Month: May 2015

Evans High School students beautify Pine Hills, Silver Star roads

Last month, Evans High Community School was flooded with student volunteers cleaning up campus in honor of the Trojan Day of Service. Hundreds of students showed up to beautify projects such as repainting school signs and picking up garbage along Pine Hills and Silver Star roads. Speaking of Silver Star Road, there’s […]

Thanking the doctors and nurses who are saving lives at Orlando Health

BFF was fortunate enough to host a table at Orlando Health in May and speak with doctors, nurses, priests, patients, and family members about preventing pedestrian injuries and fatalities. But the biggest highlight was meeting and thanking the doctors and nurses at the hospital who are saving the lives of the Central Florida’s pedestrian […]

Pedestrian crashes are up 15 percent so far this year

Did you know, that of all the days of the week, Sundays are the days you are least likely to get into a car accident? The Community Traffic Safety Team – made up of representatives from Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Transportation Planning, FDOT, city of […]

55% of drivers now yield on Lake Underhill Road

Crosswalk infrastructure makes a difference. We can prove it. When Best Foot Forward launched in 2012, only 19 percent of drivers yielded to pedestrians in the marked crosswalk at the Lake Underhill Trail. Thanks to targeted education, high-visibility enforcement operations, and state of the art engineering enhancements by the City of Orlando, […]

A vision for a walkable, bikeable downtown Orlando

Does this intersection look familiar? It is Robinson Street – in 2025, thanks to a new vision plan created by Project DTO Advancing Downtown Orlando. You may be asking, what does 2025 look like? Picture Robinson Street as a two-lane street instead of four, with bike lanes, larger sidewalks and more landscaping. Then […]

National Bike to School Day – All the links to the media coverage

National Bike to School Day May 6, 2015 Hundreds of students participated in the day’s activities 30+ schools participated Dommerich Elementary and Maitland Middle School Maitland Mayor McDonald walked with students and parents, accompanied by the Maitland Police Healthy Central Florida handed out water bottles and healthy snacks to students who […]