Education

Can $25 save a pedestrian’s life?

Pedestrian safety doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, the City of Lakeland proved this through one of their most recent crosswalk developments. For just $25 and 30 minutes work, Lakeland has cut the number of crashes involving pedestrians by 60%, according to traffic operations manager Angelo Rao. So, how […]

Kids get active during YMCA Healthy Kids Day

There was no shortage of smiles at the South Orlando YMCA Healthy Kids Day, which took place on Saturday, April 27.  This family-packed annual event brought together community members with activities, classes, demos and challenges to keep everyone busy and active. Best Foot Forward joined the fun by educating residents […]

Meeting new BFFs at Casselberry Earth Fest

On Saturday, April 27, Best Foot Forward hosted a table at the 2019 Casselberry Earth Fest, the second-largest Earth Day event in Central Florida. With BFF soon launching in Seminole County, it was a great opportunity to introduce the program to residents and hear their thoughts about pedestrian safety in the […]

Spring has Sprung: BFF Makes Changes to Reflect New Growth

Spring is known as the season of new beginnings. The days are getting longer and warmer, little green shoots are pushing out of the dirt, soon to become beautiful flowers. In a similar way, the Best Foot Forward Coalition is growing and changing. When we first planted the seeds of […]

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 […]

BFF teams up with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to help educate, interact

Best Foot Forward joined with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and other organizations to help make The City Beautiful one of the best places to live. The Mayor’s Annual Neighborhood and Community Summit is a one-day training event to bring together residents, community leaders, city staff and elected officials. People can […]