The Monterey Park Police Department received a $25,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that will fund activities emphasizing the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.
“This grant funding allows us to support our ongoing traffic safety efforts in the community,” Interim Chief of Police Scott Wiese said.
“Every bicyclist and pedestrian should feel safe on the road,” OTS Director Barbara Rooney said. “Education is one of many important tools that collectively work to make sure everyone, regardless of how they travel, reaches their destination safely.”
Grant funds will support a variety of activities focused on bicycle and pedestrian safety:
- Community and school education presentations on pedestrian and bicycle safety.
- Bicycle Rodeo training courses that educate youth and community members on safe riding behaviors.
- Helmet fitting inspections and distribution of helmets to those in need.
The grant program will run through September 2023.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Sergeant Peter Yung, Monterey Park Police Department
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