Bike/Walk Central Florida
Orlando personal injury attorneys, public safety officials, Central Florida law enforcement agencies and many others are very excited about a new way to teach children about pedestrian safety. The Children’s Safety Village in Orlando has taught at least 8,000 children from Central Florida counties how to be safe when crossing or walking near streets and highways, and the program has inspired other communities to build their own safety villages. Safety village designers are proactively protecting the lives of area children and helping to combat the Orlando area’s reputation as the most dangerous place in the country for pedestrians.
Orlando City Council member Daisy Lynum’s recent close call while crossing the street has given her a new sense of urgency about making Central Florida streets and highways safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. Early last summer, she was crossing a street in a crosswalk in west Orlando when she was nearly struck from behind by a car. The near-accident drove home what Orlando personal injury attorneys and concerned citizens have been saying for years. They have been urging policymakers on the state and local level to finally do something about our area’s reputation as the most dangerous place in the country for people who prefer to walk or ride their bikes to get around.