Cambridge - Let's Ride

Janine Roets
Town of Cambridge

The Town of Cambridge has partnered with Bike Smart to deliver the highly engaging Let’s Ride bike education program to local primary school students.

The Bike Smart program provides a comprehensive, all-inclusive course that is simple to implement as bicycles and helmets are provided. Where possible, children are also encouraged to bring along their own equipment, which is checked for safety.

Cycling safety, road awareness and key riding skills are all covered together with actual scenarios incorporating real traffic lights and pedestrian crossings. Practical sessions are reinforced with post session emails, online worksheets and family orientated activates so that it is not just the student that is inspired and learning.

The Town of Cambridge has found there have been a number of positive outcomes;

  • Reduction in congestion and pollution at schools

  • Increased focus on health, fitness, confidence and well-being in children

  • Development of road safety and situational awareness

  • Family and community participation in cycling

By the end of 2019, the Town of Cambridge support will have enabled more than 900 children to complete the course.

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James (Your Move)

Hi Janine - good to see you taking the plunge and posting your first YM story! You earned 12 points for it being your first plus 50 points for enabling the delivery of the Bike Skills sessions. 900 students is certainly an impressive number - it's great to see the Town sees the positive impact. Oh, there was also a bonus 10 points for outlining all the details. Hope to hear more soon!

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Kylie (Your Move)

Hi Janine, way to go! You now have 226 Your Move points to spend. Does Paul Cliusis still work at Cambridge? At one point he was really keen to earn the 300 points needed to 'purchase' our wayfinding package.

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