On December 10, 2008 The San Francisco Examiner put out a short article emphasizing the importance of keeping children safe on bicycles.
What used to be the job of Municipal Traffic controllers the responsibility has now been handed to the parents of young city riders.
For those of you who want to teach your children to ride in a safe environment I suggest the San Francisco Bicycle Coalitions’ Urban Bike Training or for the youngest ones in your family try out the Freedom from Training Wheels program also run by the SFBC.
If you’d rather stick with it yourself here is a great link to teach you how to teach the kids to ride.
Good luck, have fun and stay safe!