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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Anaheim Police Department Awarded Grant for Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Education

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Anaheim, Calif. – The Anaheim Police Department received a $63,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that focuses on the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.

Anaheim Police Chief Jorge Cisneros said, “Our partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety is critical in our ability to fund and provide much needed training in the area of bicycle and pedestrian safety.”

“Our goal is that education will change poor behaviors and make our roads safer,” OTS Director Barbara Rooney said. “This funding will help ensure the safety of those out biking or walking.”

Grant funds will be used for a variety of activities promoting bicyclist and pedestrian safety:

  • Education workshops geared toward youth and older adults.
  • Education on the importance of safety equipment that improves visibility such as reflective armbands, bicycle headlights and taillights
  • Community walks and bicycle safety courses
  • Bicycle helmet inspections
  • Distribution of bicycle helmets to those in need following education presentations.

The grant program runs from Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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