If Orlando wants to boost its economy, it should invest more in bike lanes, bike racks and sidewalks. Why? Because cycling infrastructure has been shown to increase jobs for local businesses. Think retail shops, construction and refurbishment of roads, and tourism opportunities from recreational cycling. Further, when cities invest in […]
Streets Safer for Students on International Walk to School Day This Year Best Foot Forward celebrating improved driver yield rates in Orange County during international event on Wednesday Orlando, Fla., Oct. 5 2015 – Thousands of Orange County students, parents, and community leaders can feel safer this year on International […]Read more...
What’s the best way to spend a Saturday morning in the city beautiful? A six-mile bike ride with pancakes at the finish line sounds like a great idea. BWCF headed to Ivanhoe Village, AKA the Ivanhood, for their Pedalpalooza celebration to raise funds for some new bike racks. The group […]Read more...
BFF joined over 2oo local residents at this year’s Community Health Fair at Cypress Grove Park with Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke, City of Edgewood Mayor Raymond Bagshaw, and City of Belle Isle Mayor William Brooks. The event featured music and dancing, free food, and free health screenings. BFF handed out […]Read more...
BFF joined Orange County staff members at the 2015 Clarcona Elementary School Open House. Staff members fitted students with helmets while BFF handed out pedestrian safety goodies. We were so glad to see parents so engaged in safety, as many of them were interested in learning more about Florida’s pedestrian […]Read more...
BFF joined over 2oo local residents at this year’s Community Health Fair at Cypress Grove Park with Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke, City of Edgewood Mayor Raymond Bagshaw, and City of Belle Isle Mayor William Brooks. The event featured music and dancing, free food, and free health screenings. BFF handed out […]
Bring your school, faith group, dog, kids, friends, non-profit organization or business for a heart-healthy walk through beautiful Maitland. The community groups with the most walkers win cash – and individuals or businesses can win great prizes too. Quinn Strong Park (345 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland) Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Walk […]
Since its start in 2012, BFF has been working hard to create safer streets for pedestrians in Central Florida. Their 2014 18-Month Progress Report highlights Orlando’s pedestrian situation, BFF’s Triple “E” Program, and what’s happening at the crosswalks they’re monitoring. Since June 2012, big changes have been happening. Operation BFF […]
You’re riding your bike in the bike lane on a busy street and notice that there is a huge pothole in your way. When traffic is already whizzing by right beside you, where do you go? Wider bike lanes = more room for people on bikes to maneuver on hazardous […]
The city of Maitland is exploring different avenues to curb traffic in its downtown district. One of those routes includes taking one eponymous cut-through street into city custody. At their last City Council meeting on Aug. 24, members of the Maitland City Council agreed to jumpstart talks with Orange County […]
One Orlandoan shares his thoughts on the bicycling culture in Orlando in the Letters section of the Orlando Sentinel: Regarding the article “Florida named deadliest state for cyclists” on OrlandoSentinel.com on Tuesday: That’s a scary fact, and it’s not uncommon to see headlines like “Cyclist killed after being struck […]
The Florida Department of Transportation’s Central Florida office got creative with a pedestrian safety video featuring the popular “Watch Me” dance that has become a huge social media trend. We think this is a great video that highlights the message of “watching” for pedestrians. Great job, FDOT!
Florida is ranked No. 1 – and this ranking, the state with the highest rate of bicycle deaths, is not a ranking the state should be proud of. A report released in August by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that Florida has the highest rate of bicycling […]