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Best Foot Forward Program Summary
PRESENTED BY: AMANDA DAY,
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
DATE: September 2017
PRESENTATION
BIKE/WALK CENTRAL FLORIDA
MANAGES THE BEST FOOT FORWARD PROGRAM
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Metropolitan Areas Ranked as the Most Dangerous Places to Walk
1. Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, FL 3. Orlando-Kissimmee
2. Palm B...
THREE WALKERS ARE STRUCK BY A DRIVER
EACH WEEK IN OSCEOLA COUNTY
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INCLUDES ALL CITIES AND TOWNS
PEDESTRIANS
Fatalities + ...
Q. WHYIT’S COMPLICATED
6
LANGUAGE BIAS IN TRANSPORTATION
7
Here’s a caption for the above photo. More awesome
primary color chairs.
Words were coin...
PEOPLE ARE CARELESS
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CARELESS DRIVING CARELESS WALKING CARELESS DESIGN
Stepping Up For
Pedestrian Safety
Best Foot Forward Coalition
May 30, 2012 at Orlando Health
EDUCATION ENGINEERING ENFORCEMENT
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MORE DRIVERS TO YIELD TO PEOPLE IN CROSSWALKS
11
» short term objective: increase driver yield
rates to 50% on roads poste...
CHOOSING THE CROSSWALK
12
FOR THE PILOT PROGRAM
.
1. Crosswalk is enforceable
2. Engineering changes needed to the crosswa...
ENGINEERING ENHANCEMENTS
ENFORCEMENT: OPERATION BFF
iyield4peds.org
EDUCATION OUTREACH
. .
Walk n’ RollNational Night Out
Back to School Fair
Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
Walk to School Day
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Q. MOREDRIVERSYIELDINGTOPEOPLE
ATTHESECROSSWALKLOCATIONS?
Yield Rate: 58%Yield Rate: 13%
August 2013 June 2016LAKE UNDERHILL RD. & PALMER ST
iyield4peds.org
TRACKING PROGRESS
% OF ...
BFF PROVIDES MEASURED RESULTS.
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BFF EXPANDING INTO CITY OF KISSIMMEE &
OSCEOLA COUNTY
21
Amanda Day
Executive Director
BikeWalkCentralFlorida.org
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Best Foot Forward Pedestrian Safety Program

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Local, grassroots pedestrian safety initiative that combines enforcement, education and engineering to measure drivers' compliance with the pedestrian right-of-way laws. Launched in City of Orlando, Orange County Florida and expanding to Osceola and Seminole Counties.

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Best Foot Forward Pedestrian Safety Program

  1. 1. Best Foot Forward Program Summary PRESENTED BY: AMANDA DAY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DATE: September 2017 PRESENTATION
  2. 2. BIKE/WALK CENTRAL FLORIDA MANAGES THE BEST FOOT FORWARD PROGRAM 2
  3. 3. Metropolitan Areas Ranked as the Most Dangerous Places to Walk 1. Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, FL 3. Orlando-Kissimmee 2. Palm Bay, Melbourne, FL 4. Jacksonville, FL iyield4peds.org
  4. 4. THREE WALKERS ARE STRUCK BY A DRIVER EACH WEEK IN OSCEOLA COUNTY 5 INCLUDES ALL CITIES AND TOWNS PEDESTRIANS Fatalities + Injuries 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Lake 65 79 79 94 106 Orange 530 578 640 592 679 Osceola 87 97 99 143 166 Seminole 101 115 114 105 133 Total 783 869 932 934 1,084 Equivalent to two 747 jumbo jets crashing in Central Florida every year
  5. 5. Q. WHYIT’S COMPLICATED 6
  6. 6. LANGUAGE BIAS IN TRANSPORTATION 7 Here’s a caption for the above photo. More awesome primary color chairs. Words were coined during the golden age of the automobile, the 1930s thru the 60s, by the transportation experts.
  7. 7. PEOPLE ARE CARELESS 8 CARELESS DRIVING CARELESS WALKING CARELESS DESIGN
  8. 8. Stepping Up For Pedestrian Safety Best Foot Forward Coalition May 30, 2012 at Orlando Health
  9. 9. EDUCATION ENGINEERING ENFORCEMENT 10
  10. 10. MORE DRIVERS TO YIELD TO PEOPLE IN CROSSWALKS 11 » short term objective: increase driver yield rates to 50% on roads posted 35 mph and less » long term objective: achieve a 5% increase on driver yield rates year over year THE METRICSTHE PROGRAM ; THE PROGRAM
  11. 11. CHOOSING THE CROSSWALK 12 FOR THE PILOT PROGRAM . 1. Crosswalk is enforceable 2. Engineering changes needed to the crosswalk 3. Close proximity to schools, LYNX bus stops, or SunRail 4. Located near a high crash corridors 5. Cross section of road speeds 6. Geographically dispersed
  12. 12. ENGINEERING ENHANCEMENTS
  13. 13. ENFORCEMENT: OPERATION BFF
  14. 14. iyield4peds.org EDUCATION OUTREACH
  15. 15. . . Walk n’ RollNational Night Out Back to School Fair Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Walk to School Day
  16. 16. 17
  17. 17. Q. MOREDRIVERSYIELDINGTOPEOPLE ATTHESECROSSWALKLOCATIONS?
  18. 18. Yield Rate: 58%Yield Rate: 13% August 2013 June 2016LAKE UNDERHILL RD. & PALMER ST iyield4peds.org TRACKING PROGRESS % OF DRIVERS YIELDING TO PEOPLE CROSSING THE STREET
  19. 19. BFF PROVIDES MEASURED RESULTS. 20
  20. 20. BFF EXPANDING INTO CITY OF KISSIMMEE & OSCEOLA COUNTY 21
  21. 21. Amanda Day Executive Director BikeWalkCentralFlorida.org

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