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By Jose A. Alvarez
San Diego County Communications Office 

County awarded grant for bicycle, pedestrian safety education

 

Last updated 11/24/2020 at 4:52pm



San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency has received a $125,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to improve the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians and scooter riders.

“Our goal is that education will change poor behaviors and make our roads safer,” Barbara Rooney, director of OTS, said. “This funding will help ensure the safety of those out biking or walking.”

Grant funds will be used for a variety of activities promoting bicyclist, pedestrian and scooter safety, including education workshops geared toward youth, older adults and community groups; education on the importance of safety equipment that improves visibility such as reflective armbands, bicycle headlights and taillights; bicycle and scooter safety courses; presentations to community groups, including disability community stakeholders and a public relations education and outreach campaign directed to the mobility community, motorists and businesses

The services, which will run through Sept. 30, 2021, will be provided by Circulate San Diego.

This safety campaign aligns with Live Well San Diego, the county’s vision for healthy, safe and thriving residents and communities.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For more information, contact Danielle Berger from Circulate San Diego at 619-544-9255, ext. 305.

 

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