Protecting Children: Orange County Public Works Installs Raised Crosswalks at Most Dangerous School Crossings
News from Orange County Government News Room: It’s a frightening sight: a car or truck…
That’s right. Best Foot Forward is expanding. When the Triple E program launched in May 2012, the City of Orlando, Orange County, MetroPlan Orlando and LYNX targeted 15 marked crosswalks to be piloted for yield rate improvements. With targeted enforcement, education outreach and low-cost engineering, yield rates improved from 12% to 48% on roads posted at 35 mph.
Because of this success, the BFF coalition has boosted the number of crosswalks to be observed and added higher speed roads. Crosswalks are chosen based on location such as proximity to schools, bus stops, near SunRail, the number of pedestrian complaints, crashes, and scheduled engineering improvements. This past week, Orange County School crossing guards have been at these intersections taking baseline yield rate measurements of cars yielding to pedestrians, in preparation for Operation Best Foot Forward on Oct. 15. Check out the list of intersections to be observed:
Intersections at Roads posted 35 mph and less
Intersections on Roads posted 40 mph and more