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In 2019, Seminole County, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, 7 cities, their respective police departments, plus the public schools and health department joined the BFF coalition, more than doubling its size. The Seminole County launch event was held October 2, 2019 at the Seminole County chambers.

The addition of Seminole County and its partners to the Best Foot Forward coalition completed the Metro-Orlando MSA group (Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford).The natural third piece of the BFF puzzle,  several high-crash corridors stretch between Orange and Seminole counties, and agencies who track stats by metropolitan areas include BFF’s 3 counties (Orange, Osceola, Seminole). The Seminole partners have been eager from the start to implement the Triple E approach on their chosen crosswalks and increase the number of drivers who yield and stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks.

2020 Seminole 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.

Altamonte Springs

Central Pkwy. & Mall Entrance West Town Pkwy. & East of Bunnell Rd.

Altamonte Springs

E. Altamonte Dr. and Boston Ave. E. Central Pkwy. & Altamira Cir.

Altamonte Springs

W. Central Pkwy & Montgomery Rd. E. Altamonte Dr. and Cranes Roost Blvd.

Casselberry

Button Rd. & Seminola Blvd.  S Winter Park Drive & Queens Mirror Circle  (NW leg of intersection)

Casselberry

S Winter Park Dr just south of Cannon Way (Casselberry Greenway Trail Crossing) S. Winter Park Dr & Marigold Rd. 

Longwood

Church Ave. & Myrtle St. (Weston Park Apartments) US 17-92 & State Road 434

Longwood

(CR 427) Ronald Reagan Blvd. & Church Ave.

Oviedo

Alafaya Woods Blvd. & Alafaya Woods Park Lockwood Blvd. & Riverside Skate Park

Oviedo

Geneva Dr. (CR 426) & Reed Ave.

Sanford

WP Ball Blvd. & Garnet Lane Airport Blvd.  & US 17-92

Sanford

E. Airport Blvd. & S. Park Ave. Oregon Ave. at Bentley ES

Seminole County

Bear Lake Road & McNeil Road International Parkway at the Westin Hotel 

Seminole County

EE. Williamson Road & Penelope Dr. Dike Road & Lake Howell High School

Seminole County

EE. Williamson Road at Seminole Wekiva Trail Crossing

Winter Springs

State Road 434 & Tuskawilla Road State Road 434 & S. Edgemon Ave.
Seminole County Coalition Partners
Seminole County Progress to Date

8

PRESENTATIONS AND EVENTS

26

MARKED CROSSWALKS MONITORED

1

ENFORCEMENT DETAILS

450

TOTAL CITATIONS & WARNINGS

Seminole County Crosswalk Evaluation Grid
Best Foot Forward Launch in Seminole County

On October 2, 2019, Seminole’s 16 new partners joined the Best Foot Forward coalition, making it the largest grassroots coalition in the country, focused on lowering pedestrian fatalities and injuries. October 2 was also International Walk to School Day. Several elected officials helped walk children safely to class, before speaking at the launch event in Sanford.

Teamwork was the central message that day, as speaker after speaker stressed the value of working together to make the streets safer for pedestrians. The strength of a coalition was clearly the theme with motivating comments from Commissioner Bob Dallari, Gary Huttmann, CEO of MetroPlan Orlando, special guests Roni Wood and Wendy Goodrich, Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith, Casselberry Mayor Charlene Glancy, Commissioner TiAnna Hale, Superintendent Dr. Walt Griffin, Venise White of the Florida Health Department: Seminole County and Lisa Portelli, Founder and Board Member of Bike/Walk Central Florida.

More than 100 people attended the Seminole County launch and heard the messages from their elected leaders in person. Another 800 watched online.

The message: people’s lives are too important NOT to do something to keep them safe.

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

Best Foot Forward Seminole Coalition

Gary Hutmann, CEO, MetroPlan Orlando

Roni Wood, special guest

Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Seminole County

Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Seminole County

More than 100 people attended the launch ceremony for Best Foot Forward in Seminole County.

Chief Cecil E. Smith, Sanford Police Department

Mayor Charlene Glancy, City of Casselberry

Venise White, Community Programs Manager, Florida Department of Health; Seminole County

Commissioner TiAnna Hale, City of Winter Springs

Commissioner Bob Dallari from Seminole County along with the other speakers at the Best Foot Forward launch

Dr. Walt Griffin, Superintendent, Seminole County Public Schools

BFFs Katherine, Roni, Barbara, Katie, Wendy

Speakers at the Best Foot Forward Seminole Launch: Gary Huttmann, Roni Wood, Wendy Goodrich, Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Chief Cecil Smith

Part of the Best Foot Forward Seminole Coalition

Wendy Goodrich, special guest

Commissioner TiAnna Hale, Winter Springs

Lisa Portelli, Founder and Board Member, Bike/Walk Central Florida

Lisa Portelli, Founder and Board Member, Bike/Walk Central Florida

Local law enforcement getting behind Best Foot Forward

More than 100 people came to watch the launch ceremony in the Seminole County Chambers.

Part of the Best Foot Forward Seminole Coalition
Photo courtesy MetroPlan Orlando

Gary Huttmann and Commissioner Bob Dallari
Photo courtesy MetroPlan Orlando

Part of the Best Foot Forward Seminole Coalition
Photo courtesy MetroPlan Orlando

Gary Huttmann, CEO, MetroPlanOrlando
Photo courtesy MetroPlan Orlando

Coalition members using a crosswalk
Photo courtesy MetroPlan Orlando

BFF Randy in the lobby

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