Bike safety

Campus bicycle safety events scheduled this month

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8:38 a.m., April 8, 2014--Several free bicycle safety events are being held on campus from now through the end of April for University of Delaware students, faculty and staff. 

Members of the campus community are invited to drop by for information and giveaways and to learn how to take care of their bikes.

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Safety checkpoints are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 8, noon-3 p.m. at the corner of North College Avenue and Ray Street near the pedestrian bridge to Laird Campus.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on The Green at Delaware Avenue.

These checkpoints are conducted by the Newark Bicycle Committee in partnership with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the Newark Bike Project, and UD Police. 

Have bicycles checked for proper tire inflation and other safety issues. Front and rear bicycle lights will be given out while they last, courtesy of DelDOT. 

A representative of the Newark Bike Project will be present to assist with any necessary minor repairs and a UD police officer will be available to help register bicycles with the department’s database. Bikes that have been registered can be more easily tracked if they are stolen.

Additional bicycle safety events are scheduled for:

  • Wednesday, April 16, 4-6 p.m. on the patio in front of Carpenter Sports Building.
  • Wednesday, April 23 from noon-2 p.m. on The Green at Delaware Avenue in front of Wolf Hall.

These events are hosted by Student Health Services’ Healthy Hens and the Office of Human Resources’ HealthyU Employee Wellness Program

Pick up information about biking safely on campus and in Newark and register bikes with the UD Police database.

The Newark Bicycle Committee is a partnership of interested cyclists and agencies working to improve bicycling in Newark.

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