Month: May 2012

Giving Peds A Fighting Chance

Beth Kassab – Orlando Sentinel: There’s no fight in Central Florida more unfair than man vs. car. Just look at the score card: 557 people have died during the past decade while trying to cross our speed-obsessed streets, where cars have all the advantages and get all the respect. Finally, leaders are […]

Yield or Pay Up

Orlando Sentinel Editorial: This could be a summer of discontent for motorists in Central Florida unwilling to share the road with pedestrians. Good. As the Sentinel reported Wednesday, several area police agencies have vowed to issue $164 tickets to drivers who won’t heed the law that requires them to yield […]

WESH Coverage

WESH – Channel 2:  After the city of Orlando was ranked one of the deadliest places for pedestrians, a local group is hoping to make the streets and sidewalks safer for folks on foot. On Wednesday, the coalition called “Best Foot Forward” plans to unveil a proposal to make streets and […]

Curbing pedestrian danger

WKMG – Channel 6:  There is a new push to make the streets of Orlando safer. Orlando currently ranks as the deadliest and most dangerous city for pedestrians in the nation. Best Foot Forward, an operation started by a group of doctors, police officers, elected leaders and others is trying to reduce […]

Orlando Pushes For Pedestrian Safety

WFTV – Channel 9: Orlando is tired of its reputation as one of the most dangerous cities in the country for pedestrians. May 30, evening news cycle coverage of Best Foot Forward Launch. Click here for video.

Change in Orlando

Bay News 9: Did you know Orlando ranks as the worst city in America when it comes to pedestrian deaths? Now, a new campaign is under way Wednesday to try and change that troubling statistic. The goal of the campaign, called “Best Foot Forward,” is to educate Floridians about pedestrian […]

The Sound of Change

WMFE – Public Radio: Civic leaders and local law enforcement launched a campaign Wednesday to bring down Orlando’s high pedestrian fatality rate. Metro Orlando regularly tops national lists of US cities for pedestrian accidents, with an average of one pedestrian killed every week and two injured every day. Best Foot Forward […]

A little help?

WOFL – Channel 35: Saw it. Know they covered it. Can’t seem to find a link for the life of us. If anybody knows of a link or any way we can capture this coverage, please let us know.

New Campaign Underway

Central Florida News 13: Did you know Orlando ranks as the worst city in America when it comes to pedestrian deaths? Now, a new campaign is under way Wednesday to try and change that troubling statistic. The goal of the campaign, called “Best Foot Forward,” is to educate Floridians about […]