News Release

Celebrating Summer with Bicycle Safety Festival and Summer Reading
Posted: 5/31/2019 3:00 PM
 


Lafayette Parish Launches Bike Safety Week (June 1-8)

Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG), in partnership with Broussard & David, and BikeLafayette, is partnering to host the fourth annual Bicycle Safety Festival in conjunction with Lafayette Public Library’s Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration. Both events are happening tomorrow, Saturday, June 1. 

This weekend’s festivities also kick off “Bike Safety Week” a parish-wide campaign for motorists and cyclists to keep safety top of mind while sharing the road. This safety initiative was created through the joint efforts of LCG, Acadiana Planning Commission (APC) and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). 

According to Ashley Moran, a planner at Acadiana Planning Commission, “The goal of Bike Safety Week is to raise awareness for best practices for cyclists’ safety. For cyclists that means riding with traffic and obeying traffic controls. For motorists, watching for cyclists when turning and giving cyclists space - at least three feet! The more information we get to the public, the safer Lafayette will be for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.” 

June 1-8 is to be officially declared “Bike Safety Week” via proclamation from Mayor-President Joel Robideaux. 

This is the second year that the planners of the Bicycle Safety Festival and Summer Reading Kickoff have combined forces for this fun, family-friendly day. Cycling and reading enthusiasts of all ages are invited to participate in the free events. 

• The Fourth Annual Bicycle Safety Festival is from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at Parc Putnam, located at 813 Lafayette St. in Lafayette (across from the Federal Courthouse). For more information on the Bicycle Safety Festival, visit Facebook HERE​

A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration will take place at Parc Putnam and the Main Library, located at 301 W. Congress from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. For details about the Summer Reading Program and Kickoff, visit LafayettePublicLibrary.org/summer or call 261-5779 or 981-1028.

More information on Bike Safety Week can be found at www.lafayettela.gov/BicycleSafety