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  • The New York Coalition for Transportation Safety in conjunction with the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board - Bike Safety Events 2019

    Bicycle Rodeo at Westbury, NY Lutheran Church, August 15, 2019

    The New York Coalition for Transportation Safety in conjunction with the Nassau County Traffic Safety Board

    Bike Safety Events 2019

    September 21:

    In conjunction with Legislator John R. Ferretti there will be a tabling event at Old Navy on Hempstead Turnpike to promote bicycle safety. 10 helmets will be provided for a raffle.

    October 3:

    In conjunction with Federal Express and Nassau County Safe Kids there will be a bicycle safety presentation and distribution of reflective gear at the Barack Obama School in Hempstead. We will hold a discussion/presentation for eighty third grade students regarding bicycle safety.

    October 19:

    South Farmingdale Fire Department Bicycle Safety Program.

    October 22:

    There will be a Bicycle Safety Education Program and limited helmet give away for Legislator Ferretti in Levittown.

    For hands on education, you can’t beat a bicycle rodeo.

    Funding for this program is provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through a grant from the NY State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. This grant which concludes on September 30, 2019 has been refunded in the amount of $35,000.00. The new grant begins on 10/1/19 and will continue through 9/30/20.

    Please contact Cynthia Brown at: cbrown1@nassaucountyny.gov, newyorkcoalition@gmail.com or call 516-571-6808 for further information.

    Please Find Completed Events listed below:

    July 13:

    Levittown Community Day, provided helmets and bike safety literature.

    August 15:

    Bike rodeo for day camp at Westbury Lutheran Church. Helmet distribution for children without helmets. 20 Helmet give away.

    September 14:

    Kicked off Mobility Week with a program in Village of Hempstead that included a 2-mile Bicycle Ride on Clinton Street with an escort by Village of Hempstead Police Department. This was conducted in cooperation with Lisa Belinsky, Transit Solutions; Sylvia Silberger, Hofstra University and Frank Wefering, Greenman Peterson. A tabling event in Denton Park followed the ride with bicycle and pedestrian safety educational and promotional items being distributed to approximately 100 people.