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Phoenix Receives Grant for Bike to School and Pedestrian Safety ProgramsPhoenix Receives Grant for Bike to School and Pedestrian Safety Programs<div class="ExternalClass2D95516A055A46249B0C07D50421BFD9"><p>​The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently awarded $20,980 to the Street Transportation Department to help fund the department’s on-going bicycle and pedestrian safety initiatives.<br>The grant will be used to purchase bicycle helmets for students that participate in the city’s annual bike to school events and LED stop sign paddles for crossing guards stationed at high traffic volume locations throughout the city.</p><p><img alt="Students at bike safety event with helmets" src="/streetssite/MediaAssets/Newsroom_Streets_009.png" style="margin:5px;width:560px;" /><br>In 2019, 640 students were trained in the bicycle safety curriculum, 3,200 children participated in bicycle safety rodeos, and 6,410 bicycle helmets were distributed free to children. This grant will allow the Street Transportation Department to continue this programming into 2021.</p><p>“Pedestrian safety is a top priority for the Street Transportation Department. We are excited that the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s investment in our school safety programs will help us continue to promote safety to the youngest and newest users of Phoenix streets – elementary school students” said Street Transportation Department Director, Kini Knudson. </p><p><br>Visit the Street Transportation Department’s <a href="/streets/safety-topics">Safety Topics webpage</a> for more information and follow the department on Twitter <a href="http://www.twitter.com/StreetsPHX">@StreetsPHX</a>.</p></div>1/9/2020 7:00:00 PMAshley Patton602-534-7490