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Great Local Educational Opportunity: Bicycle Friendly Driver Course 3/27 & 3/30

The Bicycle Friendly Driver program is an hour interactive class, aimed at educating all drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people on bicycles. Developed by FC Bikes in collaboration with Bike Fort Collins. This course answers questions like:

  • How do most crashes involving motor vehicles and bicyclists occur? 
  • What is the safest way to make a right-hand turn when bike lanes and/or bicyclists are present? 
  • Why do bicyclists ride in the middle of the road? 
  • Attendance is open to everyone, no need to RSVP.  

Please make plans to attend one of the two sessions offered by KU Sustainability. 

The class will be presented twice.

MARCH 27th 2018 11:30-12:30 in Ritchie Hall Room 268, located in the new Earth, Energy & Environment Center, 1414 Naismith Drive. 

MARCH 30th 2018 1:30-2:30 ​presented in Chalmers Hall room 421, 1467 Jayhawk Blvd. 

Topics being covered include:

  • What’s legal and what’s not legal, for both motorists and bicyclists 
  • Why bicyclists “take the lane” and what motorists should do in response 
  • Why sharing the road is the safest alternative for both motorists 

Questions? Contact Kirsten Yunuba Stephens at 785-764-1857 or email Bikefriendlylawrence@gmail.com

Lawrence Parks and Rec To Offer “Pre-Driver’s Ed” on Bike Safety

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is offering an opportunity for kids 12 years-old to 16 years-old to get out and discover the benefits of using bicycles as a form of transportation while also being introduced to the rules of the road.
 
Pre-drivers Ed will take place 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 12-16, at Hobbs Park, 702 East 11th St. Class instructors will teach participants the skills needed to safely and effectively use their bike as a form of transportation. Each day kids will learn and practice new skills before going on a group ride to a popular destination. On the final day, all participants will enjoy a movie at Southwind Theaters. Participants will ride on the sidewalks as well as roads and must provide their own bike and helmet. Each child is also encouraged to bring spending money for snacks at various destinations. Cost is $90 per child.
 
An additional Pre-drivers Ed program will be offered 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 26-30, at Hobbs Park.
 
Register online at http://lprd.org/activity?n=325750 or at any Parks and Recreation facilities including: the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive; Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane or the Administrative Offices in historic South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.
 
For more information, please contact Stephen Mason, recreation center programmer, at (785) 832-7940.

“Streets Designed for Everyone” community discussion schedule announced

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department invites you to participate in a community discussion about how streets can be designed for everyone, no matter who they are or how they travel – walking, biking, taking transit or driving.

Two sessions are available on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Session 1: 2-3:30 p.m. at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., Lawrence
Session 2: 7-8:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Senior Center, 745 Vermont St., Lawrence

Questions? Contact Charlie Bryan at 785-856-7357 or cbryan@ldchealth.org.

Please share this event with othersinterested in building a healthy, active environment for Douglas County residents, especially retirees and older residents. Invite your friends, share the events and RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/LDCHealth/events.LDCHDEventPC

Live Well Lawrence Celebrates 5 Years!

LiveWell_flyer2You are cordially invited to the fifth anniversary celebration of LiveWell Lawrence. The celebration will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., in downtown Lawrence.

LiveWell Lawrence is a coalition of more than 100 community members who are working together to make it easier for Douglas County residents to eat healthy foods, be physically active and live tobacco free.

The celebration’s program begins at 5:15 p.m. and will include:

  • Welcome — Hank Booth
  • Bringing the vision of LiveWell to life — Marilyn Hull, of Douglas County Community Foundation
  • LiveWell, today and tomorrow — Cindy Johnson, chair of LiveWell Lawrence
  • LiveWell, a state leader — Jeff Usher, of Kansas Health Foundation, and Robert Moser, MD, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Community impact — Douglas County Commissioner Mike Gaughan and Lawrence Mayor Michael Dever
  • Special recognition of Marilyn Hull

We hope you can attend the event and celebrate our community’s successes, which include passage of a Complete Streets Policy in Lawrence, adoption of school marathon clubs and school gardens, and establishment of WorkWell Lawrence, a network of employers who are working together to create a culture of health in the workplace.

There will be free food and beverages along with information booths about community activities ranging from school gardens and bicycling to workplace wellness and transportation planning. It’s a great opportunity to network and learn about LiveWell!

Lawrence Central Rotary and Ride Lawrence will be set up with information about local biking and other exciting giveaways!

RSVP on Facebook here.

Help us promote the celebration. Download and share the event flyer here.

Take a Kid Moutain Biking Day is October 5th!

mountainbikeposterEnjoy a day of learning mountain bike skills while experiencing the great outdoors!

Three Groups led by Instructors:

  • Advanced – 10 a.m. and noon
  • Beginner – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Intermediate – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

All Participants must wear a helmet and fill out the waiver form prior to participating and bring own bike to ride.

 

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