Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jane Goodall Environmental School gets Covered Bike Parking

(Photo courtesy of JGEMS Parents Club)
The spring, over at the Oregon School for the Deaf, the Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School Parent Club put in what might be Salem's first covered bike parking at a school!

The Club described it as part of a  "Bike-to-School: Healthy Planet & Students" project, which "aimed to encourage students to live healthy lives, while also significantly contributing to the health of our planet."

Members say that
Project components included
  • The installation of a new, attractive, and effective site for bike parking on the shared Oregon School for the Deaf/JGEMS campus.
  • A ‘helmet safety’ presentation for all JGEMS students.
  • A two-session bike education course (taught by a League of American Bicyclists certified instructor) for interested JGEMS parents, faculty, and students.
A variety of local business generously contributed to make this program possible.
  • Oregon School for the Deaf
  • Gelco Construction: Installation and finishing of a new concrete pad.
  • Salem Tent and Awning: Awning supplies and installation.
  • The Salem Bicycle Club: Additional donation for awning supplies.
  • Saffron Supply: Bike rack construction materials.
  • Evolution Auto: Bike rack construction and installation.
  • Mid-Valley Metal Works: Powder coating of bike rack.
  • LAB certified instructor Gary Obery: Student bike-education classes.
  • Salem Hospital RN Kelly Owen: Injury prevention presentation.
  • The Little Cannoli Bakery, The Broadway Coffeehouse, Capitol City Theater, Northern Lights Theater & Pub, Frozation Nation, Exit Real World, Cherriots, Big 5 Sports and CashNCarry: Student participant prizes and giveaways.
Nicely done!

Thanks too to all the businesses that supported the JGEMS Parents Club and students.

1 comment:

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

forgot to add a photo credit! it's there now