Bike 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 2018.
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: 2018’s program has completed, check back for 2019 dates in early 2019. If you are interested in receiving some training materials email Jacob VanSickle at Jacob@bikecleveland.org.
Cost: FREE, instructor and materials paid for by Bike Cleveland.
Registration Deadline: TBA
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.
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.
You can download the Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Saves Lives video here for use in your department.
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.