Month: April 2014

UCF Knights & Campus Police Tackle Ped Safety

With the high volume of walkers and bikers around UCF and the number of recent ped injuries and fatalities, UCF officers have ramped up their education and enforcement efforts – reminding walkers that #1 Florida has pedestrian laws and #2 violators can be fined $62.50.  Last year, campus police issued […]

OPD Warns Walkers of Ped Laws in Time for SunRail

“Just as quick as it can be safe, it can turn unsafe,” says OPD Sgt. Richard Ruth, the lead on the city’s pedestrian and bike safety enforcement efforts along with their partner Best Foot Forward. OPD has received FDOT grant funds for additional enforcement to help tackle the persistent problem: […]

Complete Streets Toolkit Tailored to the Southeast

Would you like to see safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists? Then, check out the recent Complete Streets Tool Kit published by AARP.  It provides instruments for advocates and practitioners who are implementing Complete Street policies.  The source shares regional perspectives on achieving the adoption and implementation of Complete Streets. […]

BFF Recognized at the Transportation Research Board Conference

BFF’s model for high-visibility enforcement operations won the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Safety Board’s 2013 Pat Waller Award.  BFF implemented the research project, Effects of High-Visibility Enforcement on Driver Compliance to Pedestrian Yield Right-of-Way Laws, done by Dr. Van Houten and Dr. Malenfant of the Center for Education and […]

We Are Converting Peds to Cyclists

By Katy Magruder – BWCF Project Manager Here’s the deal.  I love to bike but seem to make excuses as to why I don’t do more of it. Mostly I am afraid to ride on roads like Colonial Dr, 17-92, and 436. It all boils down to fear – a […]

Marvelous Maitland – Walk On

Hats off – and walking shoes on! – to a devoted local group, committed to helping residents live active, healthy lives. “Maitland Walks” is a new initiative of Healthy Central Florida that has enhanced an existing walking path in The Maitland Office Center Complex, (MOCC). MOCC has beautiful, shaded sidewalks […]

Community Connected by Commuter Rail

If you missed the SunRail station events this spring, then you must have been on tour with Yanni or trekking in flip flops through the Pacific Northwest. The SunRail team, ReThink Your Commute and Best Foot Forward participated in numerous events to spread the word about the newest transit option […]

Pre-Dawn SunRail Party at Orlando Health

Orlando Health hosted a SunRail event for its early morning hospital staff, kicking off at 6 am.  Over 500 employees toured SunRail while Orlando Health staff shared info about the free shuttle bus servicing the station and the hospital’s’ campus and offered employee discounts for the SunCard. Next up at […]

Rail Safety is for Everyone

SunRail safety is not just for drivers but also pedestrians and bikers too. That’s why local law enforcement recently met to organize a regional enforcement plan that BFF dubbed — “SunRail Safety Tip” patrol. You may have already seen the officers at key track crossings handing out educational materials — […]