When Retro City Cycles hosted a fundraiser, “Ride for our Homies,” on July 18, they learned a couple of things about how to effectively stage these kinds of events. The first was that their decision to use “selfies” – having five check points, and encouraging bicycle riders to stop and take […]
Gov. Rick Scott was in a cutting mood after the state Legislature passed a $78 billion budget earlier this year, but one $25 million line item escaped his veto. Senate President Andy Gardiner inserted a change into how vehicle-registration fees are spent and siphoned off $25 million annually for what […]Read more...
Orlando Sentinel Editorial Lake County promotes its friendliness to recreation, especially cycling, where one can pedal for miles on rolling green hills. The county’s motto is “Real Florida. Real Close” — though presumably that doesn’t mean face down on the asphalt. Yet that’s the threat felt by some bike riders […]Read more...
Fox 35 By Mike Synan, Reporter ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) – Metroplan Orlando, the region’s transportation planning agency will expand a program called Best Foot Forward to Osceola and Seminole counties at a cost of $100,000 to taxpayers. The program has already been in operation in both Orlando and […]Read more...
People for Bikes By Alex Logemann June 29, 2015 In a major win for the development of Florida’s bicycle infrastructure, Governor Rick Scott has signed legislation that will significantly increase spending on bicycle and pedestrians trails. House Bill 2514-A requires the Department of Transportation to allocate $25 million per year […]Read more...
Beth Kassab with the Orlando Sentinel shares her personal experiences with walkable communities. Check out the original story here. A few nights ago I walked to dinner. The kids hopped on their bikes, and my husband and I followed on foot. The squeals of soaked toddlers darting in and out […]
Head over to Clermont, Fla. for this three-day event that will not disappoint. On Day 1, The Celebration of Cycling will feature key speakers such as Bike/Walk Central Florida Chair and FDOT District 1 Secretary Billy Hattaway, Presidents of the FL Senate Andy Gardiner, City of Orlando Transportation Planner Ian […]
In the recent Orange County Connect Newsletter, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs discusses her commitment to pedestrian safety in letter to readers. Greetings, As families prepare for the first day of school in Orange County, I encourage you to join our efforts to keep our most precious citizens safe as […]
Our friends at BikeWalkLee touched on an important issue in their recent column post regarding cyclists riding with or against traffic. Check out their post below and visit their blog for more great stories from BikeWalkLee. Wrong-way bicycling has gotten a lot of attention lately. Yesterday’s News-Press included an open letter to […]
Lisa Portelli is an avid bicyclist who rides more than 200 miles a week on roads and trails throughout Central Florida. But what she finds unnerving is bicycling on trails with missing sections. It forces her to get off the trail, ride on the roadway for the length of the […]
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer delivered great news this week. The city applied for a $30,000 grant to create a Complete Streets demonstration project along the Corrine Drive (and Virginia Drive and Forrest Avenue) corridor. This corridor has been talked about for years, most recently by the Corrine Calming Coalition (C3) and […]
ORLANDO, Fla. — (June 25, 2015) — Two Clermont volunteers, Shannon Hidalgo and Sean Parks, will further propel their “Choice of Champions” city as a bicycle-friendly community as new members of the Bike/Walk Central Florida (BWCF) Board of Directors. Clermont has become the destination for athletes to train for the […]
There’s a trend happening – more businesses are moving to downtowns across the country. Smart Growth America recently released a report titled Core Values: Why American Companies are Moving Downtown that discusses why these businesses are moving downtown. One huge factor? Walkability. Businesses are moving to downtowns that are walkable. […]