Planning and Engineering for Walking and Bicycling in Traffic Course

Instructor Peter Flucke will be teaching a one day course to engineers and planners to give them the specialized training they need to plan, design, build and maintain on and off –  road facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists.  The course is based on the highly successful, Planning & Engineering for Bicycling in Traffic Course, which was originally developed by Peter Flucke, President of WE BIKE, etc.,LLC for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and taught to WisDOT. as well as private planners and engineers throughout the State of Wisconsin.

The course will be held Tuesday, December 8th beginning at 8:00 am at the McMahon Group in Neenah, WI. There is no cost for the course, however registration is required.  Please register at  http://www.ecwrpc.org/2015/11/17/register-now-planning-engineering-for-walking-bicycling-in-traffic/

*This course is sponsored by East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and the East Central WI Regional Safe Routes to School Program  with funding through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and McMahon Group.  

2015 WE BIKE, etc. Bicycle Adventures – Mississippi River

Press Conference

When:  September 4, 2015 8:00 am

Where: – 1144 Hawthorn Rd Ashwaubenon, WI  54313

What: – Local Couple to Bicycle Mississippi River Corridor

Date: August 24, 2015                                                     

Solo tandem bicyclists, Peter and Tracy Flucke of WE BIKE, etc., LLC, will begin their Mississippi River trip, crossing the United States from north to south, on September 4, 2015.  After successfully bicycling 4,362.5 miles across the country in 2014 and the Fox – Wisconsin Heritage Parkway in June of 2015 (600 miles) (WE BIKE Across America Blog), the couple is excited to start their next adventure.

The Fluckes will be bicycling from Green Bay, WI to International Falls, MN (Canadian Border) to Itasca State Park, MN then along the Mississippi River to New Orleans, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. The trip will cover approximately 3,500 miles. This adventure will allow the Fluckes to explore the natural beauty of the Mississippi River and cross paths with the Fox – Wisconsin Heritage Parkway route, in Prairie du Chien, as well as their 2014 cross country route, in Stillwater, MN.

On their 2014 cross country trip the Fluckes had almost 6000 people following them on social media.

This trip will feature two exciting new twists. A local school district is adding the adventure to their classroom curriculum. Teachers and students will be able to follow the trip thru social media and even have the ability to SKYPE or talk directly with the Fluckes while on route.

Also new on this trip is the addition of a GPS/Cellular/Bluetooth tracking device provided by From The Finish Line (www.fromthefinishline.com). This device will allow anyone to follow the Flucke’s progress, in real time, on any internet-enabled device.

WE BIKE etc., LLC is a consulting firm specializing in the areas of engineering, education, enforcement and encouragement for walking, bicycling and healthy communities. Founded in 1993, WE BIKE conducts business nationally.

Their bicycle trips are a way to spark a sense of adventure, raise awareness, promote fitness (financial and physical), entertain and motivate.

Follow the Flucke’s 2015 WE BIKE, etc. Bicycle Adventures – Mississippi River at:

Website:www.webike.org

 

Announcing 2015 WE BIKE, etc. Bicycle Adventures

Press Conference

When:  June 22, 2015 8:30am

Where:  Bay Beach Pavilion- 1313 Bay Beach Road Green Bay, WI  54302

What:  Announcing 2015 WE BIKE, etc. Bicycle Adventures

Date: June 15, 2015

Contacts:

Tracy Flucke                                                                    Candice Mortara                                               WE BIKE, etc                                                                    Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway          1144 Hawthorn Rd.                                                      P.O. Box 402                                               Green Bay, WI 54313                                                    Kimberly, WI 54136                                        (920) 497-3196                                                               (920) 707-2965                           info@webike.org                                                           info@heritageparkway.org

 Solo tandem bicyclists, Peter and Tracy Flucke of WE BIKE, etc., LLC, plan to continue their bicycle adventures in 2015. After successfully bicycling 4,362.5 miles across the country in 2014 (WE BIKE Across America Blog) the couple is excited to announce their next adventures.

For their first trip, June 22 – July 1, the Fluckes are partnering with the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway. “The ride will be approximately 600 miles round trip from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and will highlight the Parkway’s history, places of interest and partners, as well as “pioneering” a land – based route” said Peter Flucke.  The trip will begin with a press conference at the Bay Beach Pavilion on June 22nd at 8:30am. Their trip itinerary will be released soon.

The Fox–Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, works with communities along the Fox and Lower Wisconsin rivers to celebrate and preserve our rich and varied river heritage while promoting vibrant and connected riverfront towns and villages.

The Parkway follows the Lower Wisconsin, Upper Fox and Lower Fox rivers, 280 miles across the State of Wisconsin from the Mississippi to the Portage to the bay of Green Bay. “Most work to date has been focused on creating a water trail for kayaking and canoeing. We are thrilled to partner with WE BIKE to begin looking at the biking trail piece of our mission. At the end of their ride, we will have a rough route mapped and some ideas on how accommodating the communities and sites along the river are toward bikers. Very exciting!” said Candice Mortara President of the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway.

WE BIKE etc., LLC is a consulting firm specializing in the areas of engineering, education, enforcement and encouragement for walking, bicycling and healthy communities.  Founded in 1993, WE BIKE conducts business nationally.

Their bicycle trips are a way to spark a sense of adventure, raise awareness, promote fitness (financial and physical), entertain and motivate.

A second trip, to begin in early fall, will travel along the Mississippi River (3,500 miles – Green Bay, Wisconsin to International Falls, Minnesota/Canadian border to Itasca State Park then  down the river to New Orleans, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico). This trip will allow the Fluckes to explore the natural beauty of the Mississippi River and cross paths with the Fox- Wisconsin Heritage Parkway.

The Flucke’s will blog and Facebook daily during their trips.  During their 2014 cross country trip they had 6,000 organic followers.

Follow the Flucke’s 2015 WE BIKE, etc. Bicycle Adventures:

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WisDOT provides $70,000 in federal funding for pedestrian safety task forces in La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee

 

To improve pedestrian safety, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is providing  $70,000 in federal funding to local task forces for intensified law enforcement and education efforts in La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee.  WE BIKE, etc. was awarded the contract to provide a two day training course to teach officers how to deploy the pedestrian enforcement strategies.  Lead instructor, Peter Flucke and Assistant Instructor Dillon Larsen will teach the class of twenty eight law enforcement officers.

Using high-visibility law enforcement, the pedestrian safety task forces will combine the resources and expertise of the local police departments and the university police departments in the three communities.  The Milwaukee Task Force will receive $30,000. Madison will receive $25,000, and La Crosse will receive $15,000.

Last year in Wisconsin, there were 44 pedestrian deaths in traffic crashes, which included  one in La Crosse County, three in Dane County and 18 in Milwaukee County.

“The task forces will focus on intersections and others areas of their communities where there are significant pedestrian safety challenges,” says David Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety.  “The pedestrian safety task forces will follow a model for high-visibility enforcement and effective public education that has been successful for other task forces around the state focusing on drunken driving prevention and increasing seat belt use. The goal of every task force is to increase voluntary compliance with traffic safety laws, not to write more tickets. However if voluntary compliance fails, officers will take appropriate enforcement actions.”

Before the pedestrian safety task forces begin deployments later this month, law enforcement officers from La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee will attend training on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14 and 15, at the UW-Madison Police Department, 1429 Monroe St., Madison.

WE BIKE, etc. Announces 2015 Bicycle Adventures

News Release:  2015 WE BIKE, etc. Bicycle Adventures Announced                                                                                           Date: April 2, 2015

                                  Fox Wisconsin Heritage Parkway                                                       

     Mississippi River Trip

Solo tandem bicyclists, Peter and Tracy Flucke of WE BIKE, etc., LLC, plan to continue their bicycle adventures in 2015. After successfully bicycling 4,362.5 miles across the country in 2014 (WE BIKE Across America Blog) the couple is excited to announce their next adventures. 

For their first trip, June 22 – July 1, the Fluckes are partnering with the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway. “The ride will be approximately 600 miles round trip from Green Bay, Wisconsin to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and will highlight the Parkway’s history, places of interest and partners, as well as “pioneering” a land based route” said Peter Flucke.

The Fox–Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, works with communities along the Fox and Lower Wisconsin rivers to celebrate and preserve our rich and varied river heritage while promoting vibrant and connected riverfront towns and villages.

The Parkway follows the Lower Wisconsin, Upper Fox and Lower Fox rivers, 280 miles across the State of Wisconsin from the Mississippi to the Portage to the bay of Green Bay. “Most work to date has been focused on creating a water trail for kayaking and canoeing. We are thrilled to partner with WE BIKE to begin looking at the biking trail piece of our mission. At the end of their ride, we will have a rough route mapped and some ideas on how accommodating the communities and sites along the river are toward bikers. Very exciting!” said Candice Mortara President of the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway.

WE BIKE etc., LLC is a consulting firm specializing in the areas of engineering, education, enforcement and encouragement for walking, bicycling and healthy communities.  Founded in 1993, WE BIKE conducts business nationally.

Their bicycle trips are a way to spark a sense of adventure, raise awareness, promote fitness (financial and physical), entertain and motivate.

A second trip, to begin in early fall, will travel along the Mississippi River (3,500 miles – Green Bay, Wisconsin to International Falls, Minnesota/Canadian border to Itasca State Park then  down the river to New Orleans, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico). This trip will allow the Fluckes to explore the natural beauty of the Mississippi River and cross paths with the Fox- Wisconsin Heritage Parkway.

Follow the Flucke’s 2015 WE BIKE, etc. Bicycle Adventures:

Website: www.webike.org

Blog: https://webikeetc.wordpress.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/webikeetc

Twitter:  @WeBikeetc

Contact Fox – Wisconsin Heritage Parkway:

Candice Mortara, President  (920) 707-2965

info@heritageparkway.org

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New York Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee hosting Enforcement for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Course

 

As part of the cities continuing effort to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, NYPD officers will be participating in the Enforcement for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Course.  Expert consultant and former law enforcement officer, Peter Flucke, President of WE BIKE, etc., will be providing officers with the pedestrian and bicycle safety information they need to manage traffic and provide a safe and enjoyable walking and bicycling environment in the city.

Flucke said “The cities Vision Zero is a great initiative and enforcement is a key component of its success, this training will definitely help the city to move towards meeting their goals.”   The two day course to be held on March 19th and 20th at the Old Police Academy, 235 East 20th Street will focus on; The Highway Safety Triangle, Engineering, How Pedestrian and Bicyclist Crashes Happen,  Education, Pedestrian and Bicycle Laws, Enforcement, Pedestrian Safety, Cross Walk Enforcement Operations, Crash Investigation and Reporting and Law Enforcement Partners.

This training will allow the officers from each borough to take what they learn back to their precincts to implement.

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Brown County students join other communities, celebrate Winter Walk to School

Live54218 Press Release:

Green Bay, Wis. – With the success and enthusiasm seen in Wisconsin and across the nation with International Walk to School Day, February has been selected as Winter Walk to School Month in Wisconsin – a month in the winter to promote walking to school year-round. The goal is to encourage schools and communities to plan events that will promote walking to/from school safely and demonstrate that walking can be fun throughout the year, even during the Wisconsin winters.

Held on the first Wednesday in October, International Walk to School Day is recognized annually to celebrate the benefits of active transportation by encouraging school children to walk and bicycle to school. Walk to School activities provide opportunities for communities to address safety concerns around schools.  Reducing the risk of injury includes teaching children age-appropriate walking and bicycling skills, reminding drivers to be extra vigilant in watching for walkers and bicyclists, and identifying and eliminating hazardous conditions along routes to school that need to be fixed.  Additionally, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates that thirty-three percent of Wisconsin third graders are overweight or obese.  Walk to School activities can also help children reach the minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week as recommended by the U.S. Surgeon General.

Students and their families from districts throughout the Greater Green Bay Area will join children throughout the state of Wisconsin during the month of February to celebrate winter walking and biking to school. Students in Brown County will be recognizing Wednesday, February 11th as Winter Walk to School Day, along with parents, teachers and community leaders to celebrate the benefits of walking to school.

Cities and local health organizations join in the celebration by urging schools to take part in Winter Walk to School Day. “Walking or bicycling to school is an ideal way to help our children meet the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity and potentially decrease their risk of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic disease.” said Melinda Morella, assistant director for Live54218. “Our cold climate may present its challenges, but it is so important to get out and get active, safely, even during the winter months. Parents and caregivers can take precautions by making sure children wear adequate winter clothing and watch for icy sidewalks.”

Winter Walk to School Day is part of a larger Safe Routes to School Movement. Safe Routes programs aim to create safe, convenient and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from school. Many schools in the Greater Green Bay area are celebrating Winter Walk to School Day as part of their Safe Routes to School programming. “We are a hearty bunch here in Wisconsin,” said Peter Flucke, president of WE BIKE, etc. “If we can snowmobile, ice fish, ski, snowshoe, run and even bicycle in the winter, with a little extra preparation and caution we can certainly go for a walk most days. Our winter weather may not always be predictable but, our need for daily physical activity is.”

The following schools are participating in Winter Walk to School month, celebrating their events on Wednesday, February 11th, 2015:

  • Aldo Leopold Community School, Green Bay
  • MacArthur Elementary School, Green Bay
  • Foxview Intermediate School, De Pere
  • Meadowbrook Elementary School, Howard-Suamico
  • Bay View Middle School, Howard-Suamico

 

To learn more about Winter Walk to School Day, contact Melinda Morella, assistant director for Live54218 at (920) 265-6911.

 

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Born out of the community’s desire to address the ongoing childhood obesity epidemic, Live54218 was created around simple recommendations we could all live by every day. As the Greater Green Bay Area’s Healthy Eating, Active Living initiative, we strive to create environments in the community that support and promote all residents daily in consuming 5 fruits and vegetables, drinking 4 bottles of water, having less than 2 hours of screen time, participating in at least 1 hour of physical activity, and sleeping 8 hours a night. The goal is to make the Greater Green Bay Area the healthiest community in the nation. Learn more at www.Live54218.org

 

 

WE BIKE, etc. specializes in pedestrian and bicycle consulting in the areas of engineering, education and enforcement. Focusing improvement efforts in these areas results in improved community vitality – creating happier, healthier communities.

WE BIKE and Bike Cleveland Work Together to Bring Heightened Safety to Greater Cleveland

Bike Cleveland, a bicycling advocacy group, has contracted with WE BIKE to assist with the implementation of a Pedestrian & Bicycle Law Enforcement Training Program to help improve pedestrian and bicycle safety across Greater Cleveland – incorporating over 95 different law enforcement agencies.

Date: April 22nd-23rd
Time: 8am-4pm
Location: 4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland, OH 44114 (map)
Cost: Free! (trainer and materials provided by Bike Cleveland)

For further information, please visit http://www.bikecleveland.org/enforcement/ .

NCDOT Offers Free Pedestrian and Bicycle Enforcement Training

In conjunction with the Watch For Me NC safety campaign, the North Carolina Department of Transportation and UNC’s Highway Safety Research Center are offering “Enforcement for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety.” This free, one-day workshop will be held April 7, 2014 in Davidson, NC.

This course provides law enforcement officers with the special traffic management knowledge and skills they need to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety in their communities. WE BIKE’s Peter Flucke, a nationally recognized pedestrian and bicyclist safety expert and former law enforcement officer, will present the latest pedestrian and bicyclist safety enforcement information. Topic areas include:

 

  • ·         Where pedestrians and bicyclists fit in
  • ·         Engineering for pedestrian/bicycle safety
  • ·         How pedestrian/bicycle crashes occur
  • ·         The role of education and enforcement
  • ·         Relevant laws and enforcement practices
  • ·         Pedestrian and bicyclist environmental audit
  • ·         Mock crosswalk enforcement operations
  • ·         Crash investigation and reporting
  • ·         Potential law enforcement partners

The course will include hands-on, in-the-field training on how to conduct a Pedestrian Crosswalk Enforcement Operation.

Coffee, soft drinks, and snacks will be available during the courses.  Lunch will be provided for all participants.

To register, go online to www.watchformenc.org/training-calendar.

Space is limited and classes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Details regarding course times and address will be sent to registrants the week before the class.

If you have any questions, please contact James Gallagher at james@hsrc.unc.edu or 919-843-7007.

WE BIKE Brings Increased Safety to New York

March 17, 2014 – The New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee is partnering with WE BIKE to bring Pedestrian & Bicycle Law Enforcement Training to their officers in the City of Rochester and Westchester County.

WE BIKE’s President, Peter Flucke will administer the Pedestrian & Law Enforcement Training in Rochester March 17-18 and be in Westchester March 31 and April 1.

Tactical Training: Enforcement for Pedestrian Safety

“Watch For Me – NC” Tactical Training Workshop
Enforcement for Pedestrian Safety

In conjunction with the “Watch For Me – NC” pedestrian safety campaign kicking off in Fall of 2012, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Highway Safety Research Center, and the Institute for Transportation Research & Education are offering “Enforcement for Pedestrian Safety.” This one-day workshop will be offered three times: August 8, 9, and 10th at the NCSU campus in Raleigh.

This workshop is free and open to members of law enforcement agencies and university police in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro.

Course Description

This course has been developed to give law enforcement officers the special traffic management knowledge and skills they need to improve pedestrian safety in their communities. The workshop will offer the latest pedestrian safety enforcement information.  The following topic areas will be covered:

  • Where pedestrians fit in
  • The Highway Safety Triangle
  • Engineering for Pedestrian Safety
  • How Pedestrian Crashes Happen
  • Relevant Laws
  • Pedestrian Environment Audit
  • Pedestrian Crosswalk Enforcement Operations
  • Crash Investigation and Reporting
  • Potential Law Enforcement Partners

The course will include hands-on, in-the-field, training on conducting a Pedestrian Crosswalk Enforcement Operation.

These workshops will be instructed by Peter Flucke, a nationally recognized pedestrian safety expert and former law enforcement officer with experience in assisting communities with improving pedestrian and bicycle safety and access.

Need More Information?

Contact Kristy Jackson at (919) 515-8771 or by email at knjackso@ncsu.edu for questions regarding the workshop or Walt Thomas at wthomas@ncsu.edu for questions regarding registration.

There is no registration fee.  This workshop is open to members of law enforcement agencies and university police in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Wilson and Charlotte.

 

Law Enforcement Resources for Pedestrian and Bicycle Law Education in Albany, NY

Capital District Transportation Committee
Provides Local Law Enforcement with Resources for
Pedestrian and Bicycle Law Education and Enforcement

Initiative to enhance roadway safety for all users

Albany, NY – April 13, 2012 – “Officers don’t enforce laws that they do not know and they don’t enforce laws that they cannot defend,” says Peter Flucke of WE BIKE, etc., LLC. To assist the Capital Region police departments with educational and enforcement efforts related to pedestrian and bicycle safety, Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is providing local public safety officers with essential educational materials. The training protocol and workshops are developed by former police officer Peter Flucke, who has trained public safety officers around the country in predicting and preventing leading causes of pedestrian and bicycle crashes.

The CDTC rolled out WE BIKE’s Continuum of Training in Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety for Law Enforcement over the past several months to positive reviews by multiple Capital-area police departments. The initiative is part of the comprehensive investments to increase bicycling and walking transportation in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties through CDTC’s Capital Coexist program. “A greater presence of bicyclists and walkers actually reduces the likelihood of a collision with a motor vehicle. We are moving in the right direction, but safety on the streets is key to making bicycling and walking reliable transportation modes for more users,” said Jason Purvis, Senior Transportation Planner, of CDTC/Capital Coexist.

As with motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists rely on law enforcement officers to enforce laws to enhance roadway safety. However, most public safety officers have not received any pedestrian- or bicycle-specific enforcement training, making it difficult for them to factor this kind of enforcement into their efforts to ensure roadway safety for all users.

The Continuum of Training, provided free to law enforcement agencies in the Capital region, includes the following components:

  • Brochure – “Enforcement for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety”available in print and electronic form, this handy brochure contains basic information on pedestrian and bicycle safety and pertinent state statutes for the state ofNew York.
  • Safety and educational resources – samples of pedestrian and bicycle safety materials for use by law enforcement, including posters, pocket guides, coloring books, etc.
  • Roll call videos – produced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), these brief, educational videos on pedestrian and bicycle safety are targeted to law enforcement audiences.
  • Computer-based training – self-paced and computer-based training for pedestrian and bicycle safety developed by NHTSA.
  • Two-day training – led by Peter Flucke, includes classroom and on-the-road activities. Scheduled on April 30th and May 1st, attendees learn how to conduct a local audit of pedestrian and bicycle safety, pedestrian and bicycle laws, how and when crashes happen, and crash investigating and reporting.

Capital region law enforcement departments interested in any of the components listed above, including the two-day training, should contact Jason Purvis at 518-458-2161 or jpurvis@cdtcmpo.org.

“We want to make sure all communities we serve can benefit from the Continuum of Training”, said David Jukins, Deputy Director of CDTC. “Enforcing the rules of the road for all users is an important aspect of creating safer streets and more vibrant walking and bicycling communities.”

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Training in Idaho

Idaho Transportation Department Sponsors
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Training for Law Enforcement

Boise, ID – Spring weather will bring more bicyclists and pedestrians on or near Idaho’s highways. In anticipation, the Idaho Transportation Department will sponsor a statewide training for law enforcement officers to brush up on Idaho’s bicycle and pedestrian safety laws.

ITD’s Office of Highway Safety awarded WE BIKE, etc, LLC, a contract to deliver bicycle and pedestrian safety training to Idaho law enforcement officers beginning this month. The contract includes the “Continuum of Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training for Law Enforcement” developed by WE BIKE in 2006.

The “Continuum” is a planned succession of safety information and multi-faceted training, from basic to in-depth, delivered over several months to law enforcement officers. Concluding two-day pedestrian and bicycle safety workshops tentatively are scheduled for Boise and Coeur d’Alene in June.

“The goal of this joint effort is to eliminate pedestrian and bicycle traffic crashes with vehicles on Idaho’s urban roads though education and enforcement,” said Donna Vasquez, with ITD’s highway safety office. 

“This is the first time WE BIKE has worked in Idaho,” said Peter Flucke, WE BIKE president and a former law enforcement officer.

“Law enforcement officers in Idaho are looking for ways to improve the safety of their residents, especially as higher gas prices and health concerns push residents to walk and bike more often,” Flucke said.

Law Enforcement Instructor Development Program in New Orleans, LA

WE BIKE, etc., LLC AWARDED CONTRACT
FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

 New Orleans Regional Bike/Pedestrian Safety and Community Education Program
Phase III to Begin in 2012

Green Bay, WI – January 5, 2012 – WE BIKE, etc., LLC, a national pedestrian and bicycle safety consulting firm, has been awarded the contract to create a law enforcement instructor development program for safe walking and bicycling in greater New Orleans, Louisiana by the New Orleans area Regional Planning Commission.

The contract includes 4 two-day pedestrian and bicycle safety training sessions for law enforcement officers and a two-day train-the-trainer workshop to develop Louisiana based instructors.

“WE BIKE is happy to once again work with the Regional Planning Commission to continue the great work started in Phases I and II of the Regional Bike/Pedestrian Safety and Community Education Program” says Peter Flucke, President.

Law Enforcement Awareness Program for Bike Walk Twin Cities

WE BIKE, etc., LLC AWARDED CONTRACT FOR
LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARENESS PROGRAM

Transit for Livable Communities ‘Bike Walk Twin Cities’  Program in St. Paul, Minnesota
to Host Law Enforcement Training Sessions

Green Bay, Wis – July 5, 2011 – WE BIKE, etc., LLC, a national pedestrian and bicycle safety consulting firm, has been awarded the contract to provide law enforcement training for safe bicycling and walking in Minneapolis, Saint Paul and the surrounding communities by Transit for Livable Communities (TLC), a non-profit organization designated to administer the federally funded Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program. Bike Walk Twin Cities, a program of TLC, runs the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Pilot Program.

The contract, which continues through 2012, includes training sessions for law enforcement officers, a toolbox of resources for law enforcement, and technical and advisory services.

“We are very excited to work with Transit for Livable Communities and the law enforcement community. The Twin Cities area is recognized as one of the best areas for bicyclists and we hope to make it even better” says Peter Flucke, president of WE BIKE, etc., LLC.

The first training session of the contract will take place on the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus on August 31, 2011, directed primarily at the campus police officers. Additional law enforcement training in other jurisdictions participating in the non-motorized transportation pilot program will take place in 2012.

WE BIKE Featured at SRTS Conference

WE BIKE SELECTED TO SPEAK AT
NATIONAL SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL CONFERENCE

Green Bay, Wis – May 23, 2011 – Peter Flucke, President of the Green Bay-based company, WE BIKE, etc., LLC has been selected to speak at the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) national conference. The conference, attended by Safe Routes to Schools coordinators and stakeholders from across the United States, runs from August 16 to August 18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Flucke, a nationally recognized expert and trainer in the areas of bicycle and pedestrian safety, will present “Engaging Law Enforcement in Safe Routes to School: An Innovative Training Approach is the Key” describing his method for working with the local law enforcement agencies to support SRTS programs.

Safe Routes to School programs are sustained efforts by parents, schools, community leaders and local, state, and federal governments to improve the health and well-being of children by enabling and encouraging them to walk and bicycle to school. SRTS programs are in over 10,000 schools in all 50 states.