The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine WalkSafe program was launched in 2001 to improve pedestrian safety, increase physical activity levels by encouraging children to walk to and from school, and improve the walkability in and around elementary schools. With encouragement from Bike/Walk Central Florida and Best FootForward,Orange County Public Schools has mandated the WalkSafe program for K-2 students. It is a goal of Best Foot Forward to make the WalkSafe program mandatory for all student K – 5 in Orange County.
Each year, the program hosts a statewide poster contest, challenging students to display their knowledge of pedestrian safety through artwork. For more information about WalkSafe, visit the organization’s website.