Striving for A+ Parking: Webinar to Introduce a New Tool to Grade School Bike Parking
Learning to ride a bicycle can be one of the most exhilarating moments in a child’s life. Providing safe and accessible bicycle parking at schools and in the community is one way to ensure that the excitement of riding a bicycle continues beyond that first ride. Schools interested in being supportive of children riding bicycles to the school should make bicycle parking and storage at the school a priority.
Tune in to hear about a new School Bike Parking Assessment Tool created by Shane MacRhodes and Emma Newman from the local Safe Routes to School Program and tested by Oregon SRTS Network members in Bend, Portland, and Corvallis. The tool can be used by districts, cities, individual schools, and others to inventory, rate, and improve their school bike parking areas. The local coordinators will report on their findings and how they are using the tool to leverage better bike parking for local students. A Sheldon High School student and students from designBridge at the University of Oregon will also talk about projects they’ve worked on to improve parking at area schools.
Beyond the grading system the tool provides information and resources on specific ways to improve your grades and provide bike parking that is inviting, safe, and secure.
Register for this webinar HERE.