Tag: trails

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 […]

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 […]

We’re buzzing about Orange County’s latest moves in trails

Orange County is making headway in trails and connectivity.  Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Commissioners Victoria Siplin and Bryan Nelson and Orange County parks and recreation staff and volunteers were some of the many trails supporters on hand to witness recent progress on the Pine Hills Trail and Shingle Creek Trail.  On October 18, […]

Gertrude’s Walk Extensions Update

Good news! The Orlando City Council approved extensions to Gertrude’s Walk Urban Trail – a multi-use trail located in Downtown Orlando. The existing trail currently spans three blocks from Church Street to Washington Street running parallel to the railroad tracks. The new extensions add two additional links from Washington Street to Jefferson […]

The City of Orlando’s First Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts are in

Walkers and bikers do count in the City of Orlando. A few weeks ago, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the results from its 2015 Bike/Ped Counter program to collect baseline data from 12 locations. Locations: Orlando Urban Trail, Lake Eola Park, Lake Baldwin Loop, Cady Way Trail, Gertrude’s Walk, Lake […]

Orlando City Council will vote on Gertrude’s Walk extensions Dec. 14

On Dec. 14, the Orlando City Council will vote on Gertrude’s Walk Urban Trail extensions.  The existing trail currently spans three blocks from Church Street to Washington Street running parallel to the railroad tracks. The extensions add two links north from Washington Street to Jefferson Street and from Amelia Street to Concord Street. […]

By the numbers: 84,582 peds strong

Tens of thousands of people are using Orlando’s ped and bike trails. From July 9 to August 9, 36,798 walkers and bikers were counted on Lake Baldwin and Cady Way trails in July and August. The City of Orlando is installing pedestrian and bike counters throughout town as part of its initiative to […]