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Orange County Mayor reminds students to keep their Eyes Up & Ears Open

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has safety on her mind as students head back to school following summer break. This comes as no surprise, as Mayor Jacobs has always been passionate about keeping walkers and bikers safe along county roadways. Her commitment is reflected through Orange County’s Walk-Ride-Thrive pedestrian safety initiative […]

Safe Streets Academy applicants identify top barriers to “complete streets”

This year, the City of Orlando was chosen to participate in Smart Growth America’s (SGA) first-ever Safe Streets Academy alongside Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, KY and South Bend, IN. These three communities will learn from national experts, collaborate with one another, and discuss best practices in engineering, tactical urbanism, creative placemaking, […]

What Moves You? FDOT Mobility Week: Oct. 28 – Nov. 3

Mark your calendars! Central Florida’s second annual Mobility Week Spearheaded by The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Mobility Week campaign provides the perfect opportunity for municipalities, transportation agencies, non-profits and local businesses to promote and explore ways to reduce car-use, test new technologies or showcase how smart and sustainable […]

Take note, kids are going back to school

Central Florida schools resume classes this month and that means it’s time for a refresher course on street safety for children on foot and bikes. OK, parents, please grab a pen and notepad and take notes. There will be a quiz immediately following this lecture. Before school starts, map out […]

Spotlight on Stop lights – National Stop on Red Day 2017

  Green means go, and red means stop – it’s a simple fact. But sadly, in 2015, 771 people were killed and another 137,000 were injured in red-light running accidents. August 11th was National Stop on Red Day, and Best Foot Forward, along with Florida Department of Transportation, Orlando Police […]

‘Incredible’ bike ride ends with plans for more

Lisa Portelli was in a foreign place the other day, behind the wheel of her car on her way to a business appointment instead of on a bike seat. A board member of Bike/Walk Central Florida, Portelli recently completed a nearly 2,000-mile cycling trip, riding from Portland, Maine to St. […]

Walking and biking on Oak Ridge Rd.

Residents living around Oak Ridge Road between Millenia Boulevard and Orange Blossom Trail (US 441) may be getting a make-over — a “concrete” make-over where sidewalks get fatter, roads skinnier and medians wide enough for bicycles, wheelchairs, and strollers. This is all part of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ INVEST […]