Students from Whitney Young School, PS 15 in Jersey City learn about bike safety during physical education classes. Using a fleet of bikes and a bicycle safety curriculum from the Safe Routes to School Director at Hudson Transportation Management Association (Hudson TMA), students learn bicycle safety skills like proper helmet usage, turn signaling, and safely stopping and starting. Additionally, on select days after school, a local bike mechanic is available to assist with repairs.
Other school districts in Hudson County also participate in the bike education program. Hudson TMA staff provide training to physical education teachers so that they can teach the bike curriculum, which includes both a safety presentation and an on-bike component. Participating schools can also use the fleet of bikes for students throughout the bike education program.
This free service is part of Hudson TMA’s Safe Routes to School effort, which provides area schools with resources and support to encourage and teach students to safely walk and bike to school. Check out our video about Jersey City’s bike safety class and be inspired to hold a walk and bike event in your school or community. Hudson TMA is available to assist with Safe Routes to School efforts if your town is located in Hudson County, like bike education, a walk to school program, golden sneaker awards, and other programs! If your town is not located in Hudson County, find your Safe Routes to School Regional Coordinator to help get you started!
Contact Hudson TMA to get started!