Month: February 2014

Fact Sheet: Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety

Fact Sheet Best Foot Forward For Pedestrian Safety Orlando is the most dangerous city for pedestrians in the nation, according to Transportation America   Four Florida metropolitan areas were ranked as the most dangerous places to walk. Metro Orlando Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Jacksonville Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach   Why is Metro Orlando […]

Day In the Life of a Data Collector

  Katy, Best Foot Forward coordinator and data collector, shares her experience collecting baseline yield rates data at various crosswalks throughout Orlando and Orange County They call me an “aggressive” pedestrian.  It is probably because of my time spent in Washington, DC and New York City, where walking was my […]

Dangerous Drivers, Beware: Enforcement This Week

MEDIA ADVISORY Immediate Release: Feb 3, 2014 FURTHER INFORMATION: Amanda Day (407) 716-8221 Joan Carragher (508) 415-3351     *MEDIA TIP* Dangerous Drivers, Beware. OPD and OCSO are cracking down on motorists who won’t yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk this week.  What:    February is Crossing Guard Awareness month and […]

February 7 is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day!

Crossing Guards are often our first contact with pedestrian safety as children – They are the first ones, besides our parents, who instruct us where to cross, how to be safe and they protect our safe passage across the street on our way to school. And, as drivers, Crossing Guards […]

Lynx Launches SR 50/UCF Connector Alternatives Analysis

The SR 50/UCF Connector Alternatives Analysis Study is aimed at identifying issues, researching opportunities, and recommending improvements to the SR 50 corridor.  The results will be a comprehensive understanding of the transit needs in the area, a list of potential solutions, and the locally preferred solutions to meet the transit […]

FDOT District 5 Welcomes New Bike/Ped Coordinator

Deborah Tyrone is the newest member of the FDOT District 5 team Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator. With consistently high pedestrian fatality rates in Florida, FDOT has appropriately carved out two new positions within each district.  Tyrone’s position as Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator is focused closely with transportation planning, and bicycle and pedestrian safety via […]

Workshop: Navigating MAP-21

Interesting in learning more about navigating MAP-21?  Advocacy Advance – a partnership between the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Biking & Walking – is facilitating a “Navigating MAP-21” Workshop in Orlando on February 25, 2014 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at MetroPlan Orlando offices.  This workshop […]

Update on the Coast to Coast Connector

Florida’s walkers and bicyclists may see their wishes coming true this year- a safe, continuous trail connecting Central Florida’s coastlines. The Coast-to-Coast Connector is back on the legislative agenda to fill in the gaps between existing trails across the state.   Despite getting vetoed by the governor last year, Sen. Andy […]

Seminole County Seeks 1-cent Sales Tax for TRAILS…

It looks like Seminole County will be asking voters in a special election on May 20 to increase sales tax one penny to fund roads, trails and schools.  Today the sales tax is 6 cents, the lowest in the region. Elected officials say the dollars will be used to maintain […]