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Safe Routes to School Education and Outreach

The goal of the Safe Routes to School program is to make it safer for students to walk and bike to school and to encourage more walking and biking where safety is not a barrier.

 

The public call for Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure projects for the grant years of 2020-2022 closed on May 31, 2019. ODOT received 28 applications for the Safe Routes to School Non-Infrastructure Program totaling over $4.4 million in funding requests. The amount available for allocation is $2.3 million. ODOT staff reviewed, scored and ranked applications based on principles determined by the Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee (SRAC) and concurred with by the Oregon Traffic Safety Committee (OTSC). These principals where Safety, Equity, Communication, Collaboration and Coordination.
 
On July 9th, 2019, the SRAC convened to review all Non-Infrastructure applications along with the ODOT staff’s scoring and made an informed recommendation to the Transportation Safety Division for awards. The proposed list of eleven Non-Infrastructure projects for 2020-2022 was presented to the  OTSC for approval on August 14th. 

List of Funded Projects for 2020-2022
 

Program FAQ​

For more information, please see the ODOT News Release 

​Complete the Oregon Action Plan Template
An approved Action Plan must be received for every K-8 that is affected by the project proposal at the time of application. The Plan initiates evaluation and community involvement activities that prepare the school to seek SRTS project funds through the state program, or to implement SRTS projects and activities with other funding sources.

Oregon SRTS Travel Action Plan Guidance 2019
Student Tally Sheet
Parent Survey Form - English
Parent Survey Form - Spanish

Student Hand Tally and Parent Survey Forms
The National Center for Safe Routes to School Clearinghouse is the source for the forms. If you cannot download the forms from this webpage, the hand tally, parent survey, form instructions and data tools descriptions are available at saferoutesinfo or under NCSRTS Resources (Evaluation) topic. The returned tally forms and survey forms may be entered directly online at saferoutesdata.org or you may opt to mail in your surveys to the National SRTS Clearinghouse. For more information, visit the NCSRTS Resources (Evaluation) topic.

Recommendations developed from the Action Plan will range from infrastructure improvements to programmatic actions (education, encouragement and enforcement). The SRTS Program highly encourages infrastructure project applicants to also consider non-infrastructure (education, enforcement and evaluation components.

Oregon Safe Routes to School supports the ODOT Safe Routes to School program and is funded through a grant. The website is a statewide approach to providing SRTS information with specific resources and stories from Oregon Communities.

ODOT Funded Safe Routes to School Projects​ site will track funded Safe Routes to Schools Infrastructure and Non-Infrastruture projects.

Safe Routes to School Applicant Resource Tool​

Say What You See - Is a new Safe Routes To School :30 TV PSA: Back to school time means more children and more cars on the road. This spot produced by Oregon Department of Transportation tells you how to play a game where everyone wins - children walking and biking to school, pedestrians, bicyclists, and all Oregonians — even Bigfoot!

​Let's Ride the School Bus - A tool for parents, teachers and school bus drivers. The video is a collaborative effort by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Safe Routes to School; the Oregon Department of Education, Pupil Transportation; and Commute Options.

Beacon Buddies Get a Brake - Funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Safe Routes to School and the U.S. DOT, this video demonstrates how rectangular, rapid flashing beacons work at a crosswalk.

Say What You See Campaign

Infographic​ - Digital format only

Banners
 
Billboard/Bumper Stickers
 

Brochure

Slow Down in School Zones - Stock #330024
 
Coloring Sheet

Walking Safety​ - Digital format only
 
Posters
 
A Pathway to Safety - Game Theme - Digital format only
A Pathway to Safety - Map Theme - Digital format only
 
Social Media
 
School's In Watch Out for Kids 1 - Spanish - Digital format only
 

​Whether it's an entire community event or parents meeting at a park to walk with their kids, participating in this event shows the many benefits of walking or biking to school.

Below are some materials you can use to promote walking and biking in your community.

Poster

Look Out for Kids

Audio

Rise and Shine

For more information and to find out who is participating in Oregon, visit the Walk+Bike website.

 

Heidi Manlove
Program Manager
503-986-4196

Transportation Safety Division
ODOT-TLC Building, MS 3
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302-1142

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