Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety - Train the Trainer Workshop
Friday, February 12, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)
Broward County Highway Construction and Engineering Division and Parks and Recreation Division
host a free
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Training
This train-the-trainer opportunity is open to anyone interested in teaching children traffic safety.
When: Friday, February 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Tree Tops Park, 3900 S.W. 100th Ave., Davie, FL
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in learning to teach children about bicycle and pedestrian safety including:
- Law enforcement community service personnel and school resource officers
- Recreation and youth leaders and after-school program leaders
- Safe Kids Coalition
- Girl and Boy Scout Leaders
Participants in this training will qualify for the Florida Pedestrian & Bicycling Safety Resource Center's Bike Helmet program. For more info on this program visit pedbikesrc.ce.ufl.edu/pedbike/Bike_Helmets.asp
This year the Broward County Parks and Recreation Division will share bicycles, helmets, and bicycle rodeo equipment to agencies and organizations throughout Broward County. In order to use this equipment you must take this training.
What will participants learn?
This approximately eight-hour workshop teaches participants to correctly fit a bicycle helmet, bicycle/pedestrian laws and safety tips, defensive walking, bicycling skills, and how to conduct a bicycle rodeo. Participants will ride bicycles to practice the skills they will teach children during rodeos and other educational settings.
What do I need to bring?
Wear comfortable clothes for bike riding. Please bring your own bicycle and helmet. While bicycles and helmets will be available for use, you may feel more comfortable and confident using your own equipment.
If I am interested, what should I do?
If you are interested register today.
8:30 a.m. Registration and Sign-in
- Participant Packet Pickup
- Schedule, Facilities, & Introductions
- Traffic Safety Education Program Overview
9 a.m. Bicycle Safety Video
- Twelve Hazards Sheet
9:30 a.m. Seeing and Being Seen
10 a.m. Bicycle Laws
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Helmet Activities
- Egg Drop & Helmet Importance
- Ride Safe/Way to Fit a Bicycle Helmet Video
- Helmet-Fitting Practice
- Triangle Tag
1 p.m. Rodeo Design (Rodeo Guide Overview) and Use of Community Equipment
1:30 p.m. Traffic-Safety Education Trailer and On-Bike Activities
- ABC Quick Check
- Scanning & Stopping
- Signaling & Road Position
- Rock Dodge & Dangerous Driveway
3:30 p.m. Evaluations
4:30 p.m. Dismissal
Florida Residents Only: Free promotional items are available for safety events held in Florida by contacting the Florida Pedestrian & Bicycling Safety Resource Center at pedbikesrc.ce.ufl.edu/pedbike/default.asp
I attended in the past, should I come to this training?
Yes. While much of this will serve as a refresher course, this training is a requirement to use the new equipment Broward County Parks and Recreation Division received from the Florida Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School program. This will be discussed in more detail at the training. Additionally,the Parks and Recreation Division will showcase the Traffic Safety Education trailer and equipment during the workshop (see agenda).
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Bring your bicycle and helmet. If you do not have them, equipment will be available for your use.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
By email at MaHorowitz@broward.org or by phone at 954-577-4618.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
When & Where
Mark Horowitz LCI 371, Complete Streets Program Manager
Mark Horowitz is a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor and Regional Trainer for the Florida Traffic Safety Education Program. He is currently the Complete Streets Program Manager for the Broward County Highway Constructioin and Engineering Division.