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Sabal Palm Elementary to begin educational bike path construction in August

Posted at 6:27 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 18:27:25-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Sabal Palm Elementary School students will get hands-on experience learning bike safety when they return to school.

Through a partnership with KCCI, the school is building an educational bike path.

The track teaches children how to safely ride their bikes and includes lanes, stop signs, and even pedestrian crossings.

The principal says they're excited to bring the useful life skill to the students in such a hands-on way.

"We have a lot of students who walk to school, some rides their bikes to school," said Anicia Robinson, the principal at Sabal Palm Elementary. "They may ride their bikes through the neighborhood. We do a bike safety unit in the PE department but we wanted to make sure the kids have a realistic place to practice on campus."

The school plans to build another, larger track for older students that will include other safety protocols.

Construction on it is expected to start in August.