Community Education & Safety Overview
Bike Easy Community Education & Safety programming gives people of all ages and abilities the skills and confidence to ride their bike safely and aims to teach all people - whether walking, biking, or driving - how to prioritize safety for everyone.
Bike Easy works to increase safety for all people on the roadways through community education. We teach people the rules of the road, skills to successfully ride in traffic, how to drive around all the new bike lanes in town, strategies for safely getting around on foot, and more. We empower others to be safety stewards and help spread these skills throughout the community. Because at the end of the day, we are all just people – whether walking, biking, driving, taking transit, or using a wheelchair – trying to get to our destinations safely and conveniently.
Community Education Accomplishments in 2017:
YOUTH SAFETY PROGRAMMING
- Conducted in-school and after-school programming to teach safe bicycling and walking for 2,000 students
- Organized community safety education events targeting youth: 5 Bicycle Rodeos, 2 Road Riding 101 classes, 3 Teen Multi-Modal Trainings & 3 Bike Rides reaching 300 youth
CRESCENT CITY CROSSINGS
- P.E. teachers at 8 schools in New Orleans were trained in bicycle safety education
- 630 students participated in bike rodeos and traffic safety workshops during Walk & Roll to School Week
ADULT SAFETY PROGRAMMING
- Conducted community workshops, trainings, and rides to help people learn to ride safely and confidently
- 9 adult workshops, 3 Smart Biking workshops, and 13 safety interventions reaching 500 adults
- Increased the number of qualified bicycle safety instructors with 4 newly certified instructors
- Expanded the Bike Easy Youth Ambassadors Program – 6 week summer program with 6 participants in 2017
For more specifics on Bike Easy community education and safety programming, please visit:
- Community Bicycle Workshops
- Safe Routes to School Programs
- Walk & Roll to School Week
- Youth Bicycle Ambassador Program
Many thanks to the Louisiana State Department of Transportation, Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, and the many other sponsors and Members who help us accomplish this important work.