Articles written by: Bike/Walk Central Florida

Send your kids back to school with a properly fitted bike helmet
People On Bikes

Send your kids back to school with a properly fitted bike helmet

Helmets are the single most effective piece of safety equipment for bicycle riders of all ages and required by Florida law for those 16 and under.  But does your child’s helmet fit properly? If it doesn’t, it might not protect them from serious injury. Leading up to the start of […]

Is UCF a ‘Bike Friendly University?’ Some students think so
People On Bikes

Is UCF a ‘Bike Friendly University?’ Some students think so

Kudos to a group of UCF students seeking to gain national recognition of their campus as a Bicycle Friendly University (BFU). This move will raise UCF’s profile as a school that supports bike use among students, staff and faculty by providing bike lanes, bike sharing and a bike-repair shop on […]

Q&A with Lisa Portelli
Newsletter

Q&A with Lisa Portelli

Lisa Portelli, the brains behind Bike 5 Cities, is an avid cyclist and a Bike/Walk Central Florida board member. Standing up for pedestrians and bikers, alike, Lisa created an event that shined a light on how crucial biker/walker-friendly infrastructure is in the community. She gives her input on the importance […]

New trails are in the works
People On Bikes / Trails

New trails are in the works

People who enjoy exploring the outdoors on bike or foot will have a few more opportunities for comfortable, more convenient routes with trail expansions and connectivity coming to Central Florida and across the state. Over in Edgewater, The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) joined the City of Edgewater, Volusia County, and […]

Orlando Sentinel: Altamonte Springs looks for ways to ease traffic congestion
People On Bikes

Orlando Sentinel: Altamonte Springs looks for ways to ease traffic congestion

In addition to easing traffic congestion, Altamonte Springs is launching several transportation projects to make it easier for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, to get around the area. Some of these projects include adding bicycle lanes to Montgomery Road, a pedestrian tunnel under S.R. 436 to the Altamonte […]