Month: February 2015

Residents show their support of Operation Best Foot Forward

During February’s Enforcement, people – some walking and some even driving – came out in support of the program. We are so grateful for the residents who are invested in their communities and keeping the neighborhoods pedestrian safe. Here’s what we heard from residents: At Pine Hills and El Trio […]

Observations from a first-time BFF

Who knew that one of the biggest tourist destinations is also one of the most dangerous places for peds?My name is Dana Harris and I’m the newest BFF here at Best Foot Forward. I moved to Orlando from Michigan six months ago and was struck by the daily news reports […]

Operation BFF: That Pedestrian You Just Cut-Off Might be a Cop

Attention Drivers: That Pedestrian You Just Cut-Off Might be a Cop. Operation Best Foot Forward draws attention to Crossing Guard Awareness Month by cracking down on crosswalk violators near schools What: February is Crossing Guard Awareness Month and throughout Orange County Public Schools there are more than 450 school crossing guards. […]

Crossing Guards Helped What Cross The Road?

Katy, a member of the BFF team, spoke with Tony Calabro, Brian Dabney, and Donna Mitchell about their experiences as Orange County Crossing Guards. These guards had a lot to share, but one story in particular stood out to us. Check out Tony’s story about his craziest crosswalk encounter, and stay tuned for […]

The C2C Connector: February 2015

Stay up to date with all things about the Coast to Coast Connector by subscribing to the newsletter, sent out by the Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation. The February edition of the The Coast to Coast Connector features a variety of topics, including: Trails = Strong People. Strong Economy. Strong Communities. 20 trails, 1 […]

Orlando Sentinel: Big Need At Schools – Crossing Guards

Until recently, it wasn’t unusual for Scott Boyd to see an early morning email pop up in his inbox: Students are crossing six lanes of traffic alone because there’s no crossing guard at Sunset Park Elementary near Windermere. “It happened often,” said Boyd, the Orange County commissioner who represents the […]

Orlando Sentinel: School Crossing Guards Vital To Safety – My Word

When the Orange County Board of County Commissioners presented the proclamation recognizing School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day as Feb. 6 — today — I thought it was an excellent opportunity to highlight the significant contributions that these men and women give to our community. The presence of a crossing guard […]

Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon…..What?

What is an RRFB? It stands for Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon, and these flashing lights do a great job of alerting drivers to pedestrians crossing the street. North Reddington Beach, a town just north of St. Petersburg, Florida, used RRFBs to lower the number of pedestrian fatalities and saw great […]