Tag: Education

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 […]

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 […]

BFF supports heads to The Oaks in Kissimmee for National Night Out

Best Foot Forward “backed The Blue” at The Oaks neighborhood’s National Night Out with the Kissimmee Police Department and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Community members came out to meet neighbors and spend some quality time with family, enjoy the fresh air and have some fun. Police officers were joined […]

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. […]

Heading back to school with Commissioner Love

Best Foot Forward joined Orange County Commissioner Rod Love for District 2’s annual back to school fair. The event focused on getting families ready for the 2018-2019 school year, and vendors from all over Central Florida attended. The BFF team talked to kids all about how to stay safe while […]

BFF joins Michelee’s Puppet show in Maitland

Members of the Best Foot Forward team joined the Michelee Puppets last week for their annual back-to-school bash. The Michelee Puppets are a non-profit organization that travel to schools and venues, using puppets to promote respect, responsibility and positive choices among children and families. The show was all about how to […]

One yield rate at a time

Six years ago, the Best Foot Forward (BFF) initiative launched to reverse the conflict between people walking and driving. The focus was simple: get more drivers to yield and stop for pedestrians at marked crosswalks as Florida law requires. Using education, engineering and enforcement, BFF has worked to increase awareness […]

Making the mark with media coverage

How do you know when you’ve made your mark? Especially when it’s about something so pedestrian as a pedestrian safety campaign. Some say, the campaign hit the mark because of its catchy name, Best Foot Forward (BFF). The name sticks, surprises, and even incites some to smile. Others say, BFF […]