MOBILITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Safety Town

Safety Twon - Collage of children drawing and coloring at desks.

Safe Routes to School introduced Safety Town to Kindergarten and 1st grade students at Pittsburgh Faison's summer program.  Students engaged in 1-hour week long safety program teaching them bike, pedestrian, traffic and school bus safety.  They road pedaled go-karts riding around a miniature town complete with streets, crosswalks, sidewalks, stop signs and a working traffic signal. Students were visited by BikePGH to discuss bike safety and how to properly fit a helmet. City of Pittsburgh EMS workers and School Crossing Guards shared how to walk safely, while  PennDOT taught the importance of using safe behavior on the school bus.  Each student received a new helmet, safety town t-shirt and a certificate for participating in Safety Town.