News

June 21, 2018
Shortly after Salem City Council’s approval of the Winter-Maple Plan, the Safe Routes to School National Partnership joined other advocates to take steps toward early implementation of the 2-mile Neighborhood Greenway.
Locations:
June 21, 2018

Funded SRTS projects will be coming to a Portland school near you very soon!

Locations:
Students walking to school
June 8, 2018
ODOT workshops to be held June-August 2018. Learn how to apply for the new ODOT Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Grant Program funds. Take our survey to find out more about Technical Assistance for this grant cycle.
May 29, 2018

Join Safe Routes to School practitioners and other interested parties in Salem, OR, this June 25. Learn about new funding streams, best practices, share lunch with old and new friends and take home new tools to get the kids in your neighborhood walking and biking! Get inspired and find resources for Safe Routes to School work in Oregon.

Students loading transit
May 22, 2018
Youth Pass – typically a free or heavily subsidized transit pass for high school students – is a smart extension of any city's successful Safe Routes to School work, which focuses traffic safety education on elementary students. For high school students, Youth Pass is the logical next step to helping reduce congestion and reliance on vehicles, provides independent travel options, and builds future transit riders.
Oregon State Seal
May 9, 2018
During the month of May, you have the opportunity to help shape Oregon's new Safe Routes to School program. Read our comment letter.
April 26, 2018

This May, Clark County Commissioners will begin the process to consider a Complete Streets Ordinance, which originated with the county’s Aging Readiness Task Force that looked into how well the county is prepared to support its older residents.

Locations:
April 24, 2018
The Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles held its first meeting in Salem on April 18th. Between now and September 15th, the task force will need to create a recommended framework for autonomous vehicle policy in Oregon, which is not currently addressed in state law.
Locations:
April 17, 2018
In April, the RAC confirmed the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), which will now go to the Secretary of State so that it can be ready for public comment on May 1, 2018. There will be a public hearing on May 15 in Salem. Additionally, the committee provided initial guidance for the first funding allocation, application timeline, and focus areas for the grant funding.
Locations:
April 10, 2018
Last night the Salem City Council approved the Winter-Maple Neighborhood Greenway - the first family-friendly bikeway in the City of Salem! The 2.5-mile route passes near and directly by several schools where, currently, students do not have access to safe routes to walk, bike or roll to school. The Winter-Maple Neighborhood Greenway will transform the area and provide these new opportunities to students and people of all ages. Together with the Director of the Oregon School for the Deaf (OSD) and OSD students, we were successful in advocating for the inclusion of both speed humps and a reduced speed limit to 20 mph near the OSD Campus, which was not included in previous drafts of the plan.
Locations: