Shout out to David Wayne, Executive Director at the JCC, and Robby Etzkin, Assistant Director, for installing new bike racks at the Jewish Community Center in Maitland. They know the importance of bikes to community health and fitness, which is also a central part of the JCC’s mission. Purposely installed […]
Dear motorists, we love you. We go to the same church as you. We shop at the same stores as you. We are you. For a few hours each week we morph into road cyclists. We battle the wind and road debris; all while having only the armor and protection […]Read more...
Join Dale Allen, President of the Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation, and Assistant Bureau Chief for the Office of Greenways and Trails Doug Alderson on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 for a 1000 Friends of Florida webinar highlighting the ongoing planning process for Florida’s system of regional greenways connectors, including major progress on the […]Read more...
OK. It’s a no brainer. For those who love to bike or to be outdoors, Lake County is the answer with its picturesque hills and beautiful parks like Lake Louisa State park. That’s why South Lake Chamber of Commerce’s Sports & Tourism Committee led the effort to become as bike […]Read more...
It’s official. The City of Orlando entered into an agreement with Cyclehop on Nov. 17 to allow bikeshare stations on city right-of-way starting with the OUC building, Gertrude’s Walk (west of the rail road track), Skyhouse (near Orange County Courthouse), and Lake Eola (near Central Blvd. and Osecola) by year […]Read more...
By Dan Tracy One of the least enforced, most ignored laws on Orlando’s books says it is illegal to ride a bike on the sidewalk within the city limits. There are exceptions, such as bike- and pedestrian-only paths, but regular, old sidewalks are off-limits. The rule has been around since […]
The urbanites are coming! The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) will host their first-ever Summit on February 19-20 in Orlando. Eliza Harris, CNU Florida Orlando Representative and Bike/Walk Central Florida Board Member, said “Part of the program will highlight Downtown Orlando over the last decade, and we will also have experts […]
BFF visited Mrs. Gordon’s gifted class at St. Mary Magdalene in Maitland last month to talk about today’s pedestrian safety challenges and tomorrow’s planning solutions for walkable communities. Future engineers and game-changers, these students are entering the Florida Engineering Society’s 20th annual “Project CREATE” competition. This year’s topic is right up BFF’s […]
From BWCF Friend, Nanci Adler – My husband, Don, and I just couldn’t wait for the Coast-to-Coast Connector to be completed. Already contemplating a four-day bike trip in Florida, we decided to use as much of the Connector route as possible to cycle from our home in Maitland to Saint […]
A sizeable crowd gathered in late October at the Comfort Inn on Sand Lake Road to hear from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Orange County about the plans to improve multi-modal travel along the Orange Avenue corridor – from Sand Lake Road to Hoffner Road, touching parts of […]
MetroPlan Orlando uses Bike and Ped Counts to learn how many pedestrians and cyclists use crosswalks and sidewalks here in Orlando. As an intern with Bike/Walk Central Florida, I got the chance to volunteer for the September 11th count at the intersection of Webster and Denning in Winter Park. It was […]
Students at Winter Park High School are going above and beyond by implementing a bike share program that reminds everyone that biking is great exercise. Meg Pietkiewicz, a teacher at WPHS, believed that having a bike share program would benefit students that needed a ride home or to get some exercise. […]
Which community has the most sole? Winter Park, Maitland, or Eatonville? The three mayors asked and received their answer at Healthy Central Florida’s Third Annual Mayors’ Sole Challenge. The winner? Eatonville! They took the top spot because they had the highest percentage of people (based on population) in attendance. The prize – […]