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Orlando Sentinel: Cyclists ride Orlando sidewalks, even though it is illegal

By Dan Tracy One of the least enforced, most ignored laws on Orlando’s books says it is illegal to ride a bike on the sidewalk within the city limits. There are exceptions, such as bike- and pedestrian-only paths, but regular, old sidewalks are off-limits. The rule has been around since […]

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New BWCF Team Member, Jenifer Rupert

As a mom of two little people whom are extremely active, I am excited to be a part of this amazing team who works toward bicycle and pedestrian safety on a daily basis. Prior to joining the BWCF team, I worked with the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council on various […]

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BWCF Intern Shelby: Out for the Count

MetroPlan Orlando uses Bike and Ped Counts to learn how many pedestrians and cyclists use crosswalks and sidewalks here in Orlando. As an intern with Bike/Walk Central Florida, I got the chance to volunteer for the September 11th count at the intersection of Webster and Denning in Winter Park. It was […]

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Best Foot Forward Goes Back to School, learns from the next generation of engineers

BFF visited Mrs. Gordon’s gifted class at St. Mary Magdalene in Maitland last month to talk about today’s pedestrian safety challenges and tomorrow’s planning solutions for walkable communities.  Future engineers and game-changers, these students are entering the Florida Engineering Society’s 20th annual “Project CREATE” competition. This year’s topic is right up BFF’s […]

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Lights, Camera, Yield to Peds!

Now playing at a City of Orlando office near you: Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety videos!  Produced through the city’s talented communications department, these are the first two in a series of public service videos to get more drivers to yield to peds and for peds to use crosswalks. The 40-second spots explain the driver […]