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Kissimmee Changes Driver Behavior with Crosswalk Updates 

The City of Kissimmee is working hard to make its crosswalks safer for people walking. The city recently installed new traffic control devices at two crosswalks currently being monitored through the Best Foot Forward (BFF) program: 898 N. Hoagland Blvd. and Dyer Blvd. & Kennsington Rd. These popular trail crossings […]

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City of Orlando Installs New Mid-block Crosswalk with Latest in State-of-the-Art Technology

The City of Orlando recently installed a new mid-block pedestrian crosswalk that features the latest in technology, automated rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs), on Primrose Drive, south of Amelia Street. The installation is part of the City’s continued efforts through the Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious […]

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Flashing Crosswalk Bills Don’t Advance

The 2020 Florida Legislative session wrapped up on Thursday, March 19, 2020. One bill was ultimately left on the table. Perhaps it was the immediate and necessary attention to nationwide health concerns involving COVID-19 that kept certain bills from advancing during this session. Another reason could be organized opposition. While […]

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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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Operation BFF: A Tale of Two (kinds of) Crosswalks

Last week Orlando Police Department (OPD) officers and Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) deputies hit the streets for Operation Best Foot Forward. Their goal: to raise drivers’ awareness about Florida law, which requires drivers to yield or stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks. How Operation BFF works: Before an operation, […]