Injury Prevention - Governor’s Traffic Safety Grant
The Cayuga County Bike Pedestrian and Wheel Sport Safety program funded by New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee aims to decrease bicycle, pedestrian, and wheel sport injuries and fatalities for children and adults. A variety of activities which increase safety awareness are facilitated through community bike rodeos, roadway to safety lessons incorporated into K-6 physical education classes, and ‘Walk and Bike to School’ events at elementary schools. These activities have a strong educational focus on the importance of pedestrian and wheel sport safety and the proper fitting and use of helmets. As a part of this program, participants of our events who are in need of a helmet are given one free of charge after being fitted properly for it.