Orange County

Talkin’ ped safety with the South Apopka Safe Neighborhood

Shout out to the South Apopka Safe Neighborhood for allowing us to join their January meeting to talk about all things BFF. During the presentation, BFFer Amanda Day provided information about the Florida driver yield law and stressed the importance of always stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks. As with most of […]

First Ever Multi-Jurisdictional Operation Best Foot Forward

*Video Crosswalks are El Trio Way & North Pine Hills Road, North Thacker Avenue & Apopka Vineland Road The Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Kissimmee Police Department, St. Cloud Police Department, and Osceola County Sheriff’s Office were out on November 7 cracking down on the crosswalks for the […]

Pine Hills Press puts spotlight on road safety

The Pine Hills Press, a free newspaper that has been keeping residents of Pine Hills and neighboring communities informed for 23 years, puts the pressure on for safer streets in it’s June/July issue. An article focusing on the problems of our car-centric mindset brings up the unfortunate fact that pedestrian […]

BFF team attends FDOT’s Stop on Red event

Best Foot Forward joined various organizations from all over Central Florida at a busy Orange County intersection to support the national ‘Stop on Red’ week. Participants stood on the sidewalks at all four corners of the intersection waving signs, handing out goodie bags and reminding driver to stop at red lights. […]

Orange County Mayor reminds students to keep their Eyes Up & Ears Open

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has safety on her mind as students head back to school following summer break. This comes as no surprise, as Mayor Jacobs has always been passionate about keeping walkers and bikers safe along county roadways. Her commitment is reflected through Orange County’s Walk-Ride-Thrive pedestrian safety initiative […]

It’s National Stop on Red Week

\ August 5-August 11 is this year’s National Stop on Red Week. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is partnering with the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR), the City of Orlando, Orange County, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), Maynard Evans High School, the Pine Hills Neighborhood District, Channel […]

Orange County Sheriff’s Office releases Best Foot Forward PSA video

Since 2012, Best Foot Forward (BFF) has been diligently planting its grassroots seeds all over Central Florida.  It started with a small group of concerned citizens, politicians, and police officers but quickly grew into a larger initiative.  When Sheriff Jerry Demings and other Orlando and Orange County law enforcement launched […]