Penn Division of Public Safety Kicks Off ‘Share The Road’ Bicycle Safety Campaign

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820September 21, 2011

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety, in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Transportation and Utilities, will kick off the annual “Share the Road” bicycle safety campaign on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. in front of the Penn Bookstore, 36th and Walnut streets, concluding with a press conference at noon.

The “Share the Road” campaign educates bicyclists and motorists about local laws and basic safety practices.

The event features members of the Center City Police District, the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia, Neighborhood Bike Works, Penn’s Medical Emergency Response Team, the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly and the Undergraduate Assembly.  Participants will be available to answer questions about bike safety and provide information for pedestrians, motorists and bikers.

In addition, officers from the Penn Police Department will assist people in registering their bicycles with the Division of Public Safety and demonstrate how to properly lock up a bicycle.

“The annual Share the Road campaign is one of the ways we try to engage with members of the community and to share information about safety – both on- and off-campus,” Maureen S. Rush, Penn’s vice president for public safety, said.  “We make it easy for everyone on campus to register their bikes and learn how to be our partners in safety.”

The Division of Public Safety’s “Driving and Cycling Safety on Penn’s Campus” brochure is available at .