While there is a jump in bike to work commuters nationally, our numbers are tiny – more like 500 riders out of the 250,000 population in the city of Orlando. The positive is that the City of Orlando and Orange County are encouraging biking and walking by installing more sidewalks, […]
MEDIA ADVISORY Immediate Release: August 22, 2014 FURTHER INFORMATION: Amanda Day (407) 716-8221 Joan Carragher (508) 415-3351 ___________________________________________________________________ *MEDIA TIP* School is Back in Session & Enforcement Ramps Up with $164 Tickets for Crosswalk Violations What: Orange County Public Schools is back is session. There is no better […]Read more...
Big Idea Compilation v.8.4.2014 Each of the Project DTO Task Force Committees was charged with discovering what people think about Downtown Orlando. What are our shortcomings? What can we do better? How do we advance our downtown? Committees used a variety of public outreach techniques, including social media, interviews with […]Read more...
Next time you find yourself crossing between UCF’s Rosen College campus and Lake Cay Commons shopping plaza, take note of the new flashing signs installed along the crosswalk, in coordination with the Orange County School Safety Coordinator and Rosen Hotels & Resorts. As the Rosen area continues to grow, busy […]Read more...
When is the last time your child walked or biked to school? The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) from Brevard County has rolled out the Feet Not Fuel Program, using technology to promote Safe Routes to Schools. The website gives students 24/7 access to pedestrian safety tips, carbon footprint […]Read more...
The Orlando Sentinel reported that part of the Interstate 4 overhaul will include an $8.3 million bike/pedestrian bridge to cross traffic congested Colonial Drive. This bridge will connect the north and midtown sections of downtown Orlando and eventually link Gertrude’s Walk and the Orlando Urban Trail – creating seamless connections and improve […]
City of Orlando is rethinking the downtown area – launching ProjectDTO to get a comprehensive analysis of our downtown’s image today and aspirations for tomorrow. In case you missed it, in June the DTO project committees set up shop on Wall Street over lunch, asking workers, visitors and friends what […]
Touching one BFF at a time. Sometimes it’s just sitting around the kitchen table and sparking a meaningful conversation about PEDS that transforms lives – and little paws. Just last week, BFF was invited to the Oak on the Lake HOA in Apopka. Neighborhood residents gathered and discussed the difficulties […]
Ever heard of helicopter drone cameras? The new technology is bound to affect how we explore the world. The famous GoPro provided a means of no-hands, all action video shoot, bringing extreme sports up-close and personal. Helicopter drones will bring video footage to the next level. Check out this breathtaking […]
Valet racking: A young DC-based entrepreneur wants to build a business around keeping your bike (and your stuff) safe. His goal: to make bike valet service part of basic event logistics, like providing “porta-potties or trash cans.” So for those bike-entreprenuers in Orlando, what about a dedicated, scalable bike valet right here? If […]
Don’t let the 60% fool you because the national increase is small – from 488,000 in 2000 (census) to 786,000 (2008-2012) according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. While bicyclists still account for just 0.6 percent of all commuters, some of the nation’s largest cities have more than doubled since […]
Lisa Portelli, program director for Winter Park Health Foundation and BWCF board member, says she can walk into a meeting without anyone knowing she just trekked two or more miles in a hot and sticky Florida summer where daily thunderstorms are the norm, proving she has mastered the art of […]
Do you want to be more active in the safety of your community? The City of Orlando is looking for you! Join the Crossing Guard team where you will be the first line of defense in protecting our little walkers and bikers on their way to school. Think about the […]