The bearer of bad news. The 2012-2013 bicycle crash data is out and it reports that all three counties – Orange, Seminole and Osceola – have seen double digit increases in bike fatalities and injuries when compared to 2007-2008. Let’s take Orange County first. In 2007-2008, bike crash totals in […]
By Katy Magruder – BWCF Project Manager Here’s the deal. I love to bike but seem to make excuses as to why I don’t do more of it. Mostly I am afraid to ride on roads like Colonial Dr, 17-92, and 436. It all boils down to fear – a […]Read more...
Next time you see your Orange County Commissioner and Mayor Jacobs, shake their hand, pat them on the back, or even give them a hug for their unwavering support of the Best Foot Forward pedestrian safety program. Amanda Day, project director for Bike/Walk Central Florida, shared the BFF update with […]Read more...
BWCF is rolling forward thanks to the generous friends at Orange Cycle! Thanks to Orange Cycle, the BWCF team can continue moving forward with its mission of promoting bike and ped safety, complete street policies and the development and maintenance of trails all in the name of good health and […]Read more...
A big thank you goes to Senator Andy Gardiner and the Senate’s transportation and economic development committee who recently approved $15.5 million for the Coast-to-Coast (C2C) connector. The money will help fill the gaps in the planned 275 miles of unbroken bicycle path stretching from St. Petersburg through Metro Orlando […]Read more...
Certifiable? The answer is yes. Two BWCF’s project managers — Amanda and Joan – completed the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety and Education program and are now certified on Bike Helmet Fitting and running Bike Rodeos. Special thanks go to Lindy Moore. Some of the fast facts shared included: Florida […]
The transportation fair today was not quite what I expected. I have never been to Eola Park Center before, and I was pleased to arrive to a moderately sized office building on the edge of Lake Eola. I arrived early around 10:10, wanting plenty of time to put the table […]
Operation Best Foot Forward was out in full force the first week of February. If you missed the news, Orlando Police Department (OPD) and Orange County Sherriff’s Office (OCSO) conducted the sixth round of crosswalk enforcement since August 2012. The operation yielded over 150 citations and warnings to drivers failing […]
If you missed the news, Orlando City Council approved a feasibility study known as Primary Bicycle Route Plan, which would evaluate the current bike trail network, costs for improvements, and identify segments that lack connectivity , with the ultimate goal to promote and encourage bicycling as a safe transportation option […]
It’s that time of year again. DOT Secretary Fox announced $600 million will be made available to fund transportation projects across the country by U.S. Department of Transportation’s highly successful Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. This year’s TIGER grant focus is on projects that support reliable, […]
Winter Park Library now has a Checkout Bikes program, where the library lends bikes to its borrowers. What a great resource for Rollins students and Winter Park residents alike. It is the only library in Central Florida participating at this time, contributing to a healthier Winter Park. Just another way […]
Victor Dover, Past Chair of the Congress for New Urbanism, and principal-in-harge at Dover, Kohl & Partners, spoke at Rollins College recently and asked the audience – how they would identify a successful streetscape? Answers ranged from width of the street to cleanliness to the number of connections made by […]
SunRail is coming in a matter of weeks and local law enforcement is ramping up their efforts to remind drivers, bikers and walkers about being safe around the rails. The SunRail team hosted a law enforcement forum in March where they talked about how they will be warning and citing […]