Month: September 2014

Connecting Communities Coast to Coast

If you haven’t gotten the invite yet, BWCF and the Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation are co-hosting a reception on September 18, 2014 to celebrate the Coast to Coast Movement. The party will be at Casa Feliz on Park Ave in Winter Park starting at 5pm. Come show your support for this enormous effort […]

Peds Count to MetroPlan

Do you want to contribute to making Orlando a more pedestrian-friendly community? MetroPlan Orlando needs your help. This week, they are recruiting volunteers to help count pedestrians and cyclists at specific locations around the city. These counts give important feedback about how facilities like SunRail, crosswalks, and bike ways are […]

International Walk to School Day

Mark your calendars – International Walk to School Day is happening this year on October 8th, 2014. Join communities from more than 40 countries in walking or biking to school that day. This annual event celebrates a year-round movement for safe routes to school. Let’s all show our support for a great […]

BFF in the News: Operation Best Foot Forward

BFF In the News: Operation Best Foot Forward   Orange county deputies crack down on crosswalk violators – 2 Min segment Click ORLANDO 8/26/2014 Erica Rakow   WDBO-FM 08/26/2014 6:55 PM   WKMG-ORD (CBS) 08/26/2014 6:13 PM   Central Florida News 13 08/26/2014 4:37 PM   WKMG-ORD (CBS) 08/26/2014 11:09 […]

BWCF Chair Billy Hattaway Talks Pedestrian Safety in Governing

In case you missed the latest issue of Governing magazine, Billy Hattaway, who serves as the Chair for BWCF in addition to his day job as the District One Secretary for the FDOT, was featured talking about efforts to improve safety for pedestrians in Florida. Poorer neighborhoods face much higher […]

Ciclovia is Coming to Orlando

Heads up, peds and cyclists! Robinson Street will be car-free from 10am – 3pm on September 21st  to host Ciclovia. This event – that has roots in South America – encourages people to get out and explore parts of their city in a new and different way.  Come be a […]

BFF Spreads Across America

Best Foot Forward is creating a stir all the way up the east coast, from Miami to Boston.  Praise and acknowledgement from ER professionals, reporters, transportation planning organizations and change-makers in Tallahassee are flooding our social media channels.   To read more comments, visit our Facebook page.

Enforcement Stats Are in From OPD and OCSO

Did you catch Operation Best Foot Forward in the news last week? Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office enforced the pedestrian yield law around Orange County, punishing offenders to the tune of a $164 fine.  That’s what it costs you if you fail to yield to a pedestrian […]