While we were all busy putting the final touches on the Washington Bike Summit, KING 5 News did a story on bike education happening in Tumwater. They joined our Safety Education Program program in 2014 receiving bikes, training, and support to teach on bike safety skills to their middle school students. Check out their story.
On-bike programs like this are now happening in 40 school districts around the state. Thanks to the ongoing support of WSDOT’s Safe Routes to School Program, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the over-200 teachers who are part of this program, 16,000 middle school students get to have bike and pedestrian education in their P.E. classes each year. That is a lot of smiling faces.