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. Amanda Day, Project Director, Best Foot Forward, at 407-636-5606 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media questions, please email Amanda Day at Amanda@bikewalkcf.org
Check out a presentation or to learn more about the BFF coalition:
- BFF Program Overview Presentation 10/2017
- About the BFF Coalition
- Dangerous By Design 2016 Report, listing the Metro Orlando region as one of the most dangerous places for people walking
Media Materials for Download (PDF)
FAQ: Orange County – Local, State and National Pedestrian Safety Data (2017) & Driver Yield Rates for BFF: May 2018
FAQ: Osceola County – Local, State and National Pedestrian Safety Data (2017) & Driver Yield Rates for BFF: August 2018
Q&A About the Best Foot Forward Program: October 2017
BFF Pictures & Video of Enforcement & Education Outreach
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