Published : Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 5:08 AM
The City has received a $112,000 state grant to enhance its safety efforts for bicyclists. The Pasadena Department of Transportation will use the money as part of its Safer Streets Pasadena–Bicycle Safety Outreach Program in a year-long bicycle safety outreach program aimed to help reduce severe injuries and fatalities to bicyclists resulting from crashes.
As part of the grant, the department’s Safer Streets Pasadena–Bicycle Safety Outreach Program will expand the City’s “Ride Right. Ride Bright” Bicycle Safety Campaign. Street teams will distribute 1,000 sets of bicycle headlights and tail lights as well as 300 bicycle helmets. In addition, the bicycle safety campaign will allow for targeted outreach to groups that use a bicycle as a primary mode of transportation.
Grant funding comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.