January 2013

Safe Routes to School

Not long ago, half of all children got to school by biking or walking.  Today, just 15 percent of school children bike or walk to school.  An international movement in over 40 countries and in all 50 states has been underway to reverse this recent trend by aiming to promote more biking and walking through increased safety, awareness, and education.

We are an affiliate of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and work to provide the educational component for local Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects.  Locally, we team up with ProMedica Safe Kids for bike rodeos, helmet fittings and in-school instruction for students.

All of our instructors are certified by the League of American Cyclists.  If you need support for your non-infrastructure programming, please contact us for details.

 

Intersections and Facility Transitions

Oh where, oh where did my bike lane go...

Intersections can be tricky to navigate depending on the facility that you choose to drive in.  Bike lanes are really just a wider travel lane with a stripe of paint between you and the motorist.  What should you do when your bike lane ends?  This is a common situation as bike lanes are generally added in sections when a road is reconstructed.

Coming Soon-- Instructional videos to help you navigate through intersections like this one at Sylvania Ave. and Holland-Sylvania.