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Media Release: Local Law Enforcement Conducts Crosswalk Crackdown as More Drivers Get Back on the Road

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jul. 21, 2020) – The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando Police Department and Longwood Police Department are conducting Operation Best Foot Forward, a high-visibility crosswalk enforcement operation, at seven crosswalks on Tuesday, July 21. WHY: The downward trend in pedestrian injuries and deaths is beginning to reverse as […]

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Spring Forward: Wake-up Call to Drivers Not Stopping for Pedestrians in Marked Crosswalks

On a warm, sunny day in March, people driving through the heart of downtown Kissimmee came upon an unusual sight—business owners, downtown residents, even elementary children lined the streets. They were shouting positive messages and holding signs that said things like, “Slow down to see Kissimmee… speed up to see […]

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Media Alert: Springing into Daylight Saving Time Brings Increased Driver and Pedestrian Danger

A new study shows traffic crashes spike during the first six days following the switch to Daylight Saving Time, pinning the causes on adjusting to darker morning commutes to work or school and sleep deprivation. That’s why Orange and Osceola County officers and deputies from five agencies will conduct a […]

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Best Foot Forward and Partners Featured in National Magazine

Pedestrian safety has become a national focus—and some say it’s a crisis here in Orlando. Best Foot Forward was established to reverse the conflict between pedestrians and drivers by focusing on one specific behavior change – getting more drivers to yield for pedestrians at marked crosswalks as Florida law requires. […]

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Bike/Walk Central Floirda’s 2020 New Year’s Resolutions

2019 was a great year for BWCF, and we hope it was for you, too! Though we accomplished a ton (and had a lot of fun doing it), there are still plenty more things in store for 2020! Here are our New Year’s resolutions as we enter a new decade […]