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KIPRC partners with the UK Level I Trauma Center and WKYT to promote and improve bike safety!

The College of Public Health’s Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, along with the UK Level 1 Trauma Center and WKYT, are working together to promote and improve bike safety. Two events will be sponsored this September that are free and open to all those who are interested.

Improving Bike Safety – A Conversation

Thursday, September 19th at William T Young Library auditorium: 7:00 PM-8:30PM

What can be done to improve the safety of cyclists in Central KY? What are the biggest obstacles? How can cyclists and drivers better share the road? What is Lexington working on to improve the safety of cyclists? What are the biggest complaints heard by Lexington police from drivers? From cyclists?

Join us for a discussion of these and other important issues when it comes to sharing the road. Thursday, September 19, at 7 pm in the auditorium at WT Young Library our panel will offer insight, solutions, and take questions from the audience. Our panel includes Officer Howard Florence, Lexington Police, Shane Tedder, Sustainability Coordinator at UK & bike commuter, Pam Thomas, Bluegrass Cycling Club, and Scott Thompson, Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator for LFUCG.

Moderator: Sam Dick, WKYT and avid cyclist

We encourage all people who are interested in solutions and ideas on cyclists and drivers sharing the road to join us for this conversation.

Cycle Safe Lexington!

Saturday, September 21st at Student Center Parking Lot on Avenue of Champions: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A bicycle safety program brought to you by UK Level I Trauma Center, Kentucky Injury Prevention & Research Center and WKYT. Kids ages 5-11 will be fitted with a free helmet while supplies last.  Helmets are donated by the UK Trauma Program.  Kids will have the opportunity to test their skills in a bike safety rodeo.  If you bring your own bike, bike safety experts will inspect it for you.  Let’s Cycle Safe Lexington! We will have a tent set up at the entrance of the parking lot so we will be very easy to find!  Join us for this fun, free safety event!