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What Gets Measured Gets Better

Pedestrians are one of the most at-risk groups of roadway users. That’s why Best Foot Forward focuses on increasing the number of drivers yielding to pedestrians at marked crosswalks.

We believe it’s our duty to —push for safer street design, bring more resources to public outreach, enforce Florida’s driver yield laws, and evaluate our progress. That work began in June 2012 and continues on today.

BFF data collector Tony working with Sanford PD to calculate baseline yield rates
Tracking Measurable Progress

BFF employs the formula from the Institute of Traffic Engineers to calculate the number of drivers yielding to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk. It ensures that drivers have enough time to see pedestrians in the crosswalk and safely stop to let them cross. Read more about how BFF calculated driver yield rates here.

BFF data collectors measure driver yield rates at crosswalks on 3 different occasions:

  • Before any treatment, to get a baseline yield rate
  • Just before an enforcement operation
  • Just after an enforcement operation

BFF tracks yield rates at crosswalks over time, while applying the Triple E approach of community education, low-cost engineering changes and high-visibility enforcement.

Read how the BFF Steering Committees choose crosswalks each year.

Progress in Driver Yield Rates

Speed Limit

Avg. Baseline Yield Rate

Avg. Current Yield Rate

35 mph and lower

17%

50%

40 mph and higher

2%

40%

Full 8-year Crosswalk Data Grid

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Annual Progress Reports

Each BFF creates an annual progress report for the coalition partners. Below are the most recent.

Fiscal Year 2019 Progress Report (10/1/2018-9/30/2019 )

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Fiscal Year 2018 Progress Report (10/1/2017-9/30/2018)

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Fiscal Year 2017 Progress Report (10/1/2016-9/30/2017)

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