On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law a five-year transportation bill that includes hundreds of millions of dollars per year for bicycle and pedestrian projects!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

About my bike safety project

In September my mom told me that people on the Duvall Facebook group were concerned about bicyclist etiquette on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. I love riding my bike on the SVT, so I was concerned, too. I know how to use hand signals, to ride on the right, and to let people on the trail know when I'm going to pass them. I wondered if maybe not everyone knows the rules and good manners of bike riding. That gave me the idea to create a pamphlet with all the bike rules in it.

The first thing I did was research the state and county bike laws. I learned that bikes are vehicles and must obey all the same traffic laws as cars. My mom helped me to start making this website to share what I was learning. When I finished my pamphlet, I put it on this website so anyone can download it and my mom let the Facebook group know about it.

I felt like I needed to do more so I took a long ride down the SVT and watched people on their bikes. I noticed that not everyone wears a bike helmet. I had learned that everyone in King County must wear a helmet. It's the law. I made a webpage about getting a helmet that fits correctly and is comfortable. During my rides, I completed a “Bikeability Checklist” and looked at the problem-solving suggestions.

Then I made an activity book that I could give to kids, so they can learn about bike safety in a fun way. I put it on this website, too.

During this project, I also completed the Junior Cycling badge and the Girls on Wheels patch project. I put the requirements for those projects in my kids' activity book and on this website.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Free Helmet Fitting and Giveaway Events

Watch for free helmet fitting and giveaway events.

Free bike helmets will be available for children at least 1 years old to age 18. One helmet per child. Wearers must be present and be fitted to receive a helmet. Helmet quantities are limited and will be given away on a first come, first served basis.

They’ll teach parents and caregivers how to properly fit and adjust every helmet we give away and provide you with resources to guide you in the future.

Kohl's Winter Sport Helmet Fitting and Giveaway

Free winter sport helmets available for children at least 4 years old to age 18. One helmet per child. Wearers must be present and be fitted to receive a helmet. Quantities are limited. First come, first served. No appointments needed.
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 1500 116th Ave. NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Download: Low-Cost Helmet Resources (pdf)