Training toolkit helps public health professionals and urban planners speak each other’s languages The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put together a training framework to educate both public health professionals and urban planners on our common goal to create healthier communities. The design and development of these communities to […]
Orlando’s own Edgewater Drive is a national model for Complete Streets, according to a new report released by Smart Growth America’s National Complete Streets Coalition. A Complete Street accommodates people of all ages and abilities traveling on foot, on bicycle, in transit, and in cars. Complete Streets legislation and policies […]Read more...
BWCF’s Executive Director, Amanda Day, joined 12 other cycling enthusiasts in Washington D.C. for the League of American Bicyclist’s National Bike Summit. Becky Afonso, Executive Director of the Florida Bicycle Association, and 9 others spent the last day of the Summit meeting with legislators about the things that need to […]Read more...
BWCF Board Member Frank Gilbert rides his bike to work four days a week. The article below from WLRN discusses cyclist safety as more people begin biking to work. Click here to listen to their radio interview and to hear reporter Abe Aboraya narrate his ride through Orlando streets. Frank Gilbert […]Read more...
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...
This page will be updated weekly with media coverage. HB 0231 – Transportation Revises provisions relating to the rights & safety of vulnerable users of public rights-of-way; prohibits assault of bicycle riders; revises provisions for careless driving; provides penalties for specified infractions contributing to bodily injury of […]
Bike/Walk Central Florida and Best Foot Forward were lucky enough to get waterfront property – a booth overlooking Starke Lake – at the Ocoee Spring Fling. About 500 people attended the event and BWCF and BFF spoke to nearly 70 of them about pedestrian and bike safety. A few residents […]
Operation Best Foot Forward’s positive efforts are having a ripple effect – on drivers and it shows at area crosswalks. In Orange County, we saw yield rates improve at crosswalks – that were not part of the police enforcement, but were within close proximity of a couple of the targeted […]
Hey Orlando business owners, there’s a great opportunity out there to encourage cyclists to visit your establishments. The city of Orlando has a free bike rack program – where it will install bike racks, in the public right-of-way, of course, for no charge. And if there’s a place where riders […]
Recent Report Details National Bicycling and Walking Statistics The Alliance for Biking & Walking released their 2014 Bicycling and Walking in the U.S. Benchmarking Report. The Report includes new data on bicycling and walking in all 50 states, the 52 largest U.S. cities, and a select number of midsized cities. […]
Maitland, Winter park to become Bicycle Friendly Cities thanks to Winter Park Health Foundation grant
Bike/Walk Central Florida and Healthy Central Florida are providing support to the cities of Winter Park, Maitland, and the town of Eatonville to achieve designation as a Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists (LAB). Thanks to a $27,000 grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF), what started as an […]
Want to ride your bike in Orlando, but don’t know much about the trails? There’s a one-stop place with all the information – and maps too – that you will need, thanks to the City of Orlando’s website. Follow this link, click on “Bicycles and Pedestrians” and then click on […]
Gov. Rick Scott recently declared March as Bike Month in Florida, but when it comes to safety for bicyclists sharing our roadways, the Sunshine State is the deadliest in the nation. Southwest Florida consistently ranks among the top ten most dangerous regions in the state for bicyclists. Following a recent special investigation […]