Bicycle Safety Action Guide: to help your community improve bike safety. Includes information on the extent of the bicycle injury problem, crash causes, special safety problems, coordinated community strategies, safety courses, helmet promotion, strategies for engineering/planning, enforcement, emergency response, and evaluation.
A variety of bicycle safety brochures and other materials are available through
the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), including:
BikeCare Bicycle Inspection and Maintenance
Bicycle Safety - What Every Parent Should Know
Street Smarts in the '90s - Roadsharing
Children and Traffic - Keeping Kids out of the Fast Lane
Police Improving Bike Safety Through Road Hazard Identification
Beginning in April, WisDOT will host a series of workshops around the state
to provide training for trainers of bicycle safety. More information
about the workshops can be found in the following brochure.
Wisconsin Department of Tourism publishes the Wisconsin Biking Guide with on-road and mountain bike tours, and touring trails-all picked with safety in mind. Call
Dane County Bicycle Association provides grants (about $10,000 each year) to bike clubs and other organizations for projects that promote safety and the wider use of bicycles. Contact Susan
Kavulich, (608) 831-2643.
Dean Medical Center's Crash Helmet program uses a comical character, Crash Helmet, for presentations to children, to help them understand the importance of bike helmets for preventing head injuries and saving lives.
Guide to Promoting Moderate Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), (800) CDC-4NRG
Physical Activity and Health; A Report of the Surgeon General
(CDC) For sale by Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954.
National Bicycle and Pedestrian Clearinghouse, a program of the Bicycle Federation of America, acts as a central point of contact for federal, state and local agency staff, organizations and other professionals on bicycle and pedestrian programs and issues;
The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin
(BFW) is a state-wide advocacy organization that fosters bicycling as a healthful and environmentally sustainable means of transportation and recreation. BFW provides bicyclists with information on recreational rides, safety tips and commuting skills, and
educates bicyclists about transportation issues.
All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the benefit of the general public.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation does not testify to, sponsor or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.
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about getting your free copy of the Adobe Reader, visit WisDOT's Software information page.
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Last modified: February 15, 2012