Thursday, September 24, 2015
D.C. Adds Bike Riding to the Curriculum
Learning to ride a bicycle has been added to the physical education curriculum of the D.C. Public Schools system. The district purchased 1,000 bicycles with the help of the District Department of Transportation and private donors. These bicycles will be used as a way to teach children relevant learning experiences and to make physical education classes more accessible and useful. Bicycling as a transportation mode has grown quickly in D.C., so the program is seen as a good way to teach healthy lifestyles and to ensure schoolchildren across all neighborhoods can learn to ride. In addition to learning how to ride, the program also teaches bicycle safety, how to wear a helmet, using hand signals, and the rules of the road.
For more information about the program, read the article in the Washington Post.