May is National Bike Month – 5 more ways to celebrate May is National Bike Month – 5 more ways to celebrate
Orlando Bike Coalition: Q&A with Aaron Powell Orlando Bike Coalition: Q&A with Aaron Powell
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
We need you! Give your input on Denning Dr. at these community meetings We need you! Give your input on Denning Dr. at these community meetings
News To Use Orlando Sentinel: Healthy infrastructure key to jobs, economy – column

Orlando Sentinel: Healthy infrastructure key to jobs, economy – column

Opinion piece by Paula Dockery in the Orlando Sentinel (3/31/16 edition) argues healthy infrastructure is critical to a strong economy in Florida and across the country. It also requires significant investment from all levels of government. Unfortunately, Dockery says our current infrastructure is outdated and unsafe. John Oliver made a […]

Community Events We need you! Give your input on Denning Dr. at these community meetings

We need you! Give your input on Denning Dr. at these community meetings

The City of Winter Park, with assistance from GAI Consultants, Inc., will hold two public involvement meetings to discuss Denning Drive, its current conditions, and future possibilities. The first meeting, will be in a workshop format and held Thursday, May 12. The follow-up meeting, will be held Tuesday, June 7. Both meetings will be from […]

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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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

“And we’re challenging you to ask what you can do to help communities measure and visualize how well a project increases connectivity for all residents and be a thought leader for solutions that connect Point A to Point B, without forgetting the points and people in between.” – Secretary Anthony […]

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 […]

It’s Florida Bike Month – 5 fun ways to celebrate
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It’s Florida Bike Month – 5 fun ways to celebrate

Did you know that March is Florida Bike Month? There is even an official proclamation from Governor Rick Scott. You might be asking…but isn’t Bike Month in May? Yes – it is.  May is actually National Bike Month (organized by the National League of American Bicyclists). Which means we get […]