Tag: Education

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 […]

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,’ […]

Can $25 save a pedestrian’s life?

Pedestrian safety doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, the City of Lakeland proved this through one of its most recent crosswalk developments. For just $25 and 30 minutes work, Lakeland has cut the number of crashes involving pedestrians by 60%, according to traffic operations manager Angelo Rao. So, how […]

Commissioner Siplin Hears Rio Grande Resident Concerns

Crossing the street shouldn’t mean taking your life into your own hands. But some Orange County residents feel just that way every time they leave their homes to walk to the store. On May 14, Orange County Commissioner Victoria  Siplin met with some of those people, along with Orange County […]

Honolulu Could Ban Pedestrians from Crossing the Street After Dark

Pedestrian safety is becoming a bigger priority in paradise. The Honolulu City Council is considering a new law that would ban pedestrians from crossing the street after dark, unless they are in a marked crosswalk or signalized intersection. If passed, Honolulu walkers could be fined $100 for violating the law. […]

Kids get active during YMCA Healthy Kids Day

There was no shortage of smiles at the South Orlando YMCA Healthy Kids Day, which took place on Saturday, April 27.  This family-packed annual event brought together community members with activities, classes, demos and challenges to keep everyone busy and active. Best Foot Forward joined the fun by educating residents […]