East Windsor Mayor Janice S. Mironov, joined by township police officers, proclaimed May 2022 National Bike Month and kicked off the Use Your Head safety initiative whereby bicycle helmets are distributed to residents under 16 at no cost.
The proclamation states: “We all recognize that bicycling is an effective means of transportation, an excellent form of recreation, a tool for fitness and promoting a healthy lifestyle, and a means for promoting a cleaner environment.
“East Windsor reaffirms our goal to promote the safe use of the bicycle, and to develop and expand programs to improve New Jersey’s bicycling environment and opportunities for bicycling. With an abundance of parks, trails and green spaces, East Windsor is the ideal place to enjoy biking individually or with family or friends.”
Three bicycle helmet giveaway sessions were held.
The township then will implement Phase 2 of this bicycle safety initiative from June 1 through July 31, during which Mironov and council members and township police officers will distribute form “summonses” to young people, recognizing children wearing helmets and asking them to sign a pledge “to use a safety helmet when using a bicycle, skateboard or rollerblades.”
This step will enable them to be entered in a drawing for prizes, which will take place on Aug. 2 at the National Night Out.