Tag: City of Orlando

Operation BFF: Through the Eyes of Interns

Crosswalk Crackdowns, or “Operation BFF” are one of the most important parts of the Best Foot Forward Program. Along with Education, Engineering and Evaluation, BFF uses Enforcement to further its mission of changing driver behavior. The goal: get more drivers to yield or stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks, thus […]

Teen BFF honored for helping mom after crash

Last year, our BFF Roni Wood spent a week in the hospital and three months in a wheelchair after a driver hit her while she walked her bike across a crosswalk. Every pedestrian’s nightmare became her reality when a driver turned right on red without looking for people crossing, and […]

Road Diets: The Paradox of Traffic Flow

Can narrowing major roads actually make traffic flow better while making the area safer for pedestrians? The short answer: yes. Cutting out lanes from large, traffic heavy roads makes drivers spread out and slow down. Many drivers feel this is counter-intuitive. They think, ‘more lanes means cars can go faster,’ […]

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 […]

I-Drive is Becoming Safer for Pedestrians

If you’re from Orlando or have ever visited the area, chances are you’ve walked on International Drive. And, chances are you’ve had to cross the street. As one of the busiest commercial areas in Orlando and home to countless tourist attractions, I-Drive is constantly packed with people on the move. While […]

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 […]

Distracted Driving a Bigger Risk than Drunk Driving

A new report shows that drivers—distracted by their smartphones are now the biggest threat to safety—ahead of drunk drivers. The road analytics firm Zendrive released the report earlier this month. It’s especially timely, because April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The report analyzed three million anonymous drivers over a […]