Month: October 2014

Amendment 1

The Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment So what’s Amendment 1?  Just ask our very own Scott Maxwell – the savvy, spirited and somewhat shrewd Sentinel columnist – recently voiced his support of Amendment 1.  This is what we know…If passed, it will allocate about 1-percent of the state budget to ensure resources are […]

Fall Back This Weekend

What the time change means for pedestrians and cyclists  November 2 marks the end of 2014 Daylight Savings Time.  This is your weekend reminder to change your clocks and “Fall Back” an hour. What this means for pedestrians and cyclists?  Increased activity on sidewalks and bike lanes during peak hours, […]

Pedalpalooza Frenzy Hits O-Town

Pedalpaloozas, community bike and safety fairs for families and cyclists, have been catching on all over the country.  On Saturday, October 11, Bike/Walk Central Florida participated in four Pedalpalooza events around Orlando. Festivities included organized bike rides, bike shops offering tune-ups and cycling tips, bike parades, Lynx demonstrations on how […]

Superheroes Ask You to Yield

Superheroes were all over the Children’s Safety Village on Saturday, October 11, to take part in the annual “Trunk or Treat” event – a fun, free event that provides a safe trick-or-treating environment for families.  Kids and parents walked around the Safety Village, visiting vehicles with decorated trunks and tables set up […]

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer crosses the street blindfolded

To raise awareness for the White Cane Law Imagine crossing the street and not being able to see anything? This scenario is a daily struggle for many Orlando residents who are visually impaired. That’s why Lighthouse Central Florida and the Greater Orlando Chapter of the Blind celebrated White Cane Safety […]

LIFE Attendee & Orlando Sentinel Reader Responds

UCF LIFE participant, Anne Gardepe, was so moved by the BFF presentation that she shared her comments with her fellow Orlando Sentinel readers.  Titled, “Be Aware of Pedestrians,” she asked residents if they know the driver yield laws – like must yielding to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk or […]

BFF’s for LIFE!

Pauline, Linda and Gloria are at the UCF campus early every Tuesday morning, usually with their boyfriends, to make sure they get to lectures on time.  Typical college coeds?  Not exactly.  They are students of LIFE (The Learning Institute for Elders) at UCF.   This over-50 crowd of life-long learners attends […]

City of Orlando: Sidewalks for Safety

Shout out to the City of Orlando for adding 22 miles of sidewalk to make Orlando neighborhood streets safer.  The locations for the new sidewalks were picked based on schools, parks, bus routes and SunRail locations.  Construction will begin in a few months and is expected to be complete in […]