The Best Foot Forward Coalition was formed in response to a 2011 report that named the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan area the most dangerous in the country for pedestrians.
While Best Foot Forward began in Orange County, it made perfect sense to expand to Osceola County, then to Seminole County– ultimately including the entire Metropolitan Statistical Area, or MSA. Since the U.S. Census Bureau defines the Greater Orlando MSA as those 3 counties, we sought to bring them together to fight the deadly epidemic of serious pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
In 2018, the MSA had a population of 2.6 million people, and law enforcement reported nearly 1,000 serious pedestrian injuries or fatalities from crashes. That’s far too many. That’s why Best Foot Forward coalition members have made a commitment to decisively confront our pedestrian injury and fatality epidemic.
Read more about each of our counties individually:
Based on data from Florida Highway Safety Motor Vehicles.
MetroPlan Orlando is a key Best Foot Forward partner. MetroPlan Orlando leads transportation planning efforts in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. They coordinate closely with elected officials, industry experts, and the community to shape a future system that offers travel options. As the metropolitan planning organization for Central Florida, they also set priorities and determine how federal and state transportation dollars are spent in the region.