The Knight Creative Communities Institute Community Catalyst team has come up with a new way to help keep kids off the streets while they're young and help them navigate those same streets safely when they're ready.
Tallahassee's Sabal Palm Elementary School has opened the second of a 3-phase bicycle park for the area's kids. The courses are intended as a much safer alternative to street-riding in that congested neighborhood.
What was once a partially-used basketball court next to Sabal Palm Elementary School now is a freshly-painted bicycle park, complete with road signage and turning lanes for students to learn the rules of the road in a safe, enclosed environment.
What were six graffiti-stained traffic control boxes in Tallahassee are now true works of art. The "Art of the Box" project was a joint effort of the Knight Creative Communities Institute and the City of Tallahassee.
Six local artists will have their artwork showcased through the Art of the Box pilot project that is being led by KCCI (Knight Creative Communities Institute) and The City of Tallahassee with support from COCA and Leon County.
Sabal Palm Elementary School students will get hands-on experience learning bike safety when they return to school. The track teaches children how to safely ride their bikes and includes lanes, stop signs, and even pedestrian crossings.