Santa Monica to Debut a 'Bicycle Campus' on Earth Day | KCET
Santa Monica to Debut a 'Bicycle Campus' on Earth Day
Where did you first learn how to ride a bicycle? For me it was a sidewalk outside my house; luckily, I never took a wobbly b-line into the street full of cars. Now if I'm ever in the position to be teaching someone, I can send them to an alternative in Santa Monica.
"The Santa Monica Bike Campus isn't quite as elaborate as the 'traffic gardens' used in the rigorous bike education programs of the Netherlands, but it's a pretty good start," notes Gary Kavanaugh on L.A. Streetsblog. "The facility is meant to provide a dedicated space for local LCI (League Certified Instructors), and area schools to teach bike safety principles in a safe space before working up to lessons involving live traffic."
The campus is located south of Ocean Park Boulevard at Santa Monica State Beach. Opening festivities start at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday April, 22 followed by bike training from 1 to 3 p.m.
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