Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer was in the Audubon Park area on Saturday morning, for a bike ride and ribbon cutting to celebrate the reopening of the multi-use trail on Bumby avenue.
Accompanied by City Commissioners, members of the Orlando Police Department, children from the area and their parents, the group mounted bicycles from the community bike-share program and rode the new path before making some short remarks and cutting the ribbon.
“Other than questions about the I4 construction, I’ve gotten more questions about the Bumby construction than anything else.” said Dyer “This is a good example of how agile a city can be because once we got into construction, we figured out that this bike path would be a fantastic addition.”
Residents will also notice about 253 new trees in the area. The Mayor also took the opportunity to promote the city’s One Person, One Tree program, which allows residents access to free trees they can plant in their communities.
Also in attendance was District 3 City Commissioner Robert Stuart and District 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan.
“Look around you, this is what community is about.” added Stuart “Homeowners here were incredibly patient with us and we’re grateful for that because we got a great new product out of it.”