Tag: bike safety

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 […]

Operation BFF a Social Success

This morning dozens of local police officers and sheriff’s deputies hit the streets for the year’s first Operation Best Foot Forward. It’s just one part of BFF’s mission to make the streets of Central Florida safer for both drivers and walkers. One of the goals of a high-visibility enforcement, or […]

Helping People to Make the Most of Life After 50

How to make the best of life after 50, that was the topic of a recent segment on Fox35 The News Station. Bob Frier talked with Amanda Day, Executive Director of Bike/Walk Central and part of the Best Foot Forward coalition, Florida, Griselle Colon-Wright of the Orlando Sentinel and Robin […]

City of Orlando is building bridges with the walking community

After months of delays, cyclists, walkers and runners will soon have a much safer way to get in and out of Downtown Orlando. According to city officials, the pedestrian bridge over Colonial is set to open next month. At a recent meeting of the Orlando Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, […]

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 […]

Data Collection… Saves Lives?

Did you know that throughout the year, we are monitoring certain local crosswalks, and tracking just how many drivers stop for pedestrians crossing the street? In preparation for our next enforcement event, Operation BFF, we sent out a team of data collectors this week to observe and measure driver and […]

Future Leaders Learn What it Takes to Make Cities Walkable

Students from Rollins College got the opportunity to see, first hand, how local transportation engineers and city planners are successfully working to make Central Florida a better place for walkers, bikers and those that take public transit. Through our BFF partnership with Rollins College, these future conservationists, city planners and […]