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In the News: Best Foot Forward

The Best Foot Forward pedestrian safety initiative was launched in June 2012 to reduce pedestrian deaths and injuries in Metro Orlando by getting drivers to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and getting pedestrians to be more careful crossing the street. More than a campaign, this “Triple-E” behavioral change process seeks to create lasting social good through the consistent and persistent application of low-cost engineering, community education, and high-visibility enforcement.

The Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety coalition includes: MetroPlan Orlando, Orange County Government and Sheriff’s Office, Osceola County Government and Sheriff’s Office, the City of Kissimmee Government and Police Department, the City of Orlando and Police Department, the City of St. Cloud and Police Department, Florida Department of Health in Orange and Osceola Counties, School District of Osceola County, Orange County Public Schools, Orlando Health, Lynx, Winter Park Health Foundation, the Florida Department of Transportation, the University of Miami’s WalkSafe and Bike/Walk Central Florida.

Bike/Walk Central Florida manages and administers the Best Foot Forward program on behalf of coalition partners. Please contact Amanda Day, Project Director, Best Foot Forward, at 407-636-5606 or via email at amanda@bikewalkcf.org if you have any questions.


Media Materials for Download (PDF)

FAQ: Orange County & Osceola County Fast Facts for Operation BFF: November 2018

Q&A About the Best Foot Forward Program: October 2017


Check out a presentation or to learn more about the BFF coalition:

See the latest videos on Operation Best Foot Forward 


Press Releases

2018

11/07/18: Crosswalk enforcement scheduled in Orange and Osceola Counties as Daylight Saving Time ends

08/15/18: Crosswalk Crackdown Planned in Kissimmee & Osceola County on Wed., August 15

06/13/18: Operation Best Foot Forward – School’s Out and So Are The Cops in Orange County & City of Orlando 

04/16/18: Operation Best Foot Forward Begins in Osceola County

02/07/18: Operation BFF: OPD and OSCO Hit the Roads in Crosswalk Crackdown

2017

11/06/17: Operation Best Foot Forward (Daylight Savings)

10/30/17: Best Foot Forward Launched in Kissimmee and Osceola County

06/01/17: Operation Best Foot Forward (School’s Out)

04/20/17: Orange County students win WalkSafe Poster Contest 2017

03/15/17: Operation Best Foot Forward (Crosswalk Crackdown)

2016

09/01/16: Operation Best Foot Forward (Crosswalk Crackdown)

02/10/16: Operation Best Foot Forward (Crossing Guard Awareness Month)

2015

08/24/15: Operation Best Foot Forward (Back to School)

08/07/15: Best Foot Forward 2014 Progress Report

06/08/15: Operation Best Foot Forward (School’s Out)

04/09/15: Orange County students win WalkSafe Poster Contest 2015

03/10/15: Mayor Jacobs accepts Mayor’s Safe Streets Challenge

02/18/15: Operation Best Foot Forward (Crossing Guard Awareness Month)

2014

10/08/14: International Walk to School Day

10/06/14: Operation Best Foot Forward (International Walk to School Day)

08/22/14: Operation Best Foot Forward (Kids Back in School)

06/03/14: Operation Best Foot Forward (School’s Out)

05/20/14: Dangerous by Design Report

03/05/14: Orange County students win WalkSafe Poster Contest 2014

02/04/14: Operation Best Foot Forward (Crossing Guard Awareness Month)

2013

10/15/13: Operation Best Foot Forward (Halloween Safety)

10/09/13: BFF Celebrates Walk to School Day

06/10/13: Operation Best Foot Forward (School’s Out)

02/24/13: Operation Best Foot Forward

02/07/13: Orange County student wins statewide poster contest for WalkSafe 2013

2012

10/27/12: Operation Best Foot Forward’s Second Detail

10/03/12: International Walk to School Day


Educational Materials

It’s The Law (Enforcement Warning Flyer)

La Ley Es Clara (Enforcement Warning Flyer)


BFF Pictures & Video of Enforcement & Education Outreach

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Click on icon or link to see video and TV coverage of BFF events & high-visibility enforcement actions

 

 

 


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Best Foot Forward Coalition Partners