skip to Main Content

Seeing proven success in Orange County, the leaders of Osceola County, Kissimmee and St. Cloud stepped up for pedestrian safety. They sought to bring change to their communities through an expansion of the Best Foot Forward coalition.

After a year of planning, Best Foot Forward in Osceola was launched on October 31, 2017. Osceola county has 7 coalition partners working hard to change one behavior: getting more drivers to yield and stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.

2020 Osceola 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.

Osceola County Coalition Partners
Osceola County Progress 2017 to Date

21

PRESENTATIONS AND EVENTS

27

MARKED CROSSWALKS MONITORED

33

ENFORCEMENT DETAILS

786

TOTAL CITATIONS & WARNINGS

Best Foot Forward Launch in Osceola County

Best Foot Forward launched in Osceola County on October 31, 2017, in the Osceola County Commission Chambers. At a packed house of community leaders, representatives from partner organizations voiced their support of the program during the official launch ceremony.

Speakers included

  • Harry Barley, Executive Director, MetroPlan Orlando
  • Commissioner Cheryl Grieb, Osceola County
  • Mayor Jose Alvarez, City of Kissimmee
  • Edward Johnson, CEO, LYNX
  • Linda Clarke, Nursing Program Specialist, Florida Department of Health in Osceola County
  • Debra Pace, Superintendent, School District of Osceola County
  • Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell
  • Osceola County Sheriff Russell Gibson
  • Amanda Day, Executive Director, Bike/Walk Central Florida

In 2018, Osceola County’s population grew by 22%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. With so many new residents and four new SunRail stations that opened in 2018, Osceola County is a great place to implement the Triple E approach to increase pedestrian safety.

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

Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch- coalition partners
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch- Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch- Osceola Schools Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch- Commissioner Cheryl Grieb, Osceola County
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch- Harry Barley, Executive Director, MetroPlan Orlando
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch- Edward Johnson, CEO, LYNX
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch- Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez
Best Foot Forward Ocscola Launch- Linda Clarke, Nursing Program Specialist, Florida Department of Health in Osceola County
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch- BWCF Executive Director Amanda Day
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch- Kissimmee Mayor Jose Alvarez
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch- BWCF Executive Director Amanda Day
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch- Osceola County Sheriff Russ Gibson
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch
Best Foot Forward Osceola County Launch- Harry Barley, Executive Director MetroPlan Orlando

Osceola County Partner Resolutions

Click on the name to view the resolution.

Osceola County

City of Kissimmee

City of St. Cloud

Latest Osceola County Media Coverage
Latest Osceola County Articles

Roni Wood: A Survivor Turns Her Trauma into Education and Encouragement

Roni Braithwaite-Wood and her son stepped into the crosswalk at Curry Ford and Conway Roads…

read more
Back To Top