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Hands-on bike safety classes

Post Date:03/15/2023 1:43 PM

The City of Carlsbad, in partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, is hosting a series of traffic safety workshops and trainings. The next ones are focused on safe bike and e-biking riding. 

City Cycling – Carlsbad
Saturday, March 25
9 a.m. to noon
Pine Avenue Community Center
Reserve your spot 

City Cycling – Carlsbad
Saturday, April 22
9 a.m. to noon
Pine Avenue Community Center
Reserve your spot

Participants will bring their own bike or e-bike to:

  • Learn the rules of the road including where to ride, best practices, emergency maneuvers, legal rights and responsibilities and Carlsbad specific e-bike rules 
  • Practice essential bike riding skills with a licensed cycling instructor
  • Bike ride through the Barrio and Village with a licensed cycling instructor

If under 16, parent registration and participation strongly encouraged. For participants 12 and under, parent registration and participation required.

The traffic safety workshops are part of the city’s response to declaring a traffic safety state of emergency last August following an over 200% increase in bike and e-bike collisions since 2019.

Since that time, the city has made improvements to over 90 miles of local streets, increased traffic enforcement, expanded its school crossing guard program and reprioritized traffic safety related projects. The city also launched the Safer Streets Together pledge, bringing community members together to commit to safe walking, biking and driving behaviors every day. 

About the pledge

  • Add your name to this online form to make the commitment. 
  • Show your commitment to others in the community by putting a Safer Streets Carlsbad window cling on your car window.
  • Encourage your neighbors to join in by putting a Safer Streets Together yard sign in front of your home.

Pick up Safer Streets items at all three city library locations, City Hall,  Faraday Center and the Senior Center

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