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High School Students at Girard Academic Music Program used Safe Routes Philly curriculum to teach 5th graders about bicycle safety.

Safe Routes Philly: Bicycle Education in Schools

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on November 26, 2013

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Advocacy, Community, Family, Tips & Safety, Urban, Youth:

One of the most important elements of starting bicycle programs is teaching children safety skills. At Safe Routes Philly, we’ve put together a comprehensive program to teach walking and biking safety and get children active on two feet and two wheels.

Philly Pumptrack receives $10,000 donation

Philly Pumptrack receives $10,000 donation

on November 22, 2013

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Family, News, Urban, Youth:

At last night’s Parkside Association of Philadelphia community meeting, Philly Pumptrack received a $10,000 check from Monster Energy Drinks and Brown’s ShopRite. “This gets us closer to putting kids and families on bikes,” commented Heidi Grunwald, Project Coordinator.

5 Tips for Biking with Kids on One Bike

5 Tips for Biking with Kids on One Bike

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on November 14, 2013

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Advocacy, Art & Education, Cargo, Commuting, Family, How-to, Tips & Safety, Urban, Youth:

We pick routes based on available bike lanes, or lack of cobblestones or trolley tracks. But when you add kids into that mix, how does that effect your route?

Meredith school bike train.

Safe Routes Philly: Bicycle Trains

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on November 8, 2013

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Advocacy, Community, Commuting, Family, Tips & Safety, Urban, Youth:

Megan Rosenbach of the Bicycle Coalition writes about bicycle trains, a wheeled version of a walking school buses, where two or more adults lead a group of students to school, “picking up” more children along the way.

Builder Jim Dellavalle describes the site to volunteer David Dannenberg and Community Outreach and Development Liaison Harlan Price.

Philly Pumptrack Breaks Ground

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on November 6, 2013

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Art & Education, Community, Family, News, Urban Planning, Youth:

Work has started on the Philly Pumptrack at 52nd Street and Parkside Avenue behind the Mann Center. Pumptracks are designed to be used by all ages and levels of experience, and the project has earned the support of the community and the city.