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1000 Friends of Florida Upcoming Webinar: December 10 with Dale Allen 1000 Friends of Florida Upcoming Webinar: December 10 with Dale Allen
South Lake County Earned ‘Bicycle Friendly Community’ Designation – includes Clermont … South Lake County Earned ‘Bicycle Friendly Community’ Designation – includes Clermont …
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Chapter News Orlando Sentinel: Cyclists ride Orlando sidewalks, even though it is illegal

Orlando Sentinel: Cyclists ride Orlando sidewalks, even though it is illegal

By Dan Tracy One of the least enforced, most ignored laws on Orlando’s books says it is illegal to ride a bike on the sidewalk within the city limits. There are exceptions, such as bike- and pedestrian-only paths, but regular, old sidewalks are off-limits. The rule has been around since […]

Community Events Save the Date: CNU Florida Summit

Save the Date: CNU Florida Summit

The urbanites are coming!  The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) will host their first-ever Summit on February 19-20 in Orlando.  Eliza Harris, CNU Florida Orlando Representative and Bike/Walk Central Florida Board Member, said  “Part of the program will highlight Downtown Orlando over the last decade, and we will also have experts […]

Pedestrian Program Best Foot Forward Goes Back to School, learns from the next generation of engineers

Best Foot Forward Goes Back to School, learns from the next generation of engineers

BFF visited Mrs. Gordon’s gifted class at St. Mary Magdalene in Maitland last month to talk about today’s pedestrian safety challenges and tomorrow’s planning solutions for walkable communities.  Future engineers and game-changers, these students are entering the Florida Engineering Society’s 20th annual “Project CREATE” competition. This year’s topic is right up BFF’s […]

Future Destinations Sneak Peak of the C2C from Maitland to St. Pete

Sneak Peak of the C2C from Maitland to St. Pete

From BWCF Friend, Nanci Adler – My husband, Don, and I just couldn’t wait for the Coast-to-Coast Connector to be completed. Already contemplating a four-day bike trip in Florida, we decided to use as much of the Connector route as possible to cycle from our home in Maitland to Saint […]

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JCC Encourages Cycling with New Bike Racks
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JCC Encourages Cycling with New Bike Racks

Shout out to David Wayne, Executive Director at the JCC, and Robby Etzkin, Assistant Director, for installing new bike racks at the Jewish Community Center in Maitland.  They know the importance of bikes to community health and fitness, which is also a central part of the JCC’s mission.  Purposely installed […]

Multi-Modal is A MUST For The Orange Avenue Corridor
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Multi-Modal is A MUST For The Orange Avenue Corridor

A sizeable crowd gathered in late October at the Comfort Inn on Sand Lake Road to hear from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Orange County about the plans to improve multi-modal travel along the Orange Avenue corridor – from Sand Lake Road to Hoffner Road, touching parts of […]

BWCF Intern Shelby: Out for the Count
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BWCF Intern Shelby: Out for the Count

MetroPlan Orlando uses Bike and Ped Counts to learn how many pedestrians and cyclists use crosswalks and sidewalks here in Orlando. As an intern with Bike/Walk Central Florida, I got the chance to volunteer for the September 11th count at the intersection of Webster and Denning in Winter Park. It was […]

Winter Park High is on a Roll
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Winter Park High is on a Roll

Students at Winter Park High School are going above and beyond by implementing a bike share program that reminds everyone that biking is great exercise. Meg Pietkiewicz, a teacher at WPHS, believed that having a bike share program would benefit students that needed a ride home or to get some exercise.  […]

Town of Eatonville: Three Times the Sole
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Town of Eatonville: Three Times the Sole

Which community has the most sole? Winter Park, Maitland, or Eatonville? The three mayors asked and received their answer at Healthy Central Florida’s Third Annual Mayors’ Sole Challenge.  The winner? Eatonville!  They took the top spot because they had the highest percentage of people (based on population) in attendance. The prize – […]