The School Cycling Instructors trains teachers how to conduct the a 100% hands-on pedestrian education YES-KIDS Walk and/or YES-KIDS Bike safety educational program. Pedestrians interact with the Safety CITY realistically modeled sidewalks and crossing streets from the safety of a multipurpose room, auditorium or gym! Bicyclist interact on a skills course learning 15 bicycle handling skills.
Seeing is believing! The elementary school Safety CITY (Creative Interactive Traffic for Youth) is the most interactive and realistic teaching tool for the abstract concept called “traffic.” The CITY along with the curriculum YES-KIDS Walk gives the school staff everything to run a sustainable program. This program gives elementary age children and their parents the opportunity to practice safe walking and behavior to and from school.
It showed exactly what to do to be safe. The pictures and signs really helped explain everything. The presenters were very professional and helpful. They [the students] responded well to the stop signs and looking in all directions before crossing.
– Charles Carr, Assistant Principal, 95th Street Elementary School
Teachers may provide the YES-KIDS Walk and/or YES-KIDS Bike program for your school and community by participating in the YES School Cycling Instructor self-pacing webinar to become certified to tech the YES Curricula.
The CITY panels are comprised of local landmarks children will recognize:
Using only the floor, stop signs, traffic sign this now becomes the best bicycle course outdoor teaching tool. We do not recommend using the walls unless they are have weights on them so they can not become a kite and fly away with the slightest breeze. The SCI can train the elementary physical education teacher to conduct the programs annually.
The Los Angeles Safety CITY represents an urban area with houses and apartments, a school, police station, fire station, downtown area with shops, a rail line and subway station. Each of these elements reflects the diverse communities children walk and bicycle through every day.
Two Safety CITYs were developed for The University of Tennessee, reflecting the East and West geographic characteristics of the State. Both are transported to elementary schools where courses are taught by trained teachers.
The Delano Safety CITY reflects a community that is in a rural setting with grape vines and railroad tracks students cross to schools.