Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Delaware's BEST: September Update

The B.E.S.T. (Bringing Education and Safety Together) Group was started last year because people from various organizations wanted to share information and accelerate efforts on active transportation being pursued in Delaware. In addition to networking, we have been developing a curriculum that supports Delaware State Standards for Physical Education.
There are six Physical Education Standards for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12.  The following is from a draft version of our Lifetime Fitness Program Outline and addresses motor skills and movement patterns (Standard 1):
  • Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Decision-making – when to run, walk, stop, start (pedestrians)
  • Grades 3-5: On-bike Skills – start, stop, adjust speed
  • Grades 6-8: Pre-driving Skills – travel on right, respond to traffic signs/signals (on bicycles)
  • Grades 9-12: Life Long Health – slow race, relay race, sprint, distance/endurance  (on bicycles)
If you would like to become a part of this effort, please contact Ceci & John McCormick at

BEST Vision Statement: Promote bicycling, walking, and public transportation in a way that engages the talents, energies and influence of the various advocacy groups and local, county & state resources, so that our collective efforts are aligned and coordinated, and Delaware’s active transportation initiatives are recognized nationally as a model program.

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