Best Foot Forward is making impressions – one person at a time on its social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter. BFF earned 208,626 impressions – the number of people on social media who viewed August’s Operation Best Foot Forward coverage. And we had a few favorite social media posts and […]
Operation Best Foot Forward was out in full force on Aug. 26 for the start of school – reminding drivers that as our youngest pedestrians were excitedly walking and biking to and from class, it is especially important to use caution during our morning and afternoon commutes. And as many […]Read more...
Children are the least predictable pedestrian and the most difficult to see. Last year in Orange County, 74 children under the age of 14 collided with a car. Motorists failing to yield are sometimes to blame. That’s why the Orlando Police Department (OPD) and Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) will be conducting crosswalk enforcement details at targeted locations Wednesday, Aug. 26.Read more...
FOX 35 joined BWCF Project Director, Amanda Day, BWCF Board Member, Rick Geller, and his daughter Melissa on the first day of school for Orange County students. Rick and Melissa got to enjoy their ride to school on the new cycle tracks near the Cady Way Trail that lead to […]Read more...
With the return of school here, make sure your Back-to-School style is one of safety. Bike/Walk Central Florida was featured by WESH in a back-to-school segment with great tips for all pedestrians and bicyclists or parents, kids, teachers and school visitors: Follow the rules of the road. Walk on sidewalks, don’t run […]Read more...
The United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration not only supports bicycle and pedestrian funding and infrastructure but is also clearing up any misconceptions there may be about design and funding. For the report, release Aug. 20, 2015, click here. And check out the story below from Momentum Magazine […]
Cooler weather, football season, and pumpkin everything – it’s almost time. The fall equinox doesn’t happen until September 23rd, but you can start easing into the season with the Camp Boggy Creek Challenge Ride in Lake County on September 12, 2015. The ride features routes of 40 and 60 miles, […]
The media was out in full force for Operation Best Foot Forward on Aug. 26 with Back to School safety tips (check out WESH’s segment), and coverage from TV stations and print/digital media, WESH, WKMG, WFTV, Fox35, News13, Orlando Sentinel, HobNob Orlando, Magic 1077 and Mayor Dyer’s blog. All that […]
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 […]
By Kellie Woods, BWCF/BFF intern Having lived in Orlando for close to three years now, I have always just assumed that defensive driving was the rule of the road. Now, after witnessing Operation Best Foot Forward with Best Foot Forward, I have a whole new perspective on pedestrians’ safety and […]
To become a world-class city, the City of Orlando is working to become more “complete” – with an addition of a Complete Streets policy that will help ensure that roads that are repainted and redesigned are done so with bicyclists, pedestrians, drivers, and transit users in mind. Next month, the City of Orlando will review […]
When you’re driving down E. Washington Street near Thornton Park, you may notice the crosswalk at N. Summerlin Avenue, or you should! The City of Orlando recently placed reflective pavement markers at the approaches to the crosswalk. The reflective markers, which are visible during inclement weather and at night, are common […]
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 […]