FHWA releases Bicycle Safer Journey
The Federal Highway Administration released Bicycle Safer Journey, a new tool to educate teens and children about safe bicycling behaviors.
Bicycle Safer Journey is a free, online education tool designed to help educators, parents, and others who care about bicycle safety to get the conversation started with children and youth.
The modules provide the information and education needed to help children and teens become safer bicyclists. The resource consists of three videos — one for each of three age groups: 5-9, 10-14, and 15-18 — accompanied by a quiz or discussion and an educator’s resource library. The tool can be used as an introduction to bicycle safety skills or to augment a comprehensive curriculum. The age-appropriate videos, which are available in English and Spanish, address picking the safest places to bicycle and the importance of being alert.
Bicycle Safer Journey is the second part of FHWA’s effort to better inform children and teens about safe non-motorized travel. FHWA released Pedestrian Safer Journey http://cts.vresp.com/c/?UNCHighwaySafetyRese/b502bf8f42/a153a5784b/d905b42cbc in 2013 to offer similar educational tools directed toward walking.
To access Bicycle Safer Journey, go to www.pedbikeinfo.org/bicyclesaferjourney http://cts.vresp.com/c/?UNCHighwaySafetyRese/b502bf8f42/a153a5784b/f99cfc275c .