Smart Growth America (SGA) has released a series of recommendations about how to make a region safer through changes to land use, transportation decision-making practices and culture. Which region specifically? Central Florida, the heart of the state infamous for having the highest rate of vehicle/pedestrian injuries and death. SGA’s Central […]
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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 […]
Have you seen the leprechaun treatment on some of downtown Orlando’s bike lanes? The green paint is intended to increase the visibility of bicyclists, in a pilot program studying whether the colorful lanes will reduce car/bike traffic crashes. It’s also hoped that drivers won’t park in a lane so obviously marked for people on […]
Smart Growth America has released Dangerous by Design 2016, the fourth edition of a ranking of the most dangerous U.S. metro areas for pedestrians. While the report showed pedestrian fatalities remain an alarming epidemic, it offered some good news for Americans who travel on foot. “More than 1,200 Complete Streets […]
As usual, Florida has been making headlines across the country. The topic this time? Smart Growth America’s latest Dangerous by Design report. The report, compiled in 2016, ranks Florida as the most dangerous place for people walking – again. We’ve earned this distinction since 2011. CityLab, a national online publication, […]