Bicycle Safety Education As an certified League Cycling Instructor, Cynthia has conducted over 250 hours of bicycle safety instruction since 2011. Classes range from bicycle rodeos for children to League Cycling Instructor Seminars to group bicycle tours. Course work includes in-classroom instruction to on-bike skills training including on-street practice. Recent classes include:
Kenwood Elementary Bicycle Rodeo, Champaign, IL - May 11, 2018
University of Illinois Wellness Bicycle Rodeo, Champaign, IL- May 5, 2018
Traffic Skills 101, Bloomington, IL - April 14, 2018
Market at the Square Bike Rodeo, Urbana, IL - October 7, 2017
Beginner’s Bicycle Class, Urbana, IL - August 12, 2017
Let’s Get Rolling Earn-A-Bike Youth, Champaign-Urbana Don Moyer’s Boys & Girls Club – July 11-12, 2017
Traffic Skills 101 On Bike Class, Urbana, IL – May 27, 2017
Spring Fling Bike Rodeo, Champaign, IL – May 22, 2017
Youth Instructor Training Workshop, Urbana, IL – October 15, 2016
Iowa City Bicycle Master Plan, Iowa The Iowa City Bicycle Master Plan envisions Iowa City as a community where people of all ages and abilities have access to a comfortable, safe, and connected network of bicycle facilities, and where bicycling is an integral part of daily life and culture, creating affordable access to recreation, jobs, schools, and other essential activities. Cynthia served as the project manager, on behalf of Alta Planning + Design, for this this ten month project. The final draft of the Iowa City Bicycle Master Plan was adopted by the Iowa City City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.
Elgin-O’Hare Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, IL The Elgin-O’Hare Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will improve multimodal access along and across the new Elgin-O’Hare Expressway. Ten communities, two counties, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and numerous other agencies are planning solutions to improve on-street and off-street transportation options across the 70-square-mile area, including improved access to Metra train stations and Pace bus stops. Cynthia served as the project manager for Alta Planning + Design.
Street Safety Education Initiative, Wichita, KS Cynthia served as the Project Manager, for Alta Planning + Design, to develop a safety campaign and training that educated road users about safe travel related to bicycle and motor vehicle interactions. The team prepared a street safety outreach strategy and marketing plan, developed course material for the Wichita Police Department to educate officers about required and recommended behaviors for all roadway users, and provided training for Wichita residents to become League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors (LCI).