeeAnn Huntoon is a digital marketing director who lives in downtown Orlando, doesn’t own a car, and, for the past few years, almost exclusively walks to work and to run errands.

/ March 20, 2019


This Orlando cyclist switched his commute from four wheels to two and hasn’t looked back

Beau Weaver said that he prefers two wheels to four and has even been able to convert a few people to cycling over driving around Orlando. We talked with him about what prompted his change.

/ March 12, 2019


Want to go car-less in Orlando? Here’s what we learned when we gave it a try

What would it take for more of us to get around Orlando without our four-wheeled favorite mode of transportation? That’s the question we’ll be digging into with you this month.

/ March 8, 2019


Orlando’s transit lady is digging into our commuting issues

Figuring out how best to commute to work is Courtney Reynold’s life’s work. As a program manager for reThink Your Commute, Reynolds helps connect employers and employees with transit options other than driving alone. “The way to change things is to start somewhere,” she said. Reynolds began her relationship with public transportation in the fifth […]

/ January 24, 2019


The rent is too dang high in Orlando

📸: pulptown Nothing makes a term like “affordable housing” go from wonky to real world quite like getting a rent-increase notice in the mail. That’s what happened to reader Alison Rivera, who wrote this in response to our recent call-out asking for your questions about housing in Orlando: “How will they fix this? I just […]

/ January 22, 2019


5 stats to use next time you talk about affordable housing in Orlando

default 📸: @wallflowe12 It’s no secret that Orlando is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis and has been for a long time. But even just the phrase “affordable housing” has become so commonplace that it’s easy for us to assume we know what we’re talking about. That’s why we’re digging into what exactly […]

/ January 11, 2019