Street Smarts is an education campaign for traffic safety in the city of Davis. Our goal is to reduce the number of traffic-related crashes and injuries. Our efforts target the leading problems: speeding, distracted driving, and not following traffic safety rules like stop sign compliance and proper helmet use.
In order to make our streets safer, Street Smarts also encourages you to ride a bike or walk whenever you can, and leave your car at home. Fewer cars=safer streets! Plus, the less we use our cars, the less we pollute the air; and clean air means a healthier planet. So strap on your helmet, get out your walking shoes, and let’s hit the streets…the smart way!
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The City received notification in August that it has been awarded over $500,000 in grant funds to launch a Safe Routes to School Program. The program will be a partnership with Davis Bicycles!, and … more
Suggested Routes to School Maps are now available!
These helpful maps are deisgned to help students identify suggested routes to and from school and provide approximate distance, travel time, … more
City Staff have had a busy summer installing all kinds of new and improved ways to get to school. Check out this graphic for helpful information about using our new Cycle Tracks, and stay tuned for … more
The 2014 Bike Loopalooza took place on Sunday, May 4th. Several hundred children and their families participated in a day of fun and exercise while learning about the Davis Bike Loop and safe bicycle commuting in Davis. There were snacks, drinks, and many surprises. Join us next year for Loopalooza 2015!
The Bike Loop is a 12-mile loop around the perimeter of the City of Davis, established in 2007 through the efforts of Davis Bicycles. It is completely paved and largely protected from motor vehicle traffic. The Bike Loop provides a safe route to the proximity of seven of the nine elementary schools in Davis, and the Schools Committee wanted to get the word out that commuting to school by bicycle along the Bike Loop is a safe and fun alternative to commuting by motor vehicle.
In 2010, the Davis Bicycles! Schools Committee held the inaugural Bike Loopalooza to help acquaint families with the Davis Bike Loop as an option for commuting to schools. The inaugural Bike Loopalooza attracted 173 young cyclists and their families. These riders started the Bike Loop at one of 11 stations, mostly located near one of the seven elementary schools on the Loop and staffed by volunteers representing schools or organizations located in Davis. The stations featured activities like bike safety checks, helmet fitting, and birdwatching. Sixty-one of these young people completed the entire 12-mile loop! Participants received snacks donated by Clif Bar & Company. Several stations also distributed other prizes such as spoke cards and bike pins donated by Davis Bicycles! and the City of Davis Street Smarts program.
Join us next year for the 6th annual Loopalooza.
To learn more “Like” Davis Bicycles! Kids on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Davis-Bicycles-Kids/437619076316712 or visit www.davisbicycles.org.
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May is Bike Month, so get your tires pumped up, oil your chain, adjust your helmet, and hop on your bike (hopefully you’ve been doing this all year).
Sunday May 4th … more