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Alpharetta awarded Governor’s Office of Highway Safety funds
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October 16, 2013 10:44 AM | 1423 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The city of Alpharetta was awarded $14,700 in Share the Road funds by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  The goal of the grant program is to promote the development and implementation of innovative programs to address highway safety issues.  This is the second consecutive year the city of Alpharetta has been awarded GOHS funding.

Alpharetta’s Department of Public Safety recognizes the increasing participation in cycling throughout the city and will use this grant award to continue its successful Bicycle Safety Campaign. The purpose of the program is to educate cyclists, drivers, and law enforcement officers alike to ensure that safety is the main focus of all users of the roadway.

Alpharetta partnered with Bike Alpharetta Inc., a local bicycle advocacy organization, to put together the educational program that will continue as a result of this grant award.  Under the program, the organizations will host educational programs along the Big Creek Greenway and during special events taking place in the City of Alpharetta, passing out youth bicycle helmets and educational materials. 

“Last year, Alpharetta’s Department of Public Safety worked with Bike Alpharetta to create a year-long bicycle safety campaign,” said Councilman D.C. Aiken.  “The program allowed our officers to interact with a multitude of cyclists and drivers, explaining the rules of the road that will keep us all safe.  Thanks to additional funding from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, last year’s grant program will continue successfully for an additional 12 months.”

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