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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 […]

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Fines and Suspensions Doubled for Passing Stopped School Buses

There’s no excuse for carelessly putting children in danger, and now illegally passing a school bus could cost violators as much as $400. Florida H.B. 37, also known as the School Bus Safety Act, increased the fines on January 1, 2021, for failure to stop for a school bus. Here […]

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USDOT Releases Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently released Pedestrian Safety Action Plan to address the reduction of pedestrian injuries and fatalities on America’s roads. “People may have preferences when it comes to transportation, but at some point, everyone is a pedestrian,” the plan’s introduction begins. “Whether it is walking to […]