Tag: Safety

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. […]

Collab on Kirkman brings welcome changes

Residents and students in the MetroWest area will soon see some new perks thanks to a collaboration between the Florida Department of Transportation, the City of Orlando and MetroPlan Orlando.  The Kirkman Road Resurfacing and Off-Street Trail Project will bring 1.9 miles of off-street trail segments to Kirkman Road and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

BFF goes back to school in Orange County

It’s that time of year again. School is starting and that means back to school sales and back to school fairs. Best Foot Forward will be giving safe walking tips at fairs for our Orange County Commissioner’s Siplin, Love and Thompson. And you can’t forget the puppets at the Michelee […]

Orange County helps students walk, ride and thrive this summer

With summer in session and kids out of school, it is important to remind everyone to stay safe.  Last week, 120 children attending an Orange County summer camp at Barnett Park learned all about safe biking and walking. The event was coordinated by Darryl Johnson, the Assistant Project Manager of […]