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Riding a bus makes you healthier

State Road 50 — or Colonial Drive — is not always the most pleasant commute. Congestion. Stop-and-go traffic. Not very bike-friendly or walkable. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) has been proposed as one possible solution for these commuting challenges. And a recent study conducted by MetroPlan Orlando reports a SR 50 BRT […]

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MetroPlan Orlando reports bike/ped injuries and fatalities still on the rise

MetroPlan Orlando has released its latest pedestrian and bicyclist crash trends report for the tri-county area (Orange County, Osceola County and Seminole County). The report reviewed injury and fatality crash data between 2007 and 2015. Some good news. MetroPlan Orlando reports bike/ped-related crashes are increasing less near Downtown Orlando. But […]

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Walking in Orlando is not normal – but it needs to be amid growing US ped safety problem

Check out VICE News’ coverage of a growing pedestrian safety problem in the US – includes an interview with BWCF Executive Director Amanda Day. Day calls for a push to normalize walking which she says starts with changing driver attitudes. “No one even thinks they are a pedestrian,” Day told VICE News. “Orlando was […]

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City of Orlando reveals early plans for bike/ped-friendly ‘bridge district’ under I-4

Did you see the plans for the City of Orlando’s proposed “bridge district” under I-4? Looks promising for people who love to walk or bike. BFF Program Director Amanda Day got to chat with the Sentinel about the “bridge district” proposal. She said she was “wowed” by both the renderings and the plans to include some […]

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Take a walk on the mild side for health, community: From HCF Executive Director Jill Hamilton Buss

Thank you to Healthy Central Florida Executive Director Jill Hamilton Buss for giving Bike/Walk Central Florida and Best Foot Forward a shout out in the Orlando Sentinel.  Read her Nov. 6 editorial below – it’s a powerful call to action for both promoting walking and designing walkable communities.   Take a walk on […]