According to news sources, the city of Burbank will now be able to offer bicycle safety classes every month in partnership with the nonprofit Sustainable Streets, after the City Council agreed to offer it a $100,000 state grant for that purpose.
The city began to pursue bicycle safety more aggressively through its Bicycle Master Plan, which was set up in 2009 with the stated goal of encouraging bicycle usage as well as increasing traffic safety. At the time of the plans inception back in 2009, about 49 percent of respondents to a city survey claimed that concerns regarding safety kept them from using bicycles to get around the city.
The new classes being offered will be taught by licensed expert instructors through the nonprofit Sustainable Streets, with the first classes beginning February 18, 2012.
Bicyclists will be taught the best traffic safety practices to follow while on the roadway.
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