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‘Bike 5 Cities’ – Frequently Asked Questions
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‘Bike 5 Cities’ – Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions Cost/Registration Q: What does it cost to participate? A: It’s free, but please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Bike/Walk Central Florida, a 501 (c)(3) organization. Your donation will help BWCF advocate for more bike-friendly routes, provide bicycling and pedestrian safety education and work toward making bicycling […]

What do Orlando drivers say about our culture?
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What do Orlando drivers say about our culture?

David Brooks’ column in the New York Times hits the nail on the head about our driving culture. The article, inspired by Pope Francis’ New Year’s Eve homily, reminds us that we as individuals shape society with our actions and reactions. One situation that plays a huge role is driving. […]

Custom street guidelines for Central Florida released
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Custom street guidelines for Central Florida released

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 […]

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 […]

Downtown Orlando bike lanes go green
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Downtown Orlando bike lanes go green

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 […]