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

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 Best Foot Forward puzzle, several high-crash corridors stretch between Orange and Seminole counties, and agencies who track stats by metropolitan areas include Best Foot Forward’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 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.

Seminole County Coalition Partners
Seminole County Progress 2019 to Date

19

PRESENTATIONS AND EVENTS

32

MARKED CROSSWALKS MONITORED

54

ENFORCEMENT DETAILS

952

TOTAL CITATIONS & WARNINGS

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 the following speakers:

  • 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
  • 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

Best Foot Forward's 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

Best Foot Forward's Randy in the lobby

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