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Enforcement Education

2015-06-09 11.38.24Bike Cleveland partners with WE BIKE, etc. to assist with the implementation of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Law Enforcement Training Program to help improve pedestrian and bicycle safety across Greater Cleveland. The training program, a partnership between bicycle advocacy and local law enforcement, provides police departments with the following state and national pedestrian and bicycle safety/education materials and training at no cost:

These resources are part of a continuum of training, leading up to a series of in-person seminars meant to enhance the skills of law enforcement professionals in relation to laws to help prevent bicyclist and pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Below are the training opportunities taking place in 2017.

Two-day Enforcement for Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety seminar.

As a component of the law enforcement training program Bike Cleveland is hosting a two-day Enforcement for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety course taught by Peter Flucke of WE BIKE. In the training, officers will learn the what, where, when, how, who & why of walking and bicycling; components of the Highway Safety Triangle; pedestrian and bicycle environment audits; how pedestrian & bicycle crashes happen; pedestrian & bicycle laws; crash investigating & reporting; potential law enforcement partners; and more. This course is appropriate for all law enforcement officers. Training details are below:

Enforcement for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Seminar

Date: Monday, April 24th – Tuesday, April 25th
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: FREE, instructor and materials paid for by Bike Cleveland.
Place: Cleveland Public Library Main Branch, Louis Stokes Auditorium (325 Superior Ave.)
Deadline: RSVP are required by April 7th. Space is limited to register early.

You are required to attend both days of the training.

Eventbrite - Enforcement for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Seminar

Enforcement Professional Development Bike Ride

As a component of the law enforcement training program Bike Cleveland is hosting a 5 hour professional development  bike ride and seminar for law enforcement officers. The ride will help law enforcement officers understand:

  1. The issues cyclists face when interacting with motor vehicles.
  2. What it’s like to ride a bicycle in a range of situations.
  3. Why cyclists make the choices they do, and how roadway design influences those decisions.
  4. How a few feet of space can make or break a rider’s sense of place and safety.
  5. Best practices in enforcement for active transportation issues.

Training details are below:

Law Enforcement Professional Development Bike Ride and Seminar

Date: Wednesday, April 26th
Time: 8:30am-2pm
Cost: FREE, instructor and materials paid for by Bike Cleveland.
Place: Cleveland Metroparks Operations Office (4500 Valley Parkway, Fairview Park, OH 44126)
Deadline: RSVP are required by April 7th. Space is limited to register early.

Participants are required to bring their own working bicycle and helmet, and be prepared to ride 4-6 miles at a moderate pace (don’t worry, there will be plenty of stops for rest and discussion). 

Eventbrite - Enforcement Professional Development Bike Ride

Instructor Course: Enforcement for Pedestrian & Bicyclist Safety Instructor Course

As a component of the law enforcement training program Bike Cleveland is hosting a two-day train-the-trainer course for past graduates of our Enforcement for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety course taught by Peter Flucke of WE BIKE. In the training, officers will learn how to teach other officers the what, where, when, how, who & why of walking and bicycling; components of the Highway Safety Triangle; pedestrian and bicycle environment audits; how pedestrian & bicycle crashes happen; pedestrian & bicycle laws; crash investigating & reporting; potential law enforcement partners; and more. Again, this course is meant for officers in a training role and who have completed the student Enfocement for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety course. Training details are below:

Enforcement for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Instructor Course

Date: Thursday, April 27th – Friday, April 28th
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Cost: FREE, instructor and materials paid for by Bike Cleveland.
Place: Cleveland Metroparks Operations Office, (4500 Valley Parkway)
Deadline: RSVP are required by April 7th. Space is limited so register early.

You are required to attend both days of the training.

Eventbrite - Enforcement for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Instructor Class

Enforcement advanced Resources

Enforcement for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety: Are you prepared? (download and print)

Enforcement for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety: Are You Prepared? is a handy brochure designed for police officers to read and keep. It provides a quick and easy reference to the pertinent pedestrian, bicycle and motorist laws affecting pedestrian and bicyclist safety. If you are participating law enforcement, please print, copy and distribute this brochure to all of your officers. 

ENFORCEMENT_BROCHURE_BIKE_PED SAFETY-FRONT

Click to download and print full brochure.

ENFORCEMENT_BROCHURE_BIKE_PED SAFETY-BACK

Click to print and download full brochure.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Roll-Call Videos

The following videos are provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and provide a brief overview for effectively enforcing laws to maximize bicycle and pedestrian safety. They are meant to be shared during police roll-call.

Enforcing Laws for Bicyclists:

You can download the Enforcing Laws for Bicyclists video here for use in your department. 

Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Saves Lives: 

You can download the Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Saves Lives video here for use in your department. 

Additional Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource List

This list of state and national resources for pedestrian and bicycle safety materials can be useful for police officers when making traffic stops, school visits, or interacting with the walking, bicycling and motoring public. All these materials are available online at no cost. You can download the list here: Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Resources – Greater Cleveland.

Click to download interactive list of resources.

Click to download interactive list of resources.