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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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Best Foot Forward Steering Committees Select 2021 Crosswalks

Best Foot Forward (BFF) Steering Committee members in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties met last month with one goal in mind: to identify troublesome crosswalks to start monitoring, enforcing and engineering to make them safer for people crossing. The three steering committees selected  62 crosswalks that will receive some extra […]

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Results Are In from November Operation Best Foot Forward

UPDATE: Orlando, Fla. – Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office joined officers from the Kissimmee, St. Cloud and Casselberry Police Departments to conduct the fourth and final Operation Best Foot Forward this year on Tuesday, November 10 and Wednesday, November 11. At ten crosswalks across Central Florida, agencies reminded drivers […]

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Alert to Drivers: Watch for Students Returning to Schools

On Friday, August 21, more than one-in-three students enrolled in the Orange County Public School system returned to the traditional classroom. That’s more than 75,000 students either biking, walking, or riding in a car or bus. Thousands more returned to school in other Central Florida counties in August as well. […]

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Local Law Enforcement Cracking Down at Crosswalks, as More Drivers Get Back on the Road

On July 21, three local law enforcement agencies spread out across Central Florida for Operation Best Foot Forward – a high-visibility enforcement operation to ticket drivers not obeying Florida law and stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks. Many asked, why do an enforcement operation, now, during COVID-19? The answer is straightforward. […]