Butte County Public Health Awarded $40,000 Bike Safety Grant

Butte County Public Health is creating a new boost for public safety after being awarded a $40,000 grant for bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Posted: Oct. 18, 2018 2:20 PM
Updated: Oct. 18, 2018 2:25 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Public Health is creating a new boost for public safety after being awarded a $40,000 grant for bicycle and pedestrian safety. 

Butte County tripled the national average in accidents in 2016. The money from this grant will go toward activities that can change that by promoting bicycle and pedestrian safety. 

"We would also love to improve infrastructure," said Jodi Putnam, health education specialist for Butte County Public Health. "We know that some of these crashes happen because the infrastructure's not there. There's no way to safely use certain intersections. So we are working a lot with Public Works and the different cities throughout the county to help add infrastructure." 

Putnam also said that they are finding most accidents are happening due to pedestrians and bicyclists not knowing the rules of the road. 

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