A teacher at Langley Middle School made a great video showing their bike safety education program in action. The video includes practicing bike handling skills, learning about navigating intersections, and going on a road ride.
South Whidbey School District joined the Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education program in 2011. Washington Bikes and Feet First trained their teachers in the 8-lesson curriculum, and the program has been rolling ever since. Each year they teach their middle school students how to ride a bike and important pedestrian safety skills. The teachers here have also added elements to the curriculum to cover group riding skills and a road ride to a neighborhood park.
Your school district could have the Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education Program too, thanks to funding from the Washington State Department of Transportation. School districts can apply through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s call for applications that is due next Monday, December 9th. Encourage your schools to make bike and pedestrian education a part of every child’s life.