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Safe Routes to School (SRTS)
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ODOT SRTS Coordinator
Oregon Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to (SRTS) School Coordinator is Julie A. Yip.  You may contact her at 503-986-4196 or email her at Julie.A.Yip@odot.state.or.us.
 
You may also wish to visit the ODOT-TSD Safe Routes to School page at:  http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/saferoutes.shtml
 

Guide to School Area Safety
Guide to School Area Safety (pdf)

Federal Highway Administration - Safe Routes to School
FHWA Safe Routes to School Website

National & State Legislation
 
Several statues, State and Federal, address Safe Routes to School.
 
ORS 195.115was passed by the state legislature in 2003 (see text below). It requires local governments to identify barriers to bicycling and walking to schools in their jurisdiction. No funding was provided. The statute reads,
 
“ORS 195.115 Reducing barriers for pedestrian and bicycle access to schools. City and county governing bodies shall work with school district personnel to identify barriers and hazards to children walking or bicycling to and from school. The cities, counties and districts may develop a plan for funding of improvements to reduce barriers and hazards identified. [2001 c.940 1]
 
Note: 195.115 was enacted into law by the {2003} Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS Chapter 195 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.”

 
H.R.3 is called SAFETEA-LU and is the Federal Transportation funding package passed by Congress in 2005. It has a funded provision for establishment of a national and state based Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS or SR2S).
 
Funding is allocated based on the number of K-8 students in the state. The ODOT Transportation Safety Division (TSD) will administer the program in Oregon. ODOT TSD estimates funding will be approximately $1 million per year for 5 years. The full text of the legislation passed by congress can be accessed via the web link below:

H.R.3 – SAFETEA-LU – Subtitle D – Highway Safety, Section 1404 - Safe Routes to School (Federal – enacted in 2005)
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/safetealu/factsheets/saferoutes.htm
 
ORS 2745 was enacted by the 2005 State Legislature, establishing a State Safe Routes to School Program, to be coordinated with SAFETEA-LU. No funding was provided by this legislation, though it addresses possible options for the Federal monies. The full Statute can be access via the web link below: 
  
 ORS 2742 – Safe Routes to School Funding (State) {Enacted in 2005}