Rocket launches. Pristine beaches. A national wildlife refuge. The C2C Space Coast Gap has spectacular beauty and once-in-a-lifetime experiences packed into 14 miles from Titusville to the Atlantic Ocean. The Space Coast Gap will connect the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail in Volusia County and the A. Max Brewer Bridge […]
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 […]Read more...
By Brendan O’Conner Bungalower Orlando Bike Share will be installing new bike stations throughout the month as they expand their services to include 200 more bikes in their fleet. The two pictured in this post are at Downtown Credo and the College Park Publix. Bike Share users can take a […]Read more...
StreetsBlog Network shared an article about reducing vehicle speed the discusses why decrease of just 10 miles an hour can save lives: It might seem like a small thing: reducing motor vehicle speeds 10 miles per hour. But that 10 mph can make an enormous difference for the safety of […]Read more...
The News-Press looked at the state’s law that a driver must pass a bicycle at “not less than 3 feet” and found that of the 500 tickets issued to drivers who passed bicyclists illegally, only eight of those drivers were found guilty. Billy Hattaway, Bike/Walk Central Florida chair and FDOT’s “champion” for […]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 […]
After the City of Orlando’s One Less Car, One More Park event, there is great potential for Orlando’s parking spaces – from an Urban Fitness trail with a rowing machine and a solar panel charging station to art displays. There were green spaces with lawn chairs and a bike-powered smoothie […]
When Bike/Walk Central Florida joined the Orange County Student Pedestrian Safety Committee, we learned the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 20-plus crossing guards. Interested? Click here for more information. Best Foot Forward will take part in both the City of Orlando’s crossing guard training and Orange County Public School’s […]
One Washington Post writer shared his thoughts about the new technology coming out for people on bikes. Don’t Make Bicyclists More Visible. Make Drivers Stop Hitting Them. By Eben Weiss About 100 years ago, the auto industry pulled off a neat trick: It stole the public roadways from us. See, […]
If you’re riding without a bike helmet, expect Lisa Portelli, Bike/Walk Central Florida board member and Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) director, to be hot on your trail. Meet Betty. She was cruising by WPHF and Lisa spied her from her office. Lisa jumped on her bike and asked Betty […]
Special thanks to The Park Press for their story about the three Orange County Public School students who won the WalkSafe poster contest! Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) will honor the three winners of the 2015 WalkSafe Statewide Poster Contest from Orange County at its April 14 board meeting. More than […]
BFF Program Manager Katy Magruder presents to local groups and organizations to talk to people about pedestrian safety. If you are interested in having her speak at your event or to your group, please email her at Katy@bikewalkcentralflorida.org. Pulling into the Avalon Park community, I was impressed with the low speed roads, prominent pedestrian […]
The South Trail Library is a busy place on a Saturday afternoon. And it was a perfect opportunity for BWCF and BFF to talk with residents and children about pedestrian and bike safety. There were many kids eager to answer our questions about ped safety. The children were well-aware of the need to look left-right-left […]