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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When you picture a roundabout, you might also picture Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower in the distance behind it. Thanks to recent reports, though, we’re starting to see more roundabouts stateside. Research points to these road circles as safer and more efficient than the sharp-angled intersection, and transportation agencies across the United […]
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 […]
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 […]
Have you ever caught yourself referring to a female law enforcement officer as a “policeman?” Or used an airplane seat’s call button, expecting help from a “stewardess,” only to be met with a male flight attendant? Gender biases that slip into our language can be hard to shake. And it turns out, similar […]