Month: June 2014

BFF Coalition Recognized Nationally

National rankings means national coverage. Orlando was no exception – from the Washington Post and USA Today to the Huffington Post – reporting the #1 ranking in preventable pedestrian deaths by the Dangerous by Design report. What was different this time? Best Foot Forward was recognized as the only pedestrian […]

Stay Informed on the Coast-to-Coast Connector

Get the latest news on the Coast-to-Coast Connector by subscribing to the C2C Newsletter, authored by the Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation and with support from the Bike/Walk Central Florida. With the Governor signing and approving the $15.5 million in funding to close these gaps to connect the 275 miles […]

Car Seats Mandatory for 4 & 5 Year Olds

Attention Parents: Consider buying shares in car seat companies.  Why?  A law is going into effect that requires car seats for 4 and 5 year olds.  Prior car seats were mandated just for children under three years of age. With the added safety measures, these little back seat drivers – […]

Prioritization of Bike/Ped Projects

Keeping with the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan theme.  MetroPlan Orlando’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is responsible for prioritizing bike/ped projects based on set criteria and a defined process — data collection, systems analysis, and cost estimates. Check out  page 14 of the 2040 LRTP report for details. […]

All Things Considered Considers BFF

NPR – All Things Considered – produced a lengthy segment on region’s ped problem and detailing the steps FDOT, MetroPlan Orlando, Orange County and City of Orlando are taking to make our streets walker, biker, people friendly — especially since Central Florida was ranked #1 in preventable pedestrian accidents when […]

Operation Best Foot Forward Results: 161 Citations & 98 Warnings

School is out. And, this means more than 100,000 Orange County students are on summer break – playing outside, biking through neighborhoods or just having fun. In June, Orange County Sherriff’s Office (OCSO) and Orlando Police Department (OPD) focused their  efforts on ped safety, reminding drivers they must yield to […]

Project DTO: Asking for Your Ideas of What Makes a Great City

Orlando residents and downtown workers flocked to Wall Street Plaza in June to share their vision for the future of downtown Orlando. Divided into nine key topics ranged from transportation, open spaces, sustainability to arts & culture and the city’s identity – everything was on the table. Hundreds showed up […]

Yield Rates On the Rise

Enforcement is over – data collection begins. The data dudes were out at a mid-block crosswalk at N Pine Hills Rd N of North Lane. The yield rate increased from 7% in February to over 24% in June. Thanks to OSCO for targeting this mid-block crosswalk in February and again […]