Plus: You Can Teach Drivers to Be Better Drivers
May 2, 2018
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
1,000,000 Rides and Counting
The volunteer drivers and small staff of the nonprofit ITN America (officially the Independent Transportation Network of America) are about to give their millionth ride to an older or vision-impaired person who can’t drive.
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Help Create Safer Drivers
One way to help people safely get where they’re going is to teach current drivers how to be smarter and better drivers overall. The AARP Driver Safety course is taught by volunteer instructors in communities nationwide. (Rose, pictured, teaches in Maryland.)
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Bicycle Riding 101
— Knowing how to safely ride a bike provides a lifelong means of getting around. Yet, bicycling is not a skill taught in school, and for many city kids or children whose parents don’t know how to ride a bike, it can be a lesson that’s never learned. Some school-based P.E. programs are giving a cycling curriculum a spin.
San Francisco Examiner
— Just getting started on the walking path? The webinar
From 8 to 80: Creating Livable Communities for All Ages
is designed for advocates newly engaged with all things livable. Register for the May 9 webinar (2 to 3 pm, ET).
Look! There’s a Squirrel!
— A car columnist learns that cell phones aren’t the biggest culprits of distracted driving.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May we remind you: Applications for the
2018 AARP Community Challenge
are due by May 16 Session proposals for the
2018 AARP Livable Communities National Conference
are due by May 31
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