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Deadly reminders of Orlando’s dangerous reputation
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Deadly reminders of Orlando’s dangerous reputation

Smart Growth America’s Dangerous by Design 2016 report lists the deadliest cities to walk in, and Orlando’s ranking was down from first to third most dangerous. On the surface, this looks like an achievement. But someone caught in the path of an oncoming vehicle has no ranking, only a binary status: […]

Join HCF For “Biking Works” – Bike to Work Day in Winter Park!
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Join HCF For “Biking Works” – Bike to Work Day in Winter Park!

Join Healthy Central Florida for Biking Works in Winter Park, the first official Bike to Work Day in Winter Park. This fun, free community-wide event is taking place on Wednesday, March 8th and all are encouraged to commute to work (or school) by bicycle that day for fitness and fun. Encourage […]

One person at a time
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One person at a time

It’s the money, as in a $164 fine motorists are issued for barreling through a crosswalk while a pedestrian is using it. Publicize the tickets, hand out a bunch of them and motorists will get the message and stop, contends a crossing guard who attended a continuing education course at […]

Best Foot Forward striding into Osceola County
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Best Foot Forward striding into Osceola County

Getting drivers to consistently hit the brakes when people are in crosswalks is the goal of Osceola County and Kissimmee officials who are expanding the Best Foot Forward program into the county this spring. “We want people out. We want people moving,” Osceola County’s senior transportation planner Mary Moskowitz said […]

Orlando and Pedestrians: Top 5 Misconceptions
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Orlando and Pedestrians: Top 5 Misconceptions

Who are these pedestrians anyway? Let’s address common misconceptions about people who walk: #1. Fewer people walking mean fewer pedestrian deaths. False. With most people in Orlando traveling by car, you might conclude that fewer people are walking and, therefore, there would be fewer pedestrian fatalities. Unfortunately, that isn’t the […]