Promotion

An Organizer's Guide to Bicycle Rodeos

"While it's easy to organize a bad rodeo, it's not as easy as many think to do it right, and effectively.

"This guide outlines a step-by-step approach to designing a successful bicycle rodeo in [the reader's] community. Parents, members of community service organizations and teachers were in my mind as [the author] wrote this: it's designed to help [the reader] show kids in local neighborhoods how to be safer on bikes.

Authoring Organization: 
Cornell University, New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

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Tips of the Trade on Successful Bike Rodeos

This short document provides guidance on starting a bicycle rodeo, including things to think about during the planning stages, publicity, and fundraising.

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Helmets R Us

Where can I find information on bicycle helmets?

The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute offers an array of information on from bicycle helmet standards and things to look for when purchasing a helmet to materials for promoting helmet use, information for teachers and helmet laws.

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Toolkit for Helmet Promotion Programs

References and resources for promoting helmets.

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Safe Routes in Action Video

This video outlines the success of a Safe Routes to School program at Foothill Elementary in Boulder, Colorado. The video was developed by the Colorado Safe Routes to School program within the Colorado Department of Transportation. For more information on the Colorado SRTS program, please visit http://www.dot.state.co.us/BikePed/SafeRoutesToSchool.htm.

Authoring Organization: 
Colorado Safe Routes to School Program

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Safe Routes to School Toolkit

Oakland Pedestrian Safety Project (OPSP) website provides resources and links to information on developing, organizing and running a Safe Routes to School program. The information is classified according to the following 3 toolkits:

  • Principal/Organizer Toolkit
  • Teachers Toolkit
  • Parents Toolkit
Authoring Organization: 
Oakland Pedestrian Safety Project, City of Oakland

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Safe Routes to School

Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (COAST) coordinates the efforts of 20 agency and community partners, including the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition, the PTA Safety Committee, various government and law enforcement agencies, Traffic Solutions and the Diabetes Resource Center. COAST's website offers information to help develop a school zone safety area, a public awareness program, and an education and safety-training program.

Authoring Organization: 
Coalition for Sustainable Transportation

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2006 Walk to School Event Organizer Survey Findings and Recommendations

This report summarizes findings from the 2006 Walk to School Organizer survey, proposes implications of the findings and recommends actions that would strengthen the conduct of future events and increase capacity and demand for Safe Routes to School programs.

Authoring Organization: 
National Center for Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School program video

Produced in 2006, the 4 minute view video provides information about Safe Routes to School programs. The piece was developed by the League of American Bicyclists with the help of a grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Authoring Organization: 
League of American Bicyclists

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What should I consider when looking for safety vests for children to wear when it is dark outside?

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a safety vest for children walking outdoors is visibility. Bright or fluorescent colors are better than dark colors. Vests with retroreflective material provide extra visibility when car headlights shine on them.

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