Tag: City of Orlando

Make 2019 the year you improve your city

With 2018 in the books, many are beginning their list of New Year’s resolutions. Instead of sticking to the norm, why not think about making goals based on the city you live in and love? A recent article from Fast Company highlights resolutions to not only improve yourself, but also […]

Orlando area police officers train in pedestrian/bicycle safety law enforcement

Orlando Police Department (OPD) hosted four “FDOT Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Pedestrian and Bicycle Law Enforcement: Laws, Procedures and Best Practices” training classes.  The classes are being presented throughout Florida by the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) on FDOT’s behalf.  OPD invited BFF to share law enforcement’s part in […]

Words matter: Reporting crashes in the media

Can you spot the difference in the following headlines? “Vehicle Injures Woman, Police Say” “Young Woman Faces Debilitating Injuries After Being Struck by Driver, While in Crosswalk” The first headline uses passive verbs which separates the action from the subject. The language clearly creates a victim-blaming division of “us” vs “them.” […]

New trail to link Lake Underhill Path to Downtown Orlando

For someone biking, there aren’t many things more enticing than a great network of bicycle trails, which offer a safe haven for those traveling on two wheels. Last October, the City of Orlando proposed the Orlando Bicycle Beltway, an 8.5-mile loop from downtown Orlando to the Fashion Square/Colonial area and […]

BFF makes a splash with OPD

Best Foot Forward splashed in with OPD at their National Night Out Safety Splash event. National Night Out focuses on strengthening ties between law enforcement and the community. OPD encourages residents to host their own National Night Out block parties on October 2 and even gives them kits to get […]

BFF joins OPD to talk safety for National Night Out

This week, the BFF team headed to the Orlando Police Department (OPD) for their annual Leader’s Training event. The training, hosted by OPD, is a gathering for neighborhood watch leaders to learn about hosting a National Night Out (NNO) block party in their own neighborhoods. NNO is an annual community-building […]

Vehicle size matters

Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) come in handy – they make it easy to lug around groceries and kids, can stand some off-roading and may even score some pretty decent gas mileage if you have a newer model. However, these perks also come with a huge downside: People walking have a […]

Pedestrians vs people walking – there’s a difference

Did you catch this news story from WKMG earlier this month? “Orlando man was struck and killed by a Ford Mustang as he crossed the street Tuesday night”. You may not have noticed it, but the words used have a direct impact on how we decipher the information. When reporting […]