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Plus: You Can Teach Drivers to Be Better Drivers
May 2, 2018  
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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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Livability News & Notes
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. Source: San Francisco Examiner ►
Walkability 101 — 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). Source: America Walks ►
Look! There’s a Squirrel! — A car columnist learns that cell phones aren’t the biggest culprits of distracted driving. Source: 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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