Wait. Didn’t we just celebrate Bike Month? Yes and no. March is Florida Bike Month. But now it’s time to celebrate all across the U.S. with National Bike Month – hosted by the League of American Bicyclists. Established in 1956, this monthly celebration has been a thing for 60 years! You […]
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) continues to make a case for roundabouts. And recent studies show them to be safer alternatives to stoplights and signals. Read the full story from The Daytona Beach News-Journal below. Florida studies show roundabouts safer than signals, signs The Daytona Beach News-Journal By Mark […]Read more...
What do President George H. W. Bush, baby chicks, Amish country, fresh strawberries, Colonial Williamsburg, funny road signs, a Memorial Day color guard in Winsted, Connecticut, and the Pennsylvania/New Jersey state line all have in common? Not a whole lot – except these are just a few of the memorable moments […]Read more...
We all enjoy a nice little bike ride. You wouldn’t be looking at this website otherwise, right? Bike/Walk Central Florida board member Lisa Portelli is taking the notion of a Sunday outing to the park or around the block to a whole different level. Long an avid cyclist, Portelli and […]Read more...
“Right-sizing” a street is no simple task, especially when it comes to including the community in the process. And a road like Denning Drive in Winter Park has a lot of people concerned about its future for many, different reasons. The City of Winter Park rose to the challenge though hosting a hands-on, […]Read more...
In the wake of the Pulse Nightclub shootings, The City Beautiful was riding the crest of a wave. Forging a new identity that still embraced its roots as an international tourist destination but also seeking out something more. A tech boomtown with a new bike-share program (Juice Bikes), commuter rail system […]
Do you know your street’s safety score? You know the street or streets you live/work/play on? They may not event have a safety score. But a new “Route Condition Tool” from the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council promises to change that. The tool scores roads on safety by analyzing a bunch of […]
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 […]
Update: Monday, June 6, 2016 What do President George H. W. Bush, baby chicks, Amish country, fresh strawberries, Colonial Williamsburg, funny road signs, a Memorial Day color guard in Winsted, Connecticut, and the Pennsylvania/New Jersey state line all have in common? Not a whole lot – except these are just a […]
Denning Drive is still on track to get a much-needed makeover in the City of Winter Park. We’re talking real change that will make this street more than just a thoroughfare for cars. The City envisions a Denning Drive that is a place for people – people of all ages […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]