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Best Foot Forward works diligently with local and national media to help spread the message of pedestrian safety and raise awareness of Florida’s driver yield law. Best Foot Forward is happy to set up interviews with partners. Please contact Emily Bush or Vince Dyer at [email protected] or 407.542.6074.

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About the Program and Coalition

The Best Foot Forward for pedestrian safety program is administered by the local non-profit Bike/Walk Central Florida (BWCF). Best Foot Forward was created to reverse the conflict between pedestrians and drivers by focusing on one specific behavior change – getting more drivers to yield for pedestrians at marked crosswalks as Florida law requires. More than a campaign, Best Foot Forward is a behavior change-based program designed to improve road safety through consistent and persistent education, high-visibility crosswalk enforcement, and low-cost engineering at marked crosswalks near elementary schools and LYNX bus stops, in urban areas and cross-sections of low and high-speed roads.

Best Foot Forward operates in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties and is the largest pedestrian-focused grassroots coalition in the nation, working with more than 35 local and regional partners. Since launching in 2012, the percentage of drivers yielding to people in marked crosswalks has increased from 17% to more than 52% on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph and lower and 2% to 43% on roads 40 mph and higher.

More about Best Foot Forward Coalition Partners

Other Media Materials

Dangerous by Design report listing Central Florida as one of the most deadly places for pedestrians in the country.

Previous Best Foot Forward Media Releases

Past press releases are available for download (pdf):


05.06.22 11 Law Enforcement Agencies Team Up to Protect Trail Users

02.19.22 With Higher Risk for Pedestrians with Disabilities, Enforcement Operation Highlights “Inclusive Streets” Practices


11.08.21 End of Daylight Savings Time Triggers a Deadly Risk for Pedestrians

07.24.21 Enforcement of Driver Yield Law Prior to Back to School

03.09.21 Pedestrian Risks Rising on Central Florida Streets – Operation Best Foot Forward this Month


07.02.20 Local Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Crosswalk Crackdown as More Drivers Get Back on Road

Bike/Walk Central Florida Announces New Executive Director: Emily Hanna

03/11/20: Orange and Osceola County team up in crosswalk enforcement to urge caution in light of Daylight Saving Time

02/14/20: Largest Crosswalk Enforcement Operation set for Feb. 18 in Seminole County


11/08/19: Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and Kissimmee Police Department Warn Drivers of Crosswalk Crackdown

10/02/19: Media Alert: Seminole County is Putting Its ‘Best Foot Forward’: 17 Partners Join Coalition

10/02/191:Media Alert: Best Foot Forward Launches in Seminole County- Spanish

09/18/19: For Pedestrian Safety Month, Orange County Deputies, Orlando Police Step Up Crosswalk Enforcement

06/26/19: Law Enforcement Target Unsafe Drivers to Protect Children, Seniors

06/19/19: Law Enforcement Target Unsafe Drivers to Protect Children, Seniors

04/19/19: Stopping Distracted Driving: Crosswalk Crackdown Coming to Osceola County

03/24/19: Spring Break Brings Crosswalk Crackdown in Orange County and Orlando


11/07/18: Crosswalk enforcement scheduled in Orange and Osceola Counties as Daylight Saving Time ends

08/15/18: Crosswalk Crackdown Planned in Kissimmee & Osceola County on Wed., August 15

06/13/18: Operation Best Foot Forward – School’s Out and So Are The Cops in Orange County & City of Orlando 

04/16/18: Operation Best Foot Forward Begins in Osceola County

02/07/18: Operation Best Foot Forward: OPD and OSCO Hit the Roads in Crosswalk Crackdown

Bike/Walk Central Florida manages and administers the Best Foot Forward program on behalf of coalition partners.

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