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Winter Park/Maitland Observer: Safer Pedestrian Crossings Help Disabled in Winter Park
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Winter Park/Maitland Observer: Safer Pedestrian Crossings Help Disabled in Winter Park

By Megan Elliot For the last few years, Keith Wiedemann wasn’t sure if he could make it across Aloma Avenue alive. If a car ran a red light or turned right on a red, the blind Winter Park resident couldn’t see it. “They run those lights so much, it’s very […]

International Walk to School Day 2014
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International Walk to School Day 2014

Walk this way – to school today! Wednesday is International Walk To School Day More than 50 Orange County Public Schools Participating One-day international event to encourage families, students and the community to get out of their cars and get moving. What:   Best Foot Forward will join with Orange County Public School […]

WP Public Library: Books, Movies, and Bikes?
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WP Public Library: Books, Movies, and Bikes?

Kudos to the Winter Park Public Library for launching their new bike checkout program where cardholders and guests of the Alfond Inn can borrow bikes and check out the city. There are currently eight bikes available for checkout – seven cruiser-style bikes and one tandem, a two-seated bike and a […]

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 […]