The safety of people who use roadways to walk or ride their bike is the focus of the City of Lancaster’s new bicycle and pedestrian safety education program.
Through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) the City has designed the SEE AND BE SEEN signal cabinet wrap campaign aimed at reminding the community about traffic rules and safety behaviors to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
The design concept of the wrap series was created through valuable input from local school districts and law enforcement. Each of the wraps includes one of the following safety messages, in addition to a way-finding map that highlights where the City’s bikeways and crosswalks are located.
Funding for the SEE AND BE SEEN bicycle and pedestrian safety education program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To learn more about safe ways to get around, visit gosafelyca.org.
As an extension of this program, the City will be hosting a Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) on Thursday, September 26th, in the Community Building at American Heroes Park from 4 to 7 p.m.
The CPBST is designed to provide participants with pedestrian and bicycle safety best practices and a range of proven strategies to address and improve pedestrian and bicycle safety conditions and concerns (the 6 E’s: Evaluation, Engineering, Enforcement, Education, Encouragement, Equity & empowerment).
Participants are guided on a walkability/bikeability assessment of nearby streets before setting pedestrian and bicycle safety priorities and actionable next steps for their community.
The following services will be available to participants of the CPBST:
- English to Spanish Interpretation
- Food and Refreshments