Author: Best Foot Forward

Reaching out to Drivers in their Space

Earlier this month, Amanda Day, Executive Director of Bike/Walk Central Florida took to the radio waves to help educate people about pedestrian and bicycle safety. She interviewed with Cox Media Radio here in Orlando to discuss the importance of the newly released Dangerous by Design report and how we can […]

Data Collection… Saves Lives?

Did you know that throughout the year, we are monitoring certain local crosswalks, and tracking just how many drivers stop for pedestrians crossing the street? In preparation for our next enforcement event, Operation BFF, we sent out a team of data collectors this week to observe and measure driver and […]

Future Leaders Learn What it Takes to Make Cities Walkable

Students from Rollins College got the opportunity to see, first hand, how local transportation engineers and city planners are successfully working to make Central Florida a better place for walkers, bikers and those that take public transit. Through our BFF partnership with Rollins College, these future conservationists, city planners and […]

Coming Soon: Best Foot Forward in Seminole County

BFFers – we have some exciting news… the Best Foot Forward program is expanding into Seminole County. First launched in Orange County in 2012, with Osceola County following in 2017, Seminole County is now hopping on board.  On February 4, we hosted a meeting with transportation agencies and planners, traffic engineers, law […]

Mayor, Commissioner Cut Ribbon on First Phase of New Trail

It’s another great day for trail lovers in Orange County. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and District 6 Commissioner Victoria Siplin celebrated the opening of Phase 1, Segment 1 of the Shingle Creek Trail during a ribbon cutting ceremony. This one-mile segment stretches alongside the scenic Shingle Creek from underneath […]

Team Explores Central Florida On Foot, Via Public Transit

Sometimes, you just need a brain break, especially during a busy week. A couple of Bike/Walk Central Florida team members recently snuck away from their desks to explore some of Central Florida’s transit options (all in the name of research, of course).  First, the duo headed to the Winter Park […]

News 13 & WFTV discuss latest Dangerous by Design report

In the wake of the latest Smart Growth America Dangerous by Design 2019 report — again ranking Central Florida as one of the most dangerous places for people to walk — regional officials, advocates and organizations continue to work together for pedestrian safety. Media in Central Florida has also stepped […]