Safe way of teach­ing road rules to kids

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE new cy­cling ed­u­ca­tion park within the bounds of Gayn­dah Lions Park is al­ready be­ing wel­comed by com­mu­nity mem­bers even be­fore it is fully in­stalled.

Once fin­ished, the park will con­tain a num­ber of scaled down road signs and lines for chil­dren to safely and eas­ily learn some cru­cial road safety lessons.

The first stage was wrapped up in re­cent weeks with the foun­da­tions be­ing in­stalled, and al­ready fam­i­lies have taken their chil­dren to the new and safe space.

Gayn­dah res­i­dents Rus­sell and Lisa Baker took their sons Jimmy and Hamish to the park and said it was nice to have the op­tion for chil­dren still learn­ing the ride a bi­cy­cle.

“Some­times when the older kids are over on the skate park it can be a bit in­tim­i­dat­ing for the boys,” Mrs Baker said.

“I think this is great.” Hamish is just off his train­ing wheels so the park is per­fect for his con­tin­ued learn­ing.

“Rid­ing on the grass is hard be­cause it is slow and rid­ing on this is kind of hard too be­cause of the cor­ners,” Hamish said.

Fur­ther ad­di­tions and up­grades to the Gayn­dah Lions Park are sched­uled in the fu­ture.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

SAFE LEARN­ING: Rus­sell and Lisa Baker with their sons Jimmy and Hamish en­joy­ing a pic­nic and use of the new cy­cling park.

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