Communications Coordinator, Harlem Hospital Injury Prevention Program
Mr. Landon Wickham, Jr. is the Director of the New York Cyclist/Urban Youth Bike Corps Project. He brought together his interest in cycling, youth development, and community work in 1989 as a volunteer with the Harlem Hospital Injury Prevention Program, the organization which would eventually develop into the Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Harlem. Soon after his involvement, he proposed opening an earned income program, the Urban Youth Bike Project. Its a program that educates and trains young people while promoting cycling and bicycle safety. The project has a mentoring component where young people work in a bike shop and on the safety program with Mr. Wickham. Together they offer cycling opportunities in and out of urban areas. Mr. Wickham also offers and participates in bike safety rodeos. His efforts with the Harlem Hospital Injury Prevention Program and the Injury Free Coalition for Kids turned bicycle helmet awareness into state law. In addiiton to his work with bicycle safeyt, he also works with motor vehicle safety. He is a level three certified child passenger safety seat installation technician and he opened New York City's first Child Passenger Safety Seat Inspection Station. It is located inside the Urban Youth Bike Project, the coalitions community bike shop and store.
Harlem Hospital Injury Prevention Program
506 Lenox Avenue, Suite 17-103
New York, NY 10037