There’s a trend happening – more businesses are moving to downtowns across the country. Smart Growth America recently released a report titled Core Values: Why American Companies are Moving Downtown that discusses why these businesses are moving downtown. One huge factor? Walkability. Businesses are moving to downtowns that are walkable. […]
ORLANDO, Fla. — (June 25, 2015) — Two Clermont volunteers, Shannon Hidalgo and Sean Parks, will further propel their “Choice of Champions” city as a bicycle-friendly community as new members of the Bike/Walk Central Florida (BWCF) Board of Directors. Clermont has become the destination for athletes to train for the […]Read more...
Lighting is crucial to saving pedestrian lives – according to MetroPlan Orlando, lack of lighting is a major contributor to pedestrian fatalities. Only 20% of pedestrian fatalities occur in the daytime. The rest occur at night. Thank you, City of Orlando, for getting these changes made that will brighten our […]Read more...
Operation Best Foot Forward is about changing behaviors of both drivers and walkers. Look no further than the story that ran on WKMG about Orlando Police Department (OPD) and Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) June’s “crosswalk crackdown.” Here was a man who received a $164 citation for failing to yield at […]Read more...
Orlando Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office ramp up crosswalk violations with Operation Best Foot Forward as Orange County students begin summer break To keep roads safe for more than 191,000 Orange County children starting summer break, the Orlando Police Department (OPD) and Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) will […]Read more...
Orlando Sentinel By Beth Kassab Politicians in Central Florida say they are tired of this region being labeled the worst in the country for pedestrians and cyclists. And maybe — just maybe — they are starting to prove it. For too long, walkers and bikers who want to share roads […]
Think there’s no mountain biking here amongst the pancake landscape of Central Florida? The Orlando chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association would like to show you otherwise. Granted, you won’t find Colorado-ish climbs or Utah-esque canyons, but there are other varieties of off-road thrills. This Saturday, the 2-year-old club […]
Why Walk? Well to best answer that question, America Walks hosted a webinar on June 18 by the same name with speakers Jonathon Stalls, founder of Walk2Connect and Jim Stone, biologist and executive director of Circulate San Diego. But to answer that question, it may be best to first start […]
The Chattanooga Police Department is making strides for bicyclist safety. A new box attached to their bikes is using ultrasound technology to enforce a law that was previously difficult to call out – the 3-ft law that requires vehicles to give bicyclists 3-ft of space when passing. This new technology can […]
Big news, Florida bikers: new bike lanes are getting wider. FDOT has changed its buffered bike lane standards from 5 feet to 7 feet. That’s 24 extra inches for you and your bicycle to be protected from fast-moving traffic. This means that the white painted line that normally separates humans on […]
Walkable neighborhoods are stronger when a variety of different people can afford to live there. What a better way to make this happen than to gather real estate developers from across the country to talk about how they can help. The collective discussion will happen as part of the 2015 […]
National Bike to School Day May 6, 2015 Hundreds of students participated in the day’s activities 30+ schools participated Dommerich Elementary and Maitland Middle School Maitland Mayor McDonald walked with students and parents, accompanied by the Maitland Police Healthy Central Florida handed out water bottles and healthy snacks to students who […]
Biking to work is much more fun when you’re with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. But first, you have to take a selfie before your face turns into a river of sweat with the temps rising faster than a space rocket. This year Bike to Work had the added benefit of […]