Tag: City of Orlando

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 […]

Spring has Sprung: BFF Makes Changes to Reflect New Growth

Spring is known as the season of new beginnings. The days are getting longer and warmer, little green shoots are pushing out of the dirt, soon to become beautiful flowers. In a similar way, the Best Foot Forward Coalition is growing and changing. When we first planted the seeds of […]

Ped Safety’s Unsung Hero: BFF Data Collector Tony Calabro

Tony Calabro walks across the street. A distracted driver slams on his brakes just in time to avoid hitting Tony. The driver behind him does the same. Tires squeal and somebody honks, but Tony makes it across the street. Most people who just experienced such a close call would—and rightfully […]

What It’s Like to be “On the Ground” at Operation BFF

On March 20th, members of the Best Foot Forward Coalition, including Orange County deputies and Orlando Police officers held their 23rd crosswalk crackdown, dubbed Operation BFF. They fanned out to seven crosswalks and set up. The goal is to get more drivers to stop for people in marked crosswalks as […]

OCSO Promotes Operation BFF, Pedestrian Safety with New PSA

Thank you to Orange County Sheriff’s Department for putting together this video recap and reminding drivers and pedestrians alike to stay safe and alert. The Best Foot Forward program is a coalition of concerned citizens, city and county officials, local school districts, health organizations and local law enforcement. The program […]

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 […]