Second grade students in select schools across Cleveland now learn to walk and bike safely as part of their physical education class. Through a 5-module curriculum, students practice safely crossing the street, starting and stopping on their bicycles (using brakes, not feet!), fitting and wearing a helmet properly, riding in a predictable manner, turning safely, interpreting and reacting to traffic and road signals, navigating unexpected path barriers, and having fun while walking and cycling safely.
The program pilot was designed by Cleveland Safe Routes to School in partnership with the Ohio City Bike Co-op and Bike Cleveland, with support from the Saint Luke's Foundation. It has already reached over 300 second graders, with plans to expand to more schools in the coming months.
Great success, Calley. Thanks for all your amazing work on Safe Routes to School!