Press Release - The City of Elk Grove Awarded Grant from California Office of Traffic Safety for Youth Bicycle Safety Program


The City of Elk Grove received a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that will fund activities emphasizing the safety of Elk Grove’s youngest bicyclists.

“Keeping our students safe is critically important,” said Elk Grove City Manager Jason Behrmann. “This grant funding will help us engage and educate young cyclists on the rules of the road and promote ways to safely navigate around the city.”

“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 safety: Click or tap here to enter text.

  • Create a print bicycle safety guidebook in multiple languages focused on improving the safety of youth bicycle riders.
  • Develop an online bicycle safety knowledge quiz and safety guidebook.
  • Distribute bicycle safety guidebooks to students and their families through the Elk Grove Unified School District and during City events.

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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