Friday, May 28, 2010

34th annual Bicycle Safety Day is June 6

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Join your friends and neighbors at the annual Skokie Bicycle Safety Day, Sunday, June 6, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oakton Park parking lot, 4701 Oakton Street (Oakton Street at Knox Avenue).

Children through age 14 can participate in games and win prizes. A bicycle safety course will test their knowledge of the law and their ability to properly handle a bicycle. Bicyclists can register their bicycles with the Skokie Police Department this day as well.

Members of the Skokie Park District, Skokie Police Department and the Skokie Fire Department will be on hand to promote pedestrian and traffic safety.

Skokie Traffic Safety Commission's Paul Pitalis, Chairman mentioned for the first time two Masonic Lodges based in Skokie will also be there to offer their ILCHIP (child identification) program.

The Skokie Traffic Safety Commission sponsors Traffic Safety Week. Traffic Safety Week is designed to further public awareness of traffic and pedestrian safety 52 weeks a year.

The rain date for this event is Sunday, June 13, 2010.

For more information, contact the Traffic Engineering Division at 847-933-8231.

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