Month: April 2015

Orlando Business Journal: How would you grade I-Drive’s walkability?

The Orlando Business Journal asked its readers to grade International Drive’s walkability. An overwhelming majority believe that I-Drive has a ways to go before its deemed walkable. (Check out the chart to the right) This survey arose after the Orange County I-Drive Steering Committee conducted a comprehensive study of this corridor and discovered […]

Mayor Dyer’s State of City highlights biking, walking

“Biking and walking options aren’t just about making it easier to get around. It’s about making our city more livable.” Mayor Dyer said that as part of his State of the City address on April 29 to a full house – where there weren’t enough seats and attendees, including us, […]

BFF Presents to the Tildenville Safe Neighborhood

BFF joined the Tildenville Safe Neighborhood group and community members at SunRidge Elementary School to talk all things pedestrian. The group was shocked to learn that people have the right of way over drivers in crosswalks – with one neighbor saying “No way, I thought the people must yield to drivers.” […]

Horsing around at the Wadeview Park Neighborhood Party

Big thanks to Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan for stopping by the Wadeview Park Neighborhood Association’s Picnic on April 25. Commissioner Sheehan, a big supporter of Best Foot Forward, took the time to talk about the importance of sidewalks and making the City of Orlando safer for pedestrians. Orlando Police Department’s […]

Celebrating Earth Day with One Less Car, One More Park

After the City of Orlando’s One Less Car, One More Park event, there is great potential for Orlando’s parking spaces – from an Urban Fitness trail with a rowing machine and a solar panel charging station to art displays. There were green spaces with lawn chairs and a bike-powered smoothie […]

Orange County Sheriff’s Office has 20+ openings for crossing guards

BFF joined the Orange County Student Pedestrian Safety Committee, crossing guard coordinators and transportation planners and engineers where the group discussed crossing guard vacancies, traffic backups at Freedom High School, and the walking shed for the new K-8 school in Parramore among other topics. A few things to know is […]