Pedestrian and bicyclist safety has a champion in MetroPlan Orlando. The organization has announced their plans to develop a regional Complete Streets program, in line with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)’s new Complete Streets policy. Complete Streets is latest set of buzzwords to come to Orlando – but for […]
Take a look at the article below from the Orlando Sentinel about creating Complete Streets on Orlando roads. There are some great quotes from Bike/Walk Central Florida Chairman and FDOT District 1 Secretary Billy Hattaway, BWCF Board Member Eliza Harris, as well as BWCF Executive Director Amanda Day. By Dan Tracy Central Florida […]Read more...
Governor Rick Scott has officially declared March 2015 as Florida Bike Month! With National Bike Month peeking around the corner (May), Floridians can enjoy their own slice of the pie a little early. So get out, get off your feet, and get onto two wheels. Between the beautiful Florida sunshine, […]Read more...
Bicycle enthusiasts, lovers of the great outdoors, hikers and those with a passion for nature, take note: there will be a ribbon cutting next week for the South Lake Trail Extension. This third phase of the South Lake Trail is more than 3.5 miles long, and runs from Silver Eagle […]Read more...
Attention Drivers: That Pedestrian You Just Cut-Off Might be a Cop. Operation Best Foot Forward draws attention to Crossing Guard Awareness Month by cracking down on crosswalk violators near schools What: February is Crossing Guard Awareness Month and throughout Orange County Public Schools there are more than 450 school crossing guards. These […]Read more...
I, BFFer Katy Magruder, had the good fortune to talk with FDOT District Secretary and BWCF Chair Billy Hattaway about complete streets and what FDOT’s adoption of the policy and what this may mean for us. Imagine a two-way Orange Avenue, lined with buffered bike lanes. Covered LYNX bus stops […]
Join Healthy Central Florida for Biking Works in Winter Park, the first official Bike to Work Day in Winter Park. This fun, free community-wide event is taking place on Wednesday, March 11th and all are encouraged to commute to work (or school) by bicycle that day for fitness and fun. Encourage […]
Orlando has a problem with pedestrian safety – and it’s a big deal. I moved to Orlando from Michigan six months ago. And one of the big things – aside from the heat – that I immediately noticed was the high number of vehicle/pedestrian accidents, many of which were deadly. […]
Two new training opportunities will be offered in Orlando this spring on how to improve mobility in your area. Multimodal Transportation Planning and Effective FDOT/Local Government Coordination on Mobility Planning is scheduled for April 30 and May 1. Anyone interested in improving mobility through coordinated transportation and land use planning […]
Metro Orlando may rank among the deadliest communities in the country for walkers and bicyclists, but the area seemed pretty safe Tuesday when cycling experts took a four-hour tour. “I think it’s positive, definitely seen improvements,” said Bill Nesper, a vice president with the American League of Bicyclists in Washington, […]
Click here to review the report created by BWCF board member, Rick Geller, highlighting the details of this project. Winter Park balks at double bike lanes near school Winter Park attorney Rick Geller and a group of parents are pushing the city to build a double bike lane by Brookshire […]
One Orlando resident gets it – the local trails are useful in so many ways, but one of those ways is as an outlet for community members to get outdoors in a safe environment for some exercise! Family bike rides, romantic weekend strolls – the possibilities are endless. Check out […]
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 […]