Month: June 2017

TV Coverage: Getting to school in downtown

Big improvements are coming to Downtown Orlando. First, Orange County Public Schools is opening one of its brand new schools in downtown, named OCPS Academic Center for Excellence (OCPS ACE). The new preschool through eight grade school is particularly remarkable. Not only does it serve students on one campus but […]

Pedestrians – safety in numbers

Stephen Miller discusses how the statistical number of pedestrian injuries is not the only item to observe when thinking about safety on streets. In his article, on Streetsblog USA, he describes the importance of drivers, pedestrians, and city infrastructure alike when looking at traffic dangers. To read more about this on Streetsblog […]

Green Man Plus: Crossing with Greater Ease

Have you ever had to rush across a crosswalk to make it before the timer runs out? Land Transport Authority in Singapore has created a safer and easier way for pedestrians to cross the road. The Green Man Plus card allows pedestrians extra time to cross the road with a […]

Crosswalk crackdown – Operation BFF featured in Orlando Sentinel

Local law enforcement joined Best Foot Forward on Wednesday, June 14 for another Operation BFF—and the results of monitoring six Orange County crosswalks provided a glimpse at how many Orlando drivers still fail to yield for people crossing the road. The Orlando Police Department (OPD) and Orange County Sheriff’s Office […]

Crackdown at the crosswalks – school is out, and so are the cops

Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office to enforce Florida’s driver yield law at marked crosswalks to improve pedestrian safety in Orange County and City of Orlando ORLANDO, Fla. – To keep roads safe for the more than 203,000 Orange County students starting summer break, the Orlando Police Department […]