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New Orange County School Siting Ordinance passes; includes BWCF recommendations
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New Orange County School Siting Ordinance passes; includes BWCF recommendations

Orange County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve new a school siting ordinance in cooperation with Orange County Public Schools (OCPS). The new rules allow for greater flexibility in where future public schools can be located by dropping minimum acreage requirements and not requiring sites to be built on […]

MEDIA ALERT: Crackdown at the crosswalks happening Wed., March 15
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MEDIA ALERT: Crackdown at the crosswalks happening Wed., March 15

Operation Best Foot Forward: Crackdown at the Crosswalks Orange County Sheriff’s Office to enforce Florida’s driver yield law  at marked crosswalks to improve pedestrian safety. ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) will be cracking down on drivers who fail to yield to a person crossing the street […]

BFF partner MetroPlan Orlando launches new website
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BFF partner MetroPlan Orlando launches new website

MetroPlan Orlando is the metropolitan planning organization for Central Florida as well as a member of the Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety coalition (BFF), a program of Bike/Walk Central Florida. Recently, MetroPlan Orlando launched a new website featuring information on transportation planning projects, meeting calendars and resources about local […]

Making Orlando a “model city” for people biking and walking
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Making Orlando a “model city” for people biking and walking

Billy Hattaway, the City of Orlando’s transportation director and BWCF board chair, sat down with WMFE’s Matthew Peddie to talk about his role in making Orlando streets safer for people biking and walking. In the interview, Hattaway talks about becoming a champion for bike and pedestrian safety in his previous role […]

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 […]