Items Types:
Economic Development
For Meeting of:
December 15, 2014
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Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
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Funding Agreement between the City of Orlando and Bike/ Walk Central Florida, Re: Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian safety FY 2014-2015.


The Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety Program, "BFF" is a coalition of civic leaders, public safety officials, engineers, educators, transportation planners, advocates and concerned citizens.  The City of Orlando, along with Orlando Health, Lynx, Orange County, Winter Park, Maitland, Eatonville, Windermere and Winter Garden as well as the police chief for the City of Orlando and the Orange County Sheriff are charter members of Best Foot Forward.

Best Foot Forward was created to prevent pedestrian/ vehicle crashes and to improve pedestrian safety, while encouraging walking as a safe, fun form of transportation and promoting a healthy activity.

Funds will be utilized to continue the Best Foot Forward project by raising awareness of Florida's law requiring drivers to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, increasing the percentage of drivers obeying the law, placing an emphasis on the consequences of careless crossing so as to get more pedestrians to use crosswalks and educating students with a pedestrian safety curriculum.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: The City of Orlando in conjunction with Bike/Walk Central Florida supports the educational efforts of Best Foot Forward. It has been requested for the City of Orlando to continue its participation by contributing $40,000 for our ongoing commitment to Best Foot Forward.  The Fiscal Impact Statement is attached.

Recommended Action:

Authorization for the Mayor or Mayor Pro Temp to execute this Agreement, subject to review and approval by the Office of Legal Affairs. 


Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Tanya Wilder and Lusbeth Perez/EDV
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 12/4/2014 12:34 PM
City Clerk 12/5/2014 10:10 AM

Name: Description: Type:
Fiscal_Impact_Statement_Best_Foot_Forward.doc Fiscal Impact Statement - BFF Backup Material

"Enhance the quality of life in the City by delivering public services in a knowledgeable, responsive and financially responsible manner."