City Council has asked City staff to write a Bicycle Safety Education Plan. They have also asked that this plan consider whether we should build a bicycle “safety town.” The plan is underway and will be completed in March of 2010.
For a preview of what a bicycle safety town might look like, take a look at these photos from Peoria, Illinois. This bike safety town, run by the Peoria Parks District is almost four acres in size and has close to 4,000 feet of bike lanes available. The parks districts runs classes for elementary school children and you can book the safety town for a birthday party during the summer. Seems to us the possibilities are endless!
For more photos of Peoria’s Bike Safety Town click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/expeditionplus/sets/72157625730513841/