Tag: Orlando

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 […]

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 […]

iYield4Euro(ped)ians

Having grown up in Central Florida, I am no stranger to dangerous walking conditions. However, when I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, I quickly realized that it’s not easy to travel on foot, no matter where you are in the world. But what makes it so much more dangerous here […]

City of Orlando making strides

Locals in Orlando may start noticing some major improvements in walkability. The City of Orlando is hard at work in expanding its trails and route infrastructure to close gaps in connectivity and provide safety for those on foot or bike in Orlando. The two block extension of Gertrude’s Walk in the downtown […]

Downtown Orlando: Ready to reThink your commute?

More than 70,000 people drive to Downtown Orlando (DTO) for their daily commute, and you might even be one of them. Have you considered a different method of getting to work? reThink Your Commute is challenging you to step out of your comfort zone (read: the inside of your car) […]

New Kissimmee SunRail station encourages walkability

BFFs at the City of Kissimmee are getting a welcome addition. With the new SunRail station opening downtown on July 30 within walking distance of shops in downtown Kissimmee, walkability is top of mind. That’s why, downtown Kissimmee business owners and residents are urging drivers to chill out and look out […]

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 […]

Operation BFF Coverage: TV, Print & Social Media Recap

With 47 reported pedestrian fatalities in Orange County, 2017 is shaping up to be one of the deadliest years on record for people simply trying to walk across a street. Add in the fact that Daylight Savings just ended and we’ve got a dangerous combo. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]