Bike Walk Central Florida Inc

Working to make Central Florida a safer place to walk, bike or roll!

Orlando, FL   |
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Bike Walk Central Florida Inc

EIN: 46-1958502


Bike Walk Central Florida educates and advocates to make communities more walkable, bikeable, and rollable. We strive toward a connected and equitable transportation system that is safe and comfortable for all.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Emily Hanna

Main address

100 E Pine Street Suite 110-74

Orlando, FL 32801 USA

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Subject area info


Traffic safety

Sustainable development

Bicycling and pedestrian-oriented development

Urban planning

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Population served info

Children and youth


Economically disadvantaged people

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Safety Education (M40)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Central Florida continues to be ranked one of the most dangerous places in the country for pedestrians and bicyclists by Smart Growth America’s 2021 Dangerous by Design report. That’s why a group of community advocates said enough and formed Bike/Walk Central Florida. Since 2010, we have worked on behalf of local pedestrians and bicyclists to advocate for safe and convenient places for people to bike and walk regardless of where they live or where they need to go. We recognize that the streets are not equally safe for all. And, street safety is about more than the number of traffic crashes. That’s why we work tirelessly to advocate for policies, programs, and infrastructure at a local level that is fair, accessible, and considers the unique circumstances impacting communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety

In Central Florida on average, 3 people are injured every day, and at least 1 person is killed every week for doing something as simple as crossing the street. 14 percent of those fatalities in Central Florida occur in marked crosswalks. In 2012, the Best Foot Forward coalition formed on the belief that the status quo is unacceptable. The coalition comprised is of partners in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties.

As a pedestrian safety initiative, Best Foot Forward focuses on one simple, measurable goal: to get more drivers to yield and stop for pedestrians in marked crosswalks, as Florida law requires. Best Foot Forward works to accomplish this goal using the proven, “Triple-E” approach of combining community education with low-cost engineering changes and high-visibility enforcement.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
People with disabilities

Healthy West Orange Trails Connection (HWOTC). HWOTC promotes, activates, and enhances the trail system throughout West Orange to create opportunities for physical activity, social engagement, prosperity, and happiness.

To fund the initiative, the Foundation for a Healthier West Orange and HWOTC have been entrusted with $5.5M from the West Orange Healthcare District to support the mission. The HWOTC Steering Committee will determine the best use of the funds, accelerating the implementation of projects that support walking, cycling, and wellness activities within the communities while improving multi-modal safety. The $5.5M grant also serves as seed money to attract additional investments in the region’s trails and enhance current and future trail projects.

Bike/Walk Central Florida administers the coalition on behalf of its partners.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
People with disabilities

Since its inaugural ride in 2017, the Bike 5 Cities Ride, the bike-friendly route map, and the push for awareness of the effort were all to further a greater goal of encouraging our decision-makers to build more bike-friendly roads with slow speeds and special infrastructures like cycle tracks and trails.

As the movement has grown stronger, the Bike 5 Cities route has grown into a tool used to heighten awareness toward places that need safer connections while celebrating the comfortable places to ride that are already in place.

The route isn’t just a one-day ride anymore, it’s about showing people how to get around on bike-friendly roads and enabling them to feel safe to travel between cities on two wheels.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

The number of events or presentations held in the community focusing on pedestrian safety.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The number of children fit with a free helmet.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Best Foot Forward for Pedestrian Safety

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

The number of educational materials on bicycle and pedestrian safety distributed.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our key priorities:
1. Policy: Advocate, educate, and support policies and infrastructure that reduce serious and fatal bicycle and pedestrian crashes.
2. Perception: Normalize walking and biking and foster a culture of courtesy among road users.
3. Practice: Get people of all ages and abilities to walk, bike, and roll more.
4. Sustain: Ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization to achieve our mission.

1. Policy:
• Develop a board composition strategy that allows for participation across diverse disciplines.
• Leverage board members to educate and advocate and further achieve the mission and vision of the organization.
• Establish a Technical Advisory Committee for reviewing projects and educating on best practices.
• Highlight and celebrate successful biking and walking projects.

2. Perception:
• Develop partnerships so BWCF is also connected to health, protecting the environment, and a broader definition of mobility.
• Expand the Best Foot Forward program, focused on changing driver behavior, to new regions.
• Promote League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Business program in conjunction with established main street districts, downtowns, or other urban planning districts.

3. Practice:
• Become a go-to online resource for all things biking and walking in Central Florida.
• Engage the community through education and events.
• Create or expand programs to foster behavior change.

4. Sustain:
• Create a long-term sustainability plan.
• Increase brand awareness.
• Diversify revenue sources and expand fundraising.
• Creating a staffing model to support programs and future growth.
• Ensure the diversity of the board and staff reflects that of the community it serves.
• Implement a central management system for all constituencies.

We’ve made progress with more than eight cities adopting and implementing Complete Streets policies; successfully advocating for Orange County Government to change its School Siting Ordinance so future elementary and middle schools will no longer be built on “high volume” roads, and worked with local cities to bring Orange County its first cycle track and second road diet.

Regarding trails, the BWCF Board and staff successfully advocated for $15 million in state funding to complete the 275-mile Coast to Coast Connector trail network and the passage of House Bill 2514-A requiring the Florida Department of Transportation to allocate $25 million per year to the Florida Shared-Use Non-motorized Trail Network (SunTrail), an initiative backed by then-Senate President Andy Gardiner that will create a statewide network of biking and walking trails that are physically separated from roadways. And, since 2012, Bike/Walk Central Florida has managed the largest, grassroots pedestrian safety initiative in the country called Best Foot Forward.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The first Bike 5 Cities ride in 2017 led 250 mostly inexperienced cyclists along a 28-mile route based out of the host city, Winter Park, as a single large group. There were some gaps, but the ride became a valuable advocacy tool to continue our push for more bicycle-friendly infrastructure. Based on annual survey feedback, the BWCF team realized that they were missing out on a vast audience. Those not being reached include a group of folks who may have bikes and are curious about exploring beyond their neighborhoods with some guidance. The event needed to be expanded and include opportunities for more folks to participate in the pedal-powered pastime regardless of age or ability. This year’s event gives birth to new opportunities with the family-friendly Bike 5 Miles and Bike 5 Parks.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?


Bike Walk Central Florida Inc
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.23 over 6 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.2 over 6 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

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Average of 2% over 6 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Bike Walk Central Florida Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Bike Walk Central Florida Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Bike Walk Central Florida Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Bike Walk Central Florida Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $79,092 -$1,039 $30,124 -$9,899 -$58,037
As % of expenses 48.4% -0.4% 13.0% -3.3% -17.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $79,092 -$1,039 $30,124 -$9,899 -$58,037
As % of expenses 48.4% -0.4% 13.0% -3.3% -17.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $204,114 $233,120 $261,688 $292,581 $267,094
Total revenue, % change over prior year -23.0% 14.2% 12.3% 11.8% -8.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 12.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 49.0% 34.3% 98.0% 97.7% 44.9%
All other grants and contributions 51.0% 64.8% 2.0% 2.3% 42.3%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $163,427 $234,159 $231,564 $302,480 $325,131
Total expenses, % change over prior year -40.1% 43.3% -1.1% 30.6% 7.5%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.0%
Professional fees 92.4% 95.6% 51.2% 39.6% 72.3%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.2% 1.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 7.6% 4.4% 48.8% 58.2% 13.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $163,427 $234,159 $231,564 $302,480 $325,131
One month of savings $13,619 $19,513 $19,297 $25,207 $27,094
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $177,046 $253,672 $250,861 $327,687 $352,225

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 7.8 5.5 7.4 4.8 3.0
Months of cash and investments 7.8 5.5 7.4 4.8 3.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.4 4.4 6.0 4.2 1.8
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $106,299 $107,919 $142,307 $122,024 $81,934
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $3,000 $26,854 $20,195 $10,000 $134,500
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 21.9% 37.2% 28.7% 19.8% 77.9%
Unrestricted net assets $86,729 $85,690 $115,814 $105,915 $47,878
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $86,729 $85,690 $115,814 $105,915 $47,878

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Emily Hanna

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Bike Walk Central Florida Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Bike Walk Central Florida Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Lisa Portelli

Board co-chair

Richard Gellar, Esq.

Christy Lofye, P.E., RSP1

Kelly Brock, Ph.D., P.E.

Franki Gonzalez

Eliza Harris Juliano, AICP

Jamie Krzeminski, P.E.


Douglas Henley II

J.P. Weenser, PLA

Laura Turner, AICP

Tina Valeri

Judy Pizzo, MSURP

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/25/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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