The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department Awarded Grant from the Office of Traffic Safety for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program

Posted: November 15, 2022

Fresno, Calif. – The City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department received a $125,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that will fund activities emphasizing the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.

“Every bicyclist and pedestrian should feel safe on the road,” OTS Director Barbara Rooney said. “Education is one of many important tools that collectively work to make sure everyone, regardless of how they travel, reaches their destination safely.”

Grant funds will support a variety of activities focused on bicycle and pedestrian safety:

  • Education workshops and presentations geared toward youth and older adults.
  • Community walks and bicycle safety courses.
  • Helmet fitting inspections and distribution of helmets to those in need, following education presentations.
  • Collaborating with local law enforcement to increase public knowledge and awareness of pedestrian and bicycle safety.

The grant program will run through September 2023.

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

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