I was pleasantly surprised to see Dan Burden’s guest editorial on pedestrian safety in today’s Orlando Sentinel. Here is the link. As many of you know, Dan is a world-renown pedestrian safety and walkable community advocate. His editorial is timely, on target, helpful and appreciated. I urge you to read his editorial, pass it on to your friends, and insist your local community adopt a plan to create safer and more pedestrian friendly streets. As Dan points out, Metro Orlando is one of the most dangerous places in the country for pedestrians, and the recent crashes which killed and injured children in Orlando and Kissimmee highlight the urgent need for action to correct this deplorable condition.
As you are probably aware, I’m working to make our streets safer one problem area at a time. If you are interested and can help, please contact me. There will be another crosswalk workshop soon. Thanks to all who have helped in the past. Together we can make a difference.