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Take Part in Orange County 3rd Town Hall Vision 2050 Meeting Series

Orange County is one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. In fact, by 2050 the County’s population is estimated to increase by 700,000, exceeding 2 million residents. Therefore, we need to prepare for this growth in a smart and responsible way. To do so, Orange County needs […]

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Bike/Walk Central Florida Welcomes Three New Board Members

Bike/Walk Central Florida (BWCF) is proud to announce three additional members are joining the organization’s board of directors. Patrick Panza, an urban planner, GIS specialist, and assistant planning manager for GAI’s Community solutions group; John Paul (JP) Weesner, a landscape architect at Kittelson Associates; and Douglas Henley, the vice president of Owens Realty Services, are welcomed onto […]

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Beth Perell – Public Affairs Perspectives – Talks Biking & Walking Safety with Emily Hanna

Emily Hanna, Bike/Walk Central Florida’s executive director overseeing the Best Foot Forward for pedestrian safety program, spoke at length with Beth Perrell on her “Public Affairs Perspectives” Show, airing on five COX Radio stations. The two women discussed: The Best Foot Forward for pedestrian safety program; Smart Growth America’s Dangerous […]

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Dangerous by Design: Orlando-Sanford-Kissimmee Region and Florida Top Lists as Most Dangerous for Pedestrians

The Metro Orlando-Sanford-Kissimmee region and the State of Florida again top the lists as most dangerous for people walking. Smart Growth America (SGA) released its biennial “Dangerous by Design” report of the deadliest metro areas and states for pedestrians. According to the report, “Over the past decade (2010-2019), the number of people […]

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Meet BWCF’s Roni Wood: A Survivor Turns Her Trauma into Education and Encouragement

Today marks three years since the day Roni Braithwaite-Wood’s life was turned upside down. She and her son JT stepped into the crosswalk at Curry Ford and Conway Roads with a clear walking indicator on the pedestrian signal. She looked left and waved at a driver as they started to […]