More kids learn about bike safety

More kids learn about bike safety. The Weekly Herald – July 4, 2012

A safety program targeted for elementary-age students is picking up speed.

More than 4,600 students in the Edmonds School District have graduated from the “Basics of Bicycling” program since it debuted two years ago.

Since then, the program has expanded from three to 13 schools.

The program is a partnership between the Edmonds School District and the Seattle-based nonprofit Cascade Bicycle Club.

The Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group, which came up with the idea to integrate the program at elementary schools, along with Swedish/Edmonds, the Hazel Miller Foundation and Verdant Health each advocate the program.

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