Tag: walkability

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]