Denning Drive ‘right-sizing” workshop takes to the streets to make case for change Denning Drive ‘right-sizing” workshop takes to the streets to make case for change
May is National Bike Month – 5 more ways to celebrate May is National Bike Month – 5 more ways to celebrate
BWCF board supports City of Winter Park moving forward with Denning Drive “right-sizing” BWCF board supports City of Winter Park moving forward with Denning Drive “right-sizing”
Orlando Bike Coalition: Q&A with Aaron Powell Orlando Bike Coalition: Q&A with Aaron Powell
News To Use What does walking and biking have to do with I-4 Ultimate?

What does walking and biking have to do with I-4 Ultimate?

So what could I-4 – an interstate highway designed to move cars from one place to another as fast as possible – have to do with biking and walking? A lot actually. Especially near on and off-ramps where people bike or walk quite regularly. Our Best Foot Forward for pedestrian […]

Community Events Best Foot Forward out and about in April and May 2016

Best Foot Forward out and about in April and May 2016

Our Best Foot Forward for pedestrian safety initiative has had a jam-packed community outreach calendar this past April – now going into May.  We’ve been all over the City of Orlando and Orange County visiting neighborhood meetings, school events and more (seven events and counting so far). Below is a timeline of what BFF has been […]

People On Foot From the boardroom to the classroom – data collector Tony Calabro talks crosswalk safety

From the boardroom to the classroom – data collector Tony Calabro talks crosswalk safety

Meet superstar, Best Foot Forward data collector (and retired school crossing guard) Tony Calabro – if you haven’t already. The past month and a half have been busy for Tony. He visited both the BFF Steering Committee and the Pine Hills Boys & Girls Club to talk all things crosswalks. Superstar BFF […]

People On Bikes Orlando Bike Coalition: Q&A with Aaron Powell

Orlando Bike Coalition: Q&A with Aaron Powell

Aaron Powell, 42, is the founder of the Orlando Bike Coalition, a Facebook page dedicated to improving conditions for people who bike and walk. Powell intends to turn the coalition into a nonprofit 501(c) (3). Bike/Walk Central Florida talked recently with Powell, who teaches English as a second language and Spanish […]

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MetroPlan Orlando reports bike/ped injuries and fatalities still on the rise
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MetroPlan Orlando reports bike/ped injuries and fatalities still on the rise

MetroPlan Orlando has released its latest pedestrian and bicyclist crash trends report for the tri-county area (Orange County, Osceola County and Seminole County). The report reviewed injury and fatality crash data between 2007 and 2015. Some good news. MetroPlan Orlando reports bike/ped-related crashes are increasing less near Downtown Orlando. But […]

FHWA’s new bike/ped guidebook raises the bar for state and local performance measures
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FHWA’s new bike/ped guidebook raises the bar for state and local performance measures

Remember how the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) announced new performance measures last month for biking and walking? Read our coverage here. The standards aim to hold state and local governments more accountable for the US’ increasingly poor track record on bicyclist and pedestrian safety. Well – there is a guidebook hot off the press that […]

AP: Cyclists upset about lack of penalties for drivers who hit bikes
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AP: Cyclists upset about lack of penalties for drivers who hit bikes

Did you know that bicycle commuting jumped 62 percent nationwide between 2000 and 2013? During that same time, there’s also been a 6.6 percent rise in injuries from car-bike collisions and a 1.5 percent increase in deaths. Just in 2013 alone, the National Traffic Safety Administration estimates 743 cyclists died in crashes with cars (that’s like two […]

Feds to hold state DOTs accountable on bike/ped safety
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Feds to hold state DOTs accountable on bike/ped safety

This news may come as a shock to you. Up until yesterday – state transportation agencies weren’t required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to set goals for reducing bike and ped fatalities.  They also didn’t have to track their progress either. This all changes now with a recent announcement from FHWA.  State Department of […]

Walking in Orlando is not normal – but it needs to be amid growing US ped safety problem
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Walking in Orlando is not normal – but it needs to be amid growing US ped safety problem

Check out VICE News’ coverage of a growing pedestrian safety problem in the US – includes an interview with BWCF Executive Director Amanda Day. Day calls for a push to normalize walking which she says starts with changing driver attitudes. “No one even thinks they are a pedestrian,” Day told VICE News. “Orlando was […]