Month: March 2014

150 Citations & Warnings Given for Drivers Failing to Yield

Operation Best Foot Forward was out in full force the first week of February. If you missed the news, Orlando Police Department (OPD) and Orange County Sherriff’s Office (OCSO) conducted the sixth round of crosswalk enforcement since August 2012. The operation yielded over 150 citations and warnings to drivers failing […]

MAP-21 Workshop a GREAT Success

Are you in need of biking and walking funds?   Congress passed a new transportation bill, MAP-21, which has changed the way that federal transportation dollars are sorted and dispersed throughout the country. Last week MetroPlan Orlando held a workshop inviting over 40 regional planning leaders to help them understand how […]

Best Foot Forward Featured on WFME: Intersections

Check out WMFE’s Intersections: WFME’s Matthew Peddie hosted a roundtable discussion on our pedestrian safety issues and challenges on 3/25-26.  The panel included BFF project director Amanda Day, OPD’s Sgt. Richard Ruth, Ella Shanks from Orange County Public Schools and Von Fusco, a local young man who survived a horrible […]

BFF on the PROWL

Are you wondering who are those peds with clipboards crossing at marked crosswalks throughout the City of Orlando and Orange County?  Well, they are the BFF data collectors measuring driver yield rates after high-visibility enforcement waves. Some of the biggest yield rate improvements were on the higher speed roads. Take […]

Winner of Best Yielders: I-Ride Trolley & Mears Taxi Cabs

During this last wave of enforcement and yield data measuring, BFF noted who the “best yielders” were.  Hands down it was I-Trolley and Mears Taxi Cabs yielding to pedestrians along International Drive. LYNX comes in a close second.  This may be attributed to LYNX putting ped and bike safety as […]

Imitation is the Best Form of Flattery

The success of Operation Best Foot Forward is spreading like wildfire! Recently, the Rockledge Police department in Brevard County conducted a high-visibility enforcement and cited those drivers who did not yield.  What are they calling it? Operation Best Foot Forward!  BFF could not be more thrilled to see these pedestrian […]