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September 04, 2018

$55,000 Bike Safety Education Grant Nearly Complete

Ride Illinois is honored to announce the successful recipients of the FY2018 Injury Prevention Grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)!

A total of ninety driver education programs completed the requirements and were reimbursed up to $250 for staff time for incorporating the BikeSafetyQuiz.com, and agreeing to use the easy-to-use resource for a period of three years. The driver education programs were from more than 75 different communities throughout the state. Additionally, 14 elementary schools from a dozen communities completed the requirements and received cash reimbursements for up to $250.

BikeSafetyQuiz.com is an easy-to-use resource that includes IL Secretary of State approved content and provides both cyclists and motorists with in-depth instruction on common car-bike crash causes and relevant state laws.

A total of 15 police departments received up to $2,000 through the grant. The deadline for departments is later this month, with the number of police departments successfully completing the grant expected to increase by that time. Police departments could receive up to:

  • $300 for departments agreeing to start using our BikeSafetyQuiz.com website’s Motorist and Adult Bicyclist lessons for (online) training of its traffic enforcement officers
  • $700 for establishing a ticket diversion program using our quiz website’s Motorist and Adult Bicyclist lessons
  • $1,000 for conducting small-scale, publicized one-day cyclist and motorist targeted enforcement and education campaigns in high-crash locations

Ride Illinois is excited to announce that we have received a grant for the coming year (October 2018 through September 2019) which will focus on driver education programs. Applications will likely be open in late October. We welcome your help in getting the word out to the right people in your towns.

 

Driver Education Program Recipients

  • Arthur — Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond High School
  • Athens — Athens High School
  • Aledo — Mercer County High School
  • Aurora
    • Metea Valley High School
    • Waubonsie Valley High School
    • West Aurora High School
  • Batavia — Batavia High School
  • Benton — Benton High School
  • Blue Island — Eisenhower High School
  • Brownstown — Brownstown High School
  • Bushnell — Bushnell-Prairie City High School
  • Cahokia — Cahokia High School
  • Carpentersville — Dundee Crown High School
  • Carthage — Illini West High School
  • Champaign
    • Centennial High School
    • Champaign Central High School
  • Chicago
    • Crane Medical Prep High School
    • Lane Tech College Prep High School
    • Lindblom Math and Science Academy
    • Marist High School, Chicago
    • Phoenix Military Academy
    • Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy
    • Victoria Soto High School
  • Collinsville — Collinsville High School
  • Country Club Hills — Hillcrest High School
  • Cowden — Cowden-Herrick Senior High School
  • Crystal Lake — Crystal Lake South High School
  • Deerfield — Deerfield High School
  • Des Plaines — Maine West High School
  • Downers Grove — Downers Grove North High School
  • East Moline — United Township High School
  • East Peoria — East Peoria Community High School
  • East St. Louis — East St. Louis Senior High School
  • Edinburg — Edinburg High School
  • Elgin — Larkin High School
  • Eureka — Eureka High School
  • Gillespie — Gillespie High School
  • Hamilton — Hamilton High School
  • Herscher — Herscher High School
  • Highland — Highland High School
  • Highland Park — Highland Park High School
  • Hoopeston — Hoopeston Area High School
  • Kansas — Kansas High School
  • Kewanee — Kewanee High School
  • Lake Villa — Lakes Community High School
  • Lincoln — Lincoln Community High School
  • Litchfield — Litchfield High School
  • Lockport — Lockport Township High School
  • Lombard — Glenbard East High School
  • Mackinaw — Dee Mack High School
  • Mahomet — Mahomet-Seymour High School
  • Maple Park — Kaneland High School
  • Mascoutah — Mascoutah High School
  • Minooka — Minooka Community High School
  • Morrison — Morrison High School
  • Naperville — Neuqua Valley High School
  • Olney — Richland County High School
  • Ottawa — Ottawa Township High School
  • Park Ridge
    • Maine East High School
    • Rich East High School
  • Plainfield — Plainfield North High School
  • Plano — Plano High School
  • Pleasant Plains — Pleasant Plains High School
  • Petersburg — PORTA High School
  • Princeton — Princeton High School
  • Princeville — Princeville High School
  • Riverton — Riverton High School
  • Rockford
    • Auburn High School
    • Jefferson High School
    • Rockford East High School
  • Seneca — Seneca High School
  • South Holland — Thornwood High School
  • Springfield — Springfield High School
  • Staunton — Staunton High School
  • Stillman Valley — Stillman Valley High School
  • Streamwood — Streamwood High School
  • Streator — Streator Township High School
  • Summit — Argo Community High School
  • Sycamore — Sycamore High School
  • Tinley Park — Andrew High School
  • Vernon Hills — Vernon Hills High School
  • Washington — Washington Community High School
  • West Chicago — West Chicago Community High School
  • Wheaton
    • Wheaton North High School
    • Wheaton Warrenville South High School
  • Williamsville — Williamsville High School
  • Woodstock
    • Woodstock High School
    • Woodstock North High School
  • Yorkville — Yorkville High School
  • Zion — Zion-Benton High School

Elementary School Recipients

  • Addison — St. Philip the Apostle School
  • Barry — Western Elementary School
  • Buffalo Grove — Buffalo Grove Park District
  • Carol Stream — Western Trails Elementary School
  • Channahon — Three Rivers School
  • Chicago
    • Goudy Technology Academy
    • Hibbard Elementary School
    • Reilly Elementary School
  • Glenview — Avoca West School
  • East St. Louis — Dr. Katie Harper Wright Elementary School
  • Elgin — Central Middle School
  • Elmwood Park — Elmwood Elementary School
  • Justice — Brodnicki Elementary School
  • Northbrook — Westmoor Elementary School

Police Department Recipients

  • Aurora
  • Bannockburn
  • Bensenville
  • Carol Stream
  • Deerfield
  • Highland Park
  • La Grange
  • Morris
  • Murphysboro
  • Orland Park
  • Palos Park
  • Shorewood
  • Warrenville
  • Washington
  • West Chicago