Tag: complete streets

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 […]

Collab on Kirkman brings welcome changes

Residents and students in the MetroWest area will soon see some new perks thanks to a collaboration between the Florida Department of Transportation, the City of Orlando and MetroPlan Orlando.  The Kirkman Road Resurfacing and Off-Street Trail Project will bring 1.9 miles of off-street trail segments to Kirkman Road and […]

Pedestrians vs people walking – there’s a difference

Did you catch this news story from WKMG earlier this month? “Orlando man was struck and killed by a Ford Mustang as he crossed the street Tuesday night”. You may not have noticed it, but the words used have a direct impact on how we decipher the information. When reporting […]

City of Orlando making strides

Locals in Orlando may start noticing some major improvements in walkability. The City of Orlando is hard at work in expanding its trails and route infrastructure to close gaps in connectivity and provide safety for those on foot or bike in Orlando. The two block extension of Gertrude’s Walk in the downtown […]

Downtown Orlando: Ready to reThink your commute?

More than 70,000 people drive to Downtown Orlando (DTO) for their daily commute, and you might even be one of them. Have you considered a different method of getting to work? reThink Your Commute is challenging you to step out of your comfort zone (read: the inside of your car) […]