Category Archives: Діти на дорозі

City centre streets. Perfect for children on their own bicycles, if the city is truly planned for cycling. Cargo bikes shouldn’t be required.

Something which people who visit Assen often notice is the lack of cargo-bikes. Somehow an expectation has grown up that cargo bikes are the way of transporting children by bicycle. Actually, children have their own legs and really should be able to use them to transport themselves as soon as they have the ability to ride a bicycle. This of course is only possible if the infrastructure is very very good, and over most of this city that is indeed the case. It wasn’t always like this, but motor vehicles were removed from the centre several years ago and that left behind conditions where everyone is safe. Continue reading

Study: Safe Routes to School Programs Boost Walking and Biking 30%

In just two generations, the share of American kids who walk or bike to school has plummeted — dropping from 50 percent in 1969 to 13 percent today. Can the trend be reversed? Yes, according to new research that shows the impact of street safety infrastructure and other programs implemented with federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) funds. Continue reading

In Austin, a Protected Bike Lane Built to Help Kids Get to School

The Bluebonnet protected bike lane in Austin serves children riding to Zilker Elementary. Photo: People for Bikes
The Bluebonnet protected bike lane in Austin serves children riding to Zilker Elementary. Photo: People for Bikes

What does it look like when a city gets serious about giving kids the freedom to get to school on their own? Austin, Texas, is showing people what’s possible with a protected bike lane that serves an elementary school. Continue reading

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Terenowe zajęcia z bezpiecznej jazdy rowerem dla szkół — fotorelacja i zaproszenie

Już w najbliższy piątek Porozumienie Rowerowe rozpoczyna kolejną serię terenowych zajęć z bezpiecznej jazdy rowerem skierowaną do uczniów szkół podstawowych i ponadpodstawowych. Po raz pierwszy dotychczasowe zajęcia zostaną rozszerzone o część teoretyczną przy szkole, obejmującą sprawdzenie stanu technicznego roweru, wyposażenia oraz przećwiczenia podstawowych manewrów tj. skręcanie, hamowanie i jazda w kolumnie, przed wyjechaniem na ulice miasta. Zapraszamy także do obejrzenia fotorelacji, przedstawiającej zdjęcia z dotychczas przeprowadzonych zajęć w terenie. Continue reading