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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 Katie Clarke at [email protected] or 407-636-5606.

All materials, including logos are available for download for use in news articles and stories.

Press Materials for Operation Best Foot Forward
on July 21, 2020

Media Advisory: Operation Best Foot Forward on July 21, 220

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Best Foot Forward Fact Sheet

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Bike/Walk Central Florida Announces New Executive Director, Three New Board Members
About the Program and Coalition

The Best Foot Forward for pedestrian safety program is administered by the local non-profit Bike/Walk Central Florida and first launched in Orange County and the City of Orlando in 2012. It expanded to Osceola County, Kissimmee and St. Cloud in 2017 and Seminole County in October 2019. Best Foot Forward is now made up of some 36 coalition partners across Central Florida.

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 in close proximity to elementary schools and LYNX bus stops, in urban areas and cross-sections of low and high-speed roads.

More about Best Foot Forward Coalition Partners

Best Foot Forward Photos and Videos

Best Foot Forward photos on Flickr

Best Foot Forward videos on YouTube

Other Media Materials

2019 Dangerous by Design report listing the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford MSA as the most deadly in the country for pedestrians.

Previous Best Foot Forward Media Releases

All press releases are available for download (pdf).

2020

Bike/Walk Central Florida Welcomes Three New Board Members

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

2019

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

2018

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

Best Foot Forward Logos

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Bike/Walk Central Florida advocates for bike pedestrian safety trails and complete streets

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

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