Month: January 2015

Pedestrian Crashes: More Than You Think

“Pedestrian struck and killed on Orlando road.” Sadly, a version of this headline appears almost every week in our local media. Car vs. pedestrian events are tragedies that lead to finger-pointing and blame – drivers, pedestrians, lights, environment, and everything in between. The truth is, there are multiple factors at […]

BFF at MLK at DTO

  It’s MLK Day! Best Foot Forward arrived in Downtown Orlando and roads were already packed.  Without an easy way for one staff member to find parking and take multiple trips to the vendor site to set up the BFF table, I needed a new plan.   I grabbed my […]

Orange County Takes a Proactive Approach to Ped Safety

The best way to assess ped problems is to be a ped. Orange County planners did just that as part of the Texas – Americana Road Safety Small Area Study in the neighborhood bounded by John Young Parkway, Orange Blossom Trail, Oak Ridge Road and 33rd Street. Traveling by foot they […]

Amanda Day: Orlando roads need to be more bike, walker friendly

Amanda Day (left), 43, is the executive director of Bike/Walk Central Florida, a nonprofit that promotes bicycle and pedestrian safety throughout Metro Orlando. Members push to develop and maintain recreational trails and make sure roads are built to accommodate walkers and bicyclists. Day spoke recently with Orlando Sentinel transportation writer […]