Tag: trails

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, […]

Mayor, Commissioner Cut Ribbon on First Phase of New Trail

It’s another great day for trail lovers in Orange County. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and District 6 Commissioner Victoria Siplin celebrated the opening of Phase 1, Segment 1 of the Shingle Creek Trail during a ribbon cutting ceremony. This one-mile segment stretches alongside the scenic Shingle Creek from underneath […]

Team Explores Central Florida On Foot, Via Public Transit

Sometimes, you just need a brain break, especially during a busy week. A couple of Bike/Walk Central Florida team members recently snuck away from their desks to explore some of Central Florida’s transit options (all in the name of research, of course).  First, the duo headed to the Winter Park […]

BFF joins Michelee’s Puppet show in Maitland

Members of the Best Foot Forward team joined the Michelee Puppets last week for their annual back-to-school bash. The Michelee Puppets are a non-profit organization that travel to schools and venues, using puppets to promote respect, responsibility and positive choices among children and families. The show was all about how to […]

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 […]

We’re buzzing about Orange County’s latest moves in trails

Orange County is making headway in trails and connectivity.  Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Commissioners Victoria Siplin and Bryan Nelson and Orange County parks and recreation staff and volunteers were some of the many trails supporters on hand to witness recent progress on the Pine Hills Trail and Shingle Creek Trail.  On October 18, […]

Gertrude’s Walk Extensions Update

Good news! The Orlando City Council approved extensions to Gertrude’s Walk Urban Trail – a multi-use trail located in Downtown Orlando. The existing trail currently spans three blocks from Church Street to Washington Street running parallel to the railroad tracks. The new extensions add two additional links from Washington Street to Jefferson […]

The City of Orlando’s First Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts are in

Walkers and bikers do count in the City of Orlando. A few weeks ago, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the results from its 2015 Bike/Ped Counter program to collect baseline data from 12 locations. Locations: Orlando Urban Trail, Lake Eola Park, Lake Baldwin Loop, Cady Way Trail, Gertrude’s Walk, Lake […]