Traffic Park Bicycle Skills Rodeo

Join the Travel Well Focus Team of Live Well Kingston for a bicycle skills rodeo for all ages at Forsyth Park on Saturday, June 15th, 1-4pm.

The event will offer basic bicycle safety education on the hour. A few bicycles will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Helmet fitting and giveaways will be available. 

There will also be an opportunity for public input for the design of a “traffic park” – sometimes called a traffic garden, transportation park, or safety village – a painted surface on an abandoned tennis court at Forsyth Park that looks like a streetscape and would be geared toward users of all ages to practice their bicycle, scooter, or walking safety skills in a low-stress environment. Traffic parks are a great place to teach kids to ride. When young kids learn traffic rules, they are more likely to become better, safer users of the transportation system as they get older. 

Once created, the space will be available for the public, students, and the YMCA bicycle program, and can still be used as overflow parking during events.

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The Travel Well Focus Team educates about traffic safety, improves active transportation experiences, and encourages walking and cycling. Live Well Kingston is a health commission of the City of Kingston that promotes the advancement of a healthy and active community by bringing partners and residents together to facilitate policy, environmental, and systems changes.

This activity was funded by the New York State Department of Health Creating Healthy Schools & Communities Grant, administered by the City of Kingston.