Engineering

RRFBs drive change on Central Florida roads

Imagine you live at the Lancaster Villas Apartments at Lancaster Road and Voltaire Drive. You want to go to the grocery store, or a restaurant or church. The good news: all those things are right across the street. The bad news: that street is five lanes wide and cars often […]

Road Diets: The Paradox of Traffic Flow

Can narrowing major roads actually make traffic flow better while making the area safer for pedestrians? The short answer: yes. Cutting out lanes from large, traffic heavy roads makes drivers spread out and slow down. Many drivers feel this is counter-intuitive. They think, ‘more lanes means cars can go faster,’ […]

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 […]

Sanford’s New Goal: More People, Fewer Cars

Sanford is a growing place—in both population and visitors. Elected officials there are getting creative in the steps they’re taking to encourage more people to come into the heart of downtown, but to leave their cars behind. Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett is proud that his city offers the most transportation […]

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 […]

Reaching out to Drivers in their Space

Earlier this month, Amanda Day, Executive Director of Bike/Walk Central Florida took to the radio waves to help educate people about pedestrian and bicycle safety. She interviewed with Cox Media Radio here in Orlando to discuss the importance of the newly released Dangerous by Design report and how we can […]

Collab on Kirkman brings welcome changes

Residents and students in the MetroWest area will soon see some new perks thanks to a collaboration between the Florida Department of Transportation, the City of Orlando and MetroPlan Orlando.  The Kirkman Road Resurfacing and Off-Street Trail Project will bring 1.9 miles of off-street trail segments to Kirkman Road and […]