Having been a pedestrian in Florida on many occasions, I'd submit that the
state as a whole some suburban areas are pretty much a nightmare. Eight-lane high-speed arterials are everywhere, and sidewalks and crosswalks are often absent or have no appreciable buffer zone from the traffic, even in highly built-up suburban areas. Development density is extremely unfavorable for pedestrians; even places that are "next door" to each other can be a quarter-mile apart, and nothing seems to be usefully grouped.
FTFY. The whole state isn't like that, just some of the suburban areas.
I wouldn't say you fixed it; perhaps made it equivalently vague. How about "suburban areas throughout the state"?
Bike lanes and sidewalks are common and well used in my area. It's not as walkable as an urban downtown area, but it's hardly like suburban Orlando either. I'm guessing from your post that you've never been to Miami Beach, downtown Orlando, Key West, or any of the rural areas in Florida.
I've been to the following:
Jacksonville, Palm Coast, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Destin, Niceville, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Lakeland, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Fort Pierce, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Pembroke Pines, Miami, Miami Beach, and Belle Glade.
You're right that I haven't been to downtown Orlando or to Key West, but I have been to similarly compact and walkable areas (Delray Beach, downtown Fort Myers, and so forth). I don't deny that these places exist, but that doesn't dilute my experience in most of the other places I've listed.
What you should also understand is that I seldom have control over my destiny as to where in Florida I go or what kind of area I find myself staying in. The vast majority of the time, my efforts to avail myself of various necessities and services involve treks through these most unfriendly of pedestrian districts. Some areas are better than others, naturally, but the difficult ones seem to be spread more uniformly across this state than the other 48 I've visited. Yes, there are other challenges to being a pedestrian in, say, Alaska, or Wyoming, or at an Interstate exit in South Carolina, but Florida has been the most consistently challenging for the reasons at hand.