BY BRIANNA KNIBBS
A free bike helmet giveaway will be held on April 29 in Fresh Meadows.
The city’s Department of Transportation is co-sponsoring the event at the Farm Playground, which is located next to PS 26. The distribution of helmets will run from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A parent or guardian must sign a waiver if their child is under the age of 18. If the child is 18 or older, they must sign the waiver themselves.
The event is part of the Department of Transportation’s Vision Zero street safety program, which has a goal of decreasing the number of traffic deaths in all five boroughs by 2024.
The DOT will conduct proper fittings and giveaways during the event.
The giveaway will be held in the gymnasium of PS 26, located at 195-02 69th Ave.
The event is co-sponsored by Councilman Barry Grodenchik (D-Oakland Gardens), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows), U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and Safe Kids NYC.
For more information about the giveaway, visit http://www1.nyc.gov/events/free-helmet-fitting-and-distribution-event/175302/1