The Town of Cambridge has partnered with Bike Smart to deliver the highly engaging Let’s Ride bike education program to local primary school students.
The Bike Smart program provides a comprehensive, all-inclusive course that is simple to implement as bicycles and helmets are provided. Where possible, children are also encouraged to bring along their own equipment, which is checked for safety.
Cycling safety, road awareness and key riding skills are all covered together with actual scenarios incorporating real traffic lights and pedestrian crossings. Practical sessions are reinforced with post session emails, online worksheets and family orientated activates so that it is not just the student that is inspired and learning.
The Town of Cambridge has found there have been a number of positive outcomes;
Reduction in congestion and pollution at schools
Increased focus on health, fitness, confidence and well-being in children
Development of road safety and situational awareness
Family and community participation in cycling
By the end of 2019, the Town of Cambridge support will have enabled more than 900 children to complete the course.