City of Orlando

Swan Design Commands Crosswalk Attention in Thornton Park

Swans command attention with their grace and beauty. But in Thornton Park a swan-patterned crosswalk will now command drivers’ attention to yield for pedestrians. On September 19, the Thornton Park Main Street District unveiled this newly painted “swan crosswalk” at the intersection of Washington and Summerlin. The artwork features an […]

Operation BFF: A Tale of Two (kinds of) Crosswalks

Last week Orlando Police Department (OPD) officers and Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) deputies hit the streets for Operation Best Foot Forward. Their goal: to raise drivers’ awareness about Florida law, which requires drivers to yield or stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks. How Operation BFF works: Before an operation, […]

Operation BFF: Through the Eyes of Interns

Crosswalk Crackdowns, or “Operation BFF” are one of the most important parts of the Best Foot Forward Program. Along with Education, Engineering and Evaluation, BFF uses Enforcement to further its mission of changing driver behavior. The goal: get more drivers to yield or stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks, thus […]

Orlando Residents Reimagine Robinson St.

Robinson Street—a major east-west corridor—is slated for a much-needed facelift. The Florida Department of Transportation has been working on the study and plan for nearly three years. Robinson Street runs through the heart of Orlando and serves a diverse range of people who bike, walk, ride transit and drive. The […]

I-Drive is Becoming Safer for Pedestrians

If you’re from Orlando or have ever visited the area, chances are you’ve walked on International Drive. And, chances are you’ve had to cross the street. As one of the busiest commercial areas in Orlando and home to countless tourist attractions, I-Drive is constantly packed with people on the move. While […]

Help Wanted: Be a Crossing Guard, Be a Hero

Picture this: A 6-year old little boy, Johnny, lives just ten minutes away from his elementary school. Today is his special day; it’s Johnny’s turn to present to his class for show-and-tell. Little Johnny spent all night last night deciding what to bring. Should he bring his signed basketball from […]