Month: September 2015

The City of Orlando gets Complete – Streets, that is

To become a world-class city, the City of Orlando is working to become more “complete” – with an addition of a Complete Streets policy that will help ensure that roads that are repainted and redesigned are done so with bicyclists, pedestrians, drivers, and transit users in mind. In September, the City of Orlando reviewed a […]

BFF is in the house at Clarcona Elementary

BFF joined Orange County staff members at the 2015 Clarcona Elementary School Open House on September 17th. Staff members fitted students with helmets while BFF handed out pedestrian safety goodies. We were so glad to see parents so engaged in safety, as many of them were interested in learning more […]

BFF talks to WESH: PED deaths are preventable

BWCF executive director, Amanda Day, met up with WESH news to talk about preventing PED deaths after a person was tragically hit and killed by a car on State Road 50 this week.  State Road 50 was shut down early Thursday morning in Ocoee after a vehicle hit and killed […]

Got Sole? Join Healthy Central Florida for the Sole Challenge on 10/24

Bring your school, faith group, dog, kids, friends, non-profit organization or business for a heart-healthy walk through beautiful Maitland. The community groups with the most walkers win cash – and individuals or businesses can win great prizes too. Quinn Strong Park (345 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland)  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Walk […]

A wonderfully clear explanation on how road diets work

A word that keeps popping up as the Florida Department of Transportation moves toward safer streets is road diet. The concept can be hard to wrap your head around. If you need a visual, take a look at these four short videos from Planner Jeff Speck that show you exactly what […]

Crossing JYP in Kissimmee just got a whole lot easier

The grand opening of the pedestrian and bicycle bridge in Kissimmee celebrated the imagination and partnership that made this new edition possible. The 220 bridge crosses over John Young Parkway just north of Colombia Avenue. It’s one of the final keys in the grand plan for the city’s bicycle path system and connector […]

Maitland works to take ownership of downtown traffic

The city of Maitland is exploring different avenues to curb traffic in its downtown district. One of those routes includes taking one eponymous cut-through street into city custody. At their last City Council meeting on Aug. 24, members of the Maitland City Council agreed to jumpstart talks with Orange County […]

Central Floridians want alternatives to driving

Guess what – Central Floridians are looking for alternatives to driving – and it shows with increased use of public transportation, and walking and biking. MetroPlan Orlando surveyed more than 1,000 Central Florida residents about their transportation habits and wants and the results are positive for the efforts being made […]