Raw footage shot for the TV program Chicago Slices. This tape features a bicycle instruction center in Elk Grove, Illinois.
00:00Copy video clip URL Footage of autumn trees in the sunlight in Elk Grove Township.
03:15Copy video clip URL Ann Tartol, the director of the Bicycle Safety Program, talks about the facilities at the instruction center. It is set up to look like a neighborhood complete with traffic lights, other drivers, and street signs. There are also obstacles to keep kids paying attention. The purpose of this instructional center is to cut down on the injuries and deaths to young cyclists. They teach children ages 6-12. She talks about some of the risks and dangers that come along with suburban bike-riding. Then she talks about the way the bicycle instruction center came about, in terms of funding and construction.
19:40Copy video clip URL Ann explains some important tips to the group of children before they begin using the facility’s mock neighborhood setup.
27:00Copy video clip URL The kids start biking around the “streets,” making sure to obey traffic rules and avoid dangerous obstacles.
1:02:42Copy video clip URL End of tape.