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Smart Growth America helping to bring ‘Complete Streets’ to Central Florida
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Smart Growth America helping to bring ‘Complete Streets’ to Central Florida

No one would argue that Metro Orlando roads will magically become safer for walkers and bicyclists. After all, two people are struck and killed each week while walking in Central Florida. Getting the region off the list of having one of the most dangerous road systems in the nation will […]

PRESS RELEASE: Orange County School Siting Ordinance moves ahead for approval
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PRESS RELEASE: Orange County School Siting Ordinance moves ahead for approval

February 23, 2017 – After more than two years of collaborative effort between OCPS and Orange County Government staff, a revised version of the School Siting Ordinance will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners next month. At Thursday’s work session, the Orange County School Board reviewed the draft […]

Making Orlando a “model city” for people biking and walking
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Making Orlando a “model city” for people biking and walking

Billy Hattaway, the City of Orlando’s transportation director and BWCF board chair, sat down with WMFE’s Matthew Peddie to talk about his role in making Orlando streets safer for people biking and walking. In the interview, Hattaway talks about becoming a champion for bike and pedestrian safety in his previous role […]

Florida Today: Brevard pedestrian crashes soar 27% since 2012
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Florida Today: Brevard pedestrian crashes soar 27% since 2012

BWCF joined the Space Coast TPO last week to talk about pedestrian safety and what we can do to work towards safer streets for all road users. BWCF Executive Director Amanda Day shared that safety is a two-way street between drivers and pedestrians, and danger rises when walkers fail to yield and start […]

Roundabouts: Not just for Europeans
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Roundabouts: Not just for Europeans

When you picture a roundabout, you might also picture Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower in the distance behind it. Thanks to recent reports, though, we’re starting to see more roundabouts stateside. Research points to these road circles as safer and more efficient than the sharp-angled intersection, and transportation agencies across the United […]