Month: August 2015

Bike to school at Brookshire Elementary

Parents and children of Brookshire Elementary are noticing a big perk as they return to school this week – a safer stretch of roadway to make it to class. The Orlando and Winter Park area got its first cycle track this summer. A cycle track, or protected bike lane, – […]

Operation BFF kicks off Wednesday

ORLANDO, Fla. – Children are the least predictable pedestrian and the most difficult to see.  Last year in Orange County, 74 children under the age of 14 collided with a car.  Motorists failing to yield are sometimes to blame. That’s why the Orlando Police Department (OPD) and Orange County Sheriff’s […]

BFF heads to SoDo for National Night Out

The folks at the National Night Out event in SoDo cared about peds and made it known to us at BFF. We had over 75 people swing by the BFF table as they enjoyed games and goodies all across Downtown South. Guests who visited our table mentioned concerns over feeling […]

Complete Streets policy adopted in City of Longwood

As part of its commitment to provide safe transportation options for all users, the City of Longwood adopted a Complete Streets policy last month. It joins more than 720 agencies nationwide in the effort to integrate people and place into planning and designing of transportation networks and comes after the […]

Reflective crosswalks on Washington Street

When you’re driving down E. Washington Street near Thornton Park, you may notice the crosswalk at N. Summerlin Avenue, or you should! The City of Orlando recently placed reflective pavement markers at the approaches to the crosswalk. The reflective markers, which are visible during inclement weather and at night, are common […]

OCPS bus drivers go to school for pedestrian safety

Did you know a school bus weighs about 23,000 pounds. The size and weight of school buses can make it difficult for bus operators to see pedestrians and stop quickly for them. And that’s why 1,300Orange County Public School bus drivers got a refresher course on pedestrian safety just in time […]

It’s all about Back-to-School tips

With the return of school here, make sure your Back-to-School style is one of safety. Bike/Walk Central Florida was featured by WESH in a back-to-school segment with great tips for all pedestrians and bicyclists or parents, kids, teachers and school visitors: Follow the rules of the road. Walk on sidewalks, don’t run […]

Cape Coral adopts Complete Streets policy

Cape Coral residents are getting more walkable and bike-friendly streets, now that the Cape Coral City Council adopted a Complete Streets policy on Aug. 17 – joining the 720 cities around the country and 48 communities in Florida who are supporting the Complete Streets approach. In that area alone, Lee MPO, […]