Month: August 2014

What Matters to Orlandoans?

Shaping Orlando’s future has become even simpler! A new online survey allows any interested stakeholders to have their say in future development of Downtown Orlando. Orlandoans are being asked to give their opinions about what really matters to them. Are you interested in specific public features such as parking, open […]

Orange County Update Engineering for Pedestrians

To increase the safety of students crossing from UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management to the Lake Cay Commons shopping plaza, the Orange County School Safety Coordinator along with other parties like Rosen Hotels & Resorts installed new flashing signs along the crosswalk. As the Rosen area continues to grow, […]

Feet Not Fuel

When is the last time your child walked or biked to school? The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) from Brevard County has rolled out the Feet Not Fuel Program, using technology to promote Safe Routes to Schools. The website gives students 24/7 access to pedestrian safety tips, carbon footprint […]

Enforcement is Now in Session!

Attention drivers: today and tomorrow the Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office will be enforcing the pedestrian yield law around Orange County to the tune of a $164 fine.  That’s what it will cost you if you fail to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, as required […]

Skateboard Racks – the New Normal

Along with updated classrooms and crosswalks, Lake Silver Elementary School has added gated bike racks and even skateboard racks to their sparkling new campus. How cool is it to see schools embracing other forms of mobility for our little peds? Did you know that this actually a requirement for new […]

Beat the Parking Lot Blues: Bike & Walk to Shop

Anyone familiar with Central Florida’s busiest shopping centers are used to this scene: cramped spaces and tight turns, disorganized layouts, and general madness. Sound anything like your typical trip to Waterford Lakes? Or, what about the new Trader Joe’s in Winter Park where cars jockey for spots at all hours […]

National Night Out – Orange County & BFF Style

August 5, 2014 was America’s NIGHT OUT Against Crime, and your Best Foot Forward team participated in 5 local National Night Out events, promoting safe communities across Orange County. At Avalon Park’s event, BFF partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation and fitted over 100 kids with bicycle helmets.  At […]