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People On Foot

Orange County Sheriff’s Office has 20+ openings for crossing guards

When Bike/Walk Central Florida joined the Orange County Student Pedestrian Safety Committee, we learned the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is looking for 20-plus crossing guards. Interested? Click here for more information. Best Foot Forward will take part in both the City of Orlando’s crossing guard training and Orange County Public School’s […]

Community Events

Hopping into Spring at the Ocoee Spring Fling

Lakeside breeze and bike helmet fittings go nicely – that’s how Ocoee residents felt at the Ocoee Spring Fling. About 500 people attended the event and BWCF and BFF spoke to nearly 70 of them about pedestrian and bike safety. A few residents expressed concerns about the lack of crossing guards […]

Crossing guards share why their job is rewarding

Crossing guards share why their job is rewarding

February was Crossing Guard Appreciation Month and BFF is celebrating because they truly help peds! Orange County crossing guards Donna Mitchell, Brian Dabney and retired crossing guard Tony Calabro are part of the BFF team as data collectors tracking how many drivers yield to people in marked crosswalks. Here, they take […]

Newsletter / People On Foot

Crossing Guards Helped What Cross The Road?

Katy, a member of the BFF team, spoke with Tony Calabro, Brian Dabney, and Donna Mitchell about their experiences as Orange County Crossing Guards. These guards had a lot to share, but one story in particular stood out to us. Check out Tony’s story about his craziest crosswalk encounter, and stay tuned for […]

Newsletter / People On Foot / Safe Routes to School

Orlando Sentinel: Big Need At Schools – Crossing Guards

Until recently, it wasn’t unusual for Scott Boyd to see an early morning email pop up in his inbox: Students are crossing six lanes of traffic alone because there’s no crossing guard at Sunset Park Elementary near Windermere. “It happened often,” said Boyd, the Orange County commissioner who represents the […]