Did you know that your bicycle is considered a vehicle and that the same laws that apply to motorists apply to cyclists? Come learn more about keeping your teens safe on the road with a 2-hour Start Smart driving and bicycling safety class September 29 in Concord. Accompanying your student to the class is a great way to show them just how much their safety means to you. Start Smart, led by the California Highway Patrol, is designed to educate teens and their parents on common high-risk behaviors of new motorists & how to prevent distracted driving. The event will not only help new drivers stay safe behind the wheel, it will also explain the Rules of the Road regarding cyclists and present strategies to help your teen keep vulnerable road users, like pedestrians and cyclists, safe as well.
The class is open to all high school students and will be held at Ygnacio Valley High School from 6:30-8:30pm on Thursday, September 29. Each student must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. The event is free, but registration is requested via the Eventbrite event page.
This evening is presented by Street Smarts Diablo, the California Highway Patrol, and Ygnacio Valley High School. For additional information, click here.
If you live in or near Danville, help your teen be a safer driver by bringing them to the CHP’s Start Smart program on November 4! This two-hour driver safety class at Monte Vista High School is for new and future licensed teenage drivers and their parents. All are invited to attend!
Presented by the California Highway Patrol, Street Smarts Diablo and Monte Vista High School. The event is free but registration is requested. Click here to register.
The class will be held at Monte Vista High School Theater (at 3131 Stone Valley Rd) in Danville from 7-9pm. For more information, call Street Smarts Diablo at 925-969-1083.
Street Smarts Diablo and the Antioch Bike Club invite you to a free Cycling Festival at Antioch High School on Thursday, October 23 from 3-5pm. It’s the perfect afterschool activity!
Bring your bike and take advantage of free tune-ups and repairs. Need a helmet or bike lights? We’ll be giving away free bike lights and helmets (while supplies last). One lucky attendee will even win a brand-new cruiser bike!
Not only can you watch the action of the BMX stunt show, you can be part of it by racing on a bike blender! Mark your calendar and join us for this fun community event.
The California Highway Patrol, Street Smarts Diablo, and Pittsburg High School are hosting the CHP Start Smart Driving Safety Program for teen drivers and their parents August 19, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Pittsburg High School Creative Arts Building. Registration is FREE and open to all Pittsburg students and parents. Registration is requested. Click here to register. For more information call Street Smarts Diablo at 925-969-1083.
Start Smart is a two-hour driver safety education class given by the CHP. The class targets new and future licensed teenage drivers and their parents/guardians. For more information call 925-646-4980.
Caltrans, regional transportation agencies and the federal government have combined funds to provide $360 million in grants for the Active Transportation Program (ATP). Active Transportation is a term used to describe walking, biking, and transit. The funds for ATP will be targeted at projects like bike lanes, safer intersections for pedestrians, safety improvements leading to and around transit stops, and non-infrastructure programs like Safe Routes To School safety education outreach.
Jeanie Ward-Waller is the California advocacy organizer for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. She said this is the most money by far that has been offered to improve walk/bike routes. But she said that it is also unique because the priorities for awarding the money are not just about transportation. Part of the decision about awarding the money will be based on potential boosts to public health. Some money is earmarked for projects in disadvantaged communities. “It’s watershed in terms of supporting walking and biking, but it’s also a watershed in how it is being targeted,” Ward-Waller said. “I think it’s a new standard about how we are approaching transportation and prioritizing things like public health and sustainability and making sure equity is a lens.” Read the full article in California Report.
CHP Start Smart Programa Para Conducir Con Seguridad Para conductores adolescentes y sus padres
START SMART es una gratuito clase educativa dos horas para conducir seguramente de dada por la Patrulla de Autopistas de California (CHP). La clase se enfoca en conductores adolescentes con licencias nuevas o futuras y sus padres/tutores legales
CÚANDO: Abril 3, 2014 7-9pm
Secundaria Liberty PAC
850 Second Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
¡También habrá una rifa que incluye 3 Visa tarjetas de regalo y 1 iPod Shuffle!
Para más información sobre el programa, visite www.chp.ca.gov o contacte a oficinas de CHP al 925-646-4980.
REGISTRO: El evento es GRATUITO y abierto a todos los estudiantes y padres de LUHSD, pero requiere registro. Haga clic aquí
STREET SMARTS DIABLO es un programa de seguridad vial que educa a peatones, ciclistas y conductores del Condado Contra Costa Central y del Este. Para más información visite www.streetsmartsdiablo.org o contáctenos en 925-969-0841 x213 / firstname.lastname@example.org
CHP Start Smart Driving Safety program for Teen Drivers and their Parents
START SMART is a free two-hour driver safety education class given by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The class targets new and future licensed teenage drivers and their parents/legal guardians. Para Español
WHEN: April 3, 2014 7-9pm
Liberty High School PAC
850 Second Street
Brentwood, CA 94513
There will also be raffle prizes that include 3, $50 Visa gift cards and 1 iPod Shuffle!
REGISTER: The event is FREE and open to all LUHSD students and parents, but registration is requested Click here to register.
For more information about the program, visit www.chp.ca.gov or contact the CHP offices at 925-646-4980.
STREET SMARTS DIABLO is a traffic safety program that educates pedestrians, cyclists and drivers in Central and East Contra Costa County. For more information, visit www.streetsmartsdiablo.org or contact us at 925-969-0841 x213 / email@example.com
Back in April of 2013 we shared an article about StreetMix, the fun web-based tool which lets you resize and rethink streets with mere clicks. When it launched, StreetMix was rather simplistic but that’s partially what made it so powerful and why we wrote about it– because of its ability to let everyday people redesign streets and plainly communicate ideas typically reserved for traffic engineers. StreetMix has since been updated with more details and ways to re-envision streets (light rail, and green-painted bike lanes, anyone?), but it has maintained its simple and user-friendly approach.
Take a look below for a comparison of what StreetMix used to look like and what it looks like today…
It certainly looks more polished and more aesthetically pleasing now, doesn’t it? It may explain why a growing number of neighborhood advocacy groups and city agencies are using the app.
Re-designing streets can be a for exercise for all ages and increasingly it has become necessary to design our streets to be inclusive places; StreetMix can help accomplish this goal. Asking youth how they might re-envision streets in their neighborhood using this tool can help inform the needs and decisions of tomorrow.
Check out the new and improved StreetMix!
Leadership students from Sequoia Middle School marched in the City of Pleasant Hill July 4th parade with a message to the community: “Practice your Street Smarts!” Sequoia students handed out bike safety lights and Rules of the Road brochures to 1,000 Pleasant Hill residents as they paraded down Contra Costa Boulevard.
Sequoia Middle School Students
Thank you Sequoia Leadership for sharing your Street Smarts with your community!
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