Tag: bike safety

BFF Helps Washington Shores Kids Prepare to Head Back to Class

Is June too early to start prepping for Back to School? Families in Washington Shores say absolutely not! Best Foot Forward joined more than 100 kids and families at Commissioner Samuel Ings’ “Washington Shores Back to School Jump Start to Wellness Day” on June 29. The event took place at […]

Orlando Residents Reimagine Robinson St.

Robinson Street—a major east-west corridor—is slated for a much-needed facelift. The Florida Department of Transportation has been working on the study and plan for nearly three years. Robinson Street runs through the heart of Orlando and serves a diverse range of people who bike, walk, ride transit and drive. The […]

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 […]

MetroPlan Orlando Unveils Proposed Changes to Corrine Drive

After two years of extensive research, MetroPlan Orlando is sharing a new design for a 2-mile stretch of Corrine Drive between Bennett and Mills, it hopes, will better serve the community. The report lays out proposals for two sections of the study area. “The recommended design for Corrine Drive includes […]

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, […]