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US: 60% Increase in the # of People Biking to Work
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US: 60% Increase in the # of People Biking to Work

Don’t let the 60% fool you because the national increase is small – from 488,000 in 2000 (census) to 786,000 (2008-2012) according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.   While bicyclists still account for just 0.6 percent of all commuters, some of the nation’s largest cities have more than doubled since […]

“My goal is to walk into work or into meetings not looking like I rode my bike there”
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“My goal is to walk into work or into meetings not looking like I rode my bike there”

Lisa Portelli, program director for Winter Park Health Foundation and BWCF board member,  says she can walk into a meeting without anyone knowing she just trekked two or more miles in a hot and sticky Florida summer where daily thunderstorms are the norm, proving she has mastered the art of […]

School’s Back in Session. Crossing Guards Needed.
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School’s Back in Session. Crossing Guards Needed.

Do you want to be more active in the safety of your community? The City of Orlando is looking for you!  Join the Crossing Guard team where you will be the first line of defense in protecting our little walkers and bikers on their way to school.  Think about the […]

Pro PEDS in Englewood With Commissioner Ortiz
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Pro PEDS in Englewood With Commissioner Ortiz

Dedicated neighbors made it through the torrential downpour to make it to the Englewood Neighborhood Association meeting this month near Azalea Park, where BFF ran into Commissioner Tony Ortiz and Orlando Police Department Officer Eddie Rosado. BFF had the pleasure of opening the pedestrian safety conversation with concerned citizens and […]

All Things Considered Considers BFF
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All Things Considered Considers BFF

NPR – All Things Considered – produced a lengthy segment on region’s ped problem and detailing the steps FDOT, MetroPlan Orlando, Orange County and City of Orlando are taking to make our streets walker, biker, people friendly — especially since Central Florida was ranked #1 in preventable pedestrian accidents when looking at fatality […]