Of the 49% of Wisconsinites who bicycle and walk on sidewalks, nine bicyclists and 33 pedestrians have died in Wisconsin to date. The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin supports bicycle and pedestrian safety through outreach using traditional and social media and by funding educational-awareness programs, such as Share & Be Aware, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Safety.
Share & Be Aware educates bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists on how to be safe while travelling to avoid crashes and unintentional harm to their fellow commuters. This two-year pilot program has sparked 22 classes where ambassadors have made contact with more than 43,000 Wisconsin residents across the state. The classes teach cyclists and motorists about yielding to pedestrians, knowing the bicycle rules of the road, and maintaining a 3-foot distance from other road users. Creating additional classes will help Bike Fed reach an increased number of pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers to improve the overall safety of the area and inspire more people to walk and bike on their daily commutes.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help improve bicycle and pedestrian safety. If G-Team members raise $300, then The Wisconsin Bicycle Federation can fund three Share & Be Aware bicycle-and-pedestrian-safety classes for children, adults, student drivers, and law-enforcement officials. Each additional $100 raised will fund one Share & Be Aware class.
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Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin
The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin strives to ensure bicycling is safe, accessible, and fun for residents across the state to achieve its vision of making Wisconsin one of the world’s best places to ride. Along with supporting campaigns such as Bike to Work Week and youth bike camps, the federation works to create bicycle-friendly policies that support riding opportunities throughout Wisconsin, reduce air pollution, and lessen traffic congestion. At neighborhood bike rides and safety presentations, city alders, community members, and police officers are invited to participate and learn about cycling options in their neighborhoods.