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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, BFF 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 BFF to make a big difference in pedestrian safety.

2020 Orange County Crosswalks

Each year, the BFF 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 to see Google Street View.

Orange County

Orlando

Tier 1 Tier 1
N. Alafaya Trail & University Blvd.  Edgewater Dr. & Shady Lane Dr. (RRFB)
Apopka-Vineland Rd., north of Lake St.
(11947 S Apopka Vineland Rd.)
Mercy Dr. & Kalwit Ln. (new location as of 2019)
Westwood Blvd. Midblock near I-Drive E. Michigan St. & Cayman Way
Pine Hills Rd. & El Trio Way Nemours Pkwy. & Bovet Ave.
Pine Hills Rd & Figwood Ln. Livingston St. & Broadway Ave. 
Avalon Park S. Blvd. & Red Mangrove Dr. 458 W. Livingston St. (mid-block near Lynx stop)
Rio Grande Ave. & 40th St. W. Livingston St. & Lee Ave.
W. Oak Ridge Rd. & Wingate Dr. Metrocenter Blvd. & Midblock near Metrowest Blvd. 
International Dr. & Samoan Ct.  N. Bumby Ave. and Virginia Dr.
Tier 2* Tier 2
International Drive & Austrian Court (RRFB) Lake Underhill Rd. & Palmer St. (RRFB)
Rio Grande Ave. & 45th St. Columbia Street and Kuhl Avenue
(Orlando Health Campus)

* Tier 2 crosswalks are monitored but not enforced.

Orange County Coalition Partners
Orange County Progress 2012 to Date

524

PRESENTATIONS AND EVENTS

71

MARKED CROSSWALKS MONITORED

404

ENFORCEMENT DETAILS

7,868

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.

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

Orange County Partner Resolutions

Click on the city to view the resolution.

City of Orlando

Orange County

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