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 […]
“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...
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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...
Aaron Powell, 42, is the founder of the Orlando Bike Coalition, a Facebook page dedicated to improving conditions for people who bike and walk. Powell intends to turn the coalition into a nonprofit 501(c) (3). Bike/Walk Central Florida talked recently with Powell, who teaches English as a second language and Spanish […]Read more...
So what could I-4 – an interstate highway designed to move cars from one place to another as fast as possible – have to do with biking and walking? A lot actually. Especially near on and off-ramps where people bike or walk quite regularly. Our Best Foot Forward for pedestrian […]
Our Best Foot Forward for pedestrian safety initiative has had a jam-packed community outreach calendar this past April – now going into May. We’ve been all over the City of Orlando and Orange County visiting neighborhood meetings, school events and more (seven events and counting so far). Below is a timeline of what BFF has been […]
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 […]
Aaron Powell, 42, is the founder of the Orlando Bike Coalition, a Facebook page dedicated to improving conditions for people who bike and walk. Powell intends to turn the coalition into a nonprofit 501(c) (3). Bike/Walk Central Florida talked recently with Powell, who teaches English as a second language and Spanish […]
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 […]
This news may come as a shock to you. Up until yesterday – state transportation agencies weren’t required by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to set goals for reducing bike and ped fatalities. They also didn’t have to track their progress either. This all changes now with a recent announcement from FHWA. State Department of […]
Check out VICE News’ coverage of a growing pedestrian safety problem in the US – includes an interview with BWCF Executive Director Amanda Day. Day calls for a push to normalize walking which she says starts with changing driver attitudes. “No one even thinks they are a pedestrian,” Day told VICE News. “Orlando was […]