Education

Safe Biking

Bike Newton wants all riders to ride safely:

Molly Schaefer demonstrating safe biking

Molly Schaefer on her daily commute

  • While sharing space with cars and pedestrians, be consistent and predictable
  • Make yourself and your bike visible with lights, reflectors, and bright colors
  • Protect your head from injury in case of accident with a helmet
  • Keep your bike in good repair

Bike Newton offers classes in bike safety to cyclists at all levels of ability; we have even been helping Newton Public Schools develop middle and high school safe biking curricula, like this program at Day Middle School. Take a look at our brief online tutorial, and/or contact Steve Heinrichs, our education director, to arrange lessons by a certified instructor for your group or organization.

Sean Roche of the BPTF and Srdj Nedeljkovic of Bike Newton show how it's done

Sean Roche of the BPTF and Srdj Nedeljkovic of Bike Newton discuss bike accommodations

Safe Roads

We also need to make our roads safer for less experienced bicyclists. That won’t happen by itself. We need an educated, engaged public who will contact city officials to help inform them of presently hazardous conditions, and how to change them by using the best practices for designing roads for all users.