Tag: sidewalks

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

Take note, kids are going back to school

Central Florida schools resume classes this month and that means it’s time for a refresher course on street safety for children on foot and bikes. OK, parents, please grab a pen and notepad and take notes. There will be a quiz immediately following this lecture. Before school starts, map out […]

Orlando and Pedestrians: Top 5 Misconceptions

Who are these pedestrians anyway? Let’s address common misconceptions about people who walk: #1. Fewer people walking mean fewer pedestrian deaths. False. With most people in Orlando traveling by car, you might conclude that fewer people are walking and, therefore, there would be fewer pedestrian fatalities. Unfortunately, that isn’t the […]

Deadly Reminders of Orlando’s Dangerous Reputation

Smart Growth America’s Dangerous by Design 2016 report lists the deadliest cities to walk in, and Orlando’s ranking was down from first to third most dangerous. On the surface, this looks like an achievement. But someone caught in the path of an oncoming vehicle has no ranking, only a binary status: […]