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With proven success in Orange County, the Best Foot Forward coalition looked at expanding – and the leaders of Osceola County, Kissimmee and St. Cloud immediately stepped up for pedestrian safety.

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 BFF Steering Committees choose a number of crosswalks to monitor and enforce. The steering committees are made of up 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, ones with engineering changes or counter-measures already planned.

Below are the 2020 crosswalks chosen. Click on each crosswalk to see Google Street View.

Osceola County

Kissimmee

Tier 1 Tier 1
W. Donegan Ave. & Coral Ave. (RRFB) Dyer Blvd. & Kensington Rd.
N. Doverplum Ave. & San Remo Rd. S. Thacker Ave. & W. Ernest St.
3233 Polynesian Isle Blvd., Indian Wells Recreation Area N. Thacker Ave. & Kissimmee Tr. (2310 N. Thacker Ave.)
Buenaventura Blvd. & Briarwood Dr. 898 N. Hoagland Blvd. at the trail, just S. of McClellan
Columbia Ave. & Lakeshore Blvd. W. Donegan Ave. & W. Carroll St. 
Neptune Rd and Ames Haven Rd Broadway & W. Dakin Ave
Pleasant Hill Rd and Reaves Rd  Tier 2: Data Collection Only
3200 Rolling Oaks Blvd (Mid-block between Target and Ross) 311 W. Oak St. 
Celebration Ave. & Teal Ave Neptune Rd. & Tohopekaliga Ave.
Celebration Ave. & Waterside Dr.  Dyer Blvd. & Carroll St. 
Waterside & Spring Park Loop TBD: Michigan & Boulder – Omar to determine what is enforceable? TBD
Tier 2 
Koa St. & Laurel Ave.
Florida Pkwy. & Royal Palm Dr.
Osceola County Coalition Partners
Osceola County Progress to Date

14

PRESENTATIONS AND EVENTS

27

MARKED CROSSWALKS MONITORED

32

ENFORCEMENT DETAILS

727

TOTAL CITATIONS & WARNINGS

Osceola County Crosswalk Evaluation Grid
Osceola County Enforcement Tracking Observations
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 4 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.

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

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