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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Engineering’s important role in designing safer streets

What we are facing…… The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is at a 25-year high.  In Florida, pedestrian deaths rose 40% between 2009 and 2016. Implementing comprehensive changes that comprise the 3 E’s of Engineering, Education and Enforcement of the law will be pivotal in decreasing pedestrian fatalities […]

OPD receives $46,000 grant to improve pedestrian and bike safety

Congratulations are in order for the Orlando Police Department (OPD) – they were just awarded a $46,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to combat pedestrian and cyclist accidents here in Orlando. According to Orlando Weekly, “the grant will fund efforts from Dec. 4 to May 15, 2018 to increase […]

Spotlight on Stop lights – National Stop on Red Day 2017

  Green means go, and red means stop – it’s a simple fact. But sadly, in 2015, 771 people were killed and another 137,000 were injured in red-light running accidents. August 11th was National Stop on Red Day, and Best Foot Forward, along with Florida Department of Transportation, Orlando Police […]

All-user street design is official at FDOT

You hear of resolutions being passed and policies being adopted, but it’s way more exciting when those resolutions and policies lead to action. Case in point: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)’s Complete Streets Policy, which the department took up with the goal of designing roads that accommodate people who […]

Road diet for Robinson Street?

The City of Orlando and FDOT encouraged community feedback by hosting workshops during the study process.Robinson Street is a major four-lane road that provides one of the main gateways to downtown Orlando’s iconic Lake Eola Park. Cars and trucks often top the posted 35 mph speed limit, making people on […]