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GROW AMERICA Act May Add Special Bike & PED Funding

The GROW AMERICA Act is a $478 billion, six-year transportation reauthorization proposal that provides increased and stable funding for our nation’s highways, bridges, transit, and rail systems. This new proposal would require states to use at least 30% of some highway safety grant funds on pedestrian and bicycle safety if […]

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Orlando Sentinel: Letting them go, one bike ride at a time

By Leslie Postal Orlando Sentinel If my parenting philosophy had to be classified, I’d rather it be more free range than helicopter. But philosophies can be tested when your husband says, “Can she ride her bike around the block?” and your first thought is a panicky question: “Alone?” My daughter, […]

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How does Orange County’s health rate to peer counties nationwide?

CDC interaction web application produces health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States Statistics might tell you that the state of Florida has a low prevalence of obesity or a high incidence of Salmonella, but have you ever wondered how health in Orange County compares nationwide? The Centers […]

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Streetsblog USA: Meet the Man on a Mission to Make Florida Walkable and Bikeable

Florida Department of Transportation District 1 Secretary and Bike/Walk Central Florida Chair Billy Hattaway and his mission to make Florida safer for walkers and bikers was featured in Streetsblog USA.  By Angie Schmitt Monday, March 30, 2015 Billy Hattaway just might have the most challenging job in any American transportation agency. As […]

Chatting with FDOT District Secretary and BWCF Chair Billy Hattaway: Complete Streets & More
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Chatting with FDOT District Secretary and BWCF Chair Billy Hattaway: Complete Streets & More

I, BFFer Katy Magruder, had the good fortune to talk with FDOT District Secretary and BWCF Chair Billy Hattaway about complete streets and what FDOT’s adoption of the policy and what this may mean for us. Imagine a two-way Orange Avenue, lined with buffered bike lanes. Covered LYNX bus stops […]