Last week, Struthers children who are involved in the Success by 6 programs with our Struthers Elementary School received a free bike helmet, thanks to the “Put A Lid On it!” campaign. The campaign is a continued partnership between The Ohio Chapter of the American Pediatrics and The Ohio Department of Transportation.
Through a competitive application process, local law enforcement agencies, school programs and community organizations were selected to receive helmets based on need. Struthers Mayor, Cat Cercone Miller, applied for this grant and received 108 bike helmets in various sizes to disperse in collaboration with the Struthers City Schools. The ultimate goal of the campaign is to keep more children safe while riding their bikes, and helping to reduce bicycle rated fatalities and injuries.
For more information about Bike Safety Awareness, go to Ohioaap.org/putalidonit. In coordination with this campaign, the City of Struthers is now a member of the League of American Bicyclists. The league represents bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a Bicycle Friendly America. Through education, advocacy and promotion, we work to celebrate and preserve the freedom cycling brings to our members everywhere.