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In 2012, the leaders of Orange County and Orlando came together to form the initial Best Foot Forward Coalition. Together, they believed they could make the roads safer by focusing on one critical behavior: getting more drivers to yield and stop for people in marked crosswalks. Over the last 8 years, Best Foot Forward has tracked significant improvements in driver yield rates at observed crosswalks.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 62% of residents of the Greater Orlando Metro live in Orange County. Even more work here. That made Orange County and the City of Orlando the obvious starting point for Best Foot Forward to make a big difference in pedestrian safety.

2020 Orange County Crosswalks

Each year, the Best Foot Forward Steering Committees choose a number of crosswalks to monitor and enforce. The steering committees are made up of city and county engineers, planners, law enforcement, representatives from the public schools, the health department and public transit. Crosswalks are chosen based on a number of factors including: ones near schools, LYNX bus stops or SunRail stations, ones in high-crash corridors, ones with a high number of resident complaints, and ones with engineering changes or counter-measures already planned.

Below are the 2020 crosswalks chosen. Click on each crosswalk on the Google Map below to see details. Click on each crosswalk in the grid below the map to see Google Street View.

Orange County Coalition Partners
Orange County Progress 2012 to Date

528

PRESENTATIONS AND EVENTS

91

MARKED CROSSWALKS MONITORED

375

ENFORCEMENT DETAILS

7,952

TOTAL CITATIONS & WARNINGS

Best Foot Forward Launch in Orange County

Best Foot Forward launched on May 30, 2012 at a standing-room-only press conference hosted by Orlando Health, timed to coincide with National Trauma Awareness Month.

Speakers included:

  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
  • Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley
  • Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker
  • Orange County Mayor Linda Chapin
  • Graciela Noriega-Jacoby, chief of staff, Orange County Government
  • Howard Barley, Executive Director, MetroPlan Orlando
  • Patty Maddox, CEO/President, Winter Park Health Foundation
  • John Lewis, CEO of LYNX
  • Ronald Blocker, Retired Orange County Public Schools Superintendent
  • John Promes, MD, Trauma Medical Director, Orlando Regional Medical Center
  • Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings
  • Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney

More than 150 attendees were present and the launch was advanced in print and video by the Orlando Sentinel, leading that day’s paper and was followed up the next day with an article, plus a column and editorial. It was covered by all local television stations, all news radio, in English and Spanish, and picked up by the national NPR blog “Transportation Nation.”

To read more about the program’s history, click here.

Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- coalition members
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Orlando Police Officers
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- BWCF Executive Director Amanda Day and OC Mayor Linda Chapin
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Orlando Police Officers
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Orlando Regional Medical Center Team
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- coalition partners
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Graciela Noriega-Jacoby, Chief of Staff, Orange County Government
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Ronald Blocker, Retired Orange County Public Schools Superintendent
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- coalition members
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Howard Barley, Executive Director, MetroPlan Orlando
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- John Lewis, CEO of LYNX
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- John Promes, MD, Trauma Medical Director, Orlando Regional Medical Center
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Orlando Police Chief Paul Rooney
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- coalition members
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- coalition members
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- coalition members
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- coalition members
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Mayor Buddy Dyer and Sheriff Jerry Demings
Best Foot Forward Orange County Launch- Orange County Mayor Linda Chapin
Orange County Partner Resolutions

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