As part of its goal to increase safety and reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities, OCTA will use grant funding to deliver transportation solutions, including for active transportation – biking, walking and skating.
OCTA has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long community program dedicated to pedestrian and bicycle safety classes and distribution of safety equipment for people walking and biking.
“OCTA appreciates the strong partnership we have formed with the state’s Office of Traffic Safety to work toward enhancing safety on our streets,” said OCTA Chairman Tim Shaw, also a City Council member in La Habra. “OTS has provided grant funding for the past three years to develop programs improving conditions for walking and biking, and ongoing grant funding will help us with one of our primary goals of reinforcing safety throughout Orange County.”
Activities to be funded by this year’s grant include:
- Pedestrian and bicycle safety classes
- Distribution of bicycle lights and helmets
- Distribution of reflectors for pedestrians
The pedestrian and bicycle safety program and distribution of safety materials will occur throughout 2020. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For more information on bicycle programs and safety in Orange County, and to stay updated on where classes are being scheduled, visit here.