June 5, 2019

The Safe Routes Partnership supports the Central Lane, Salem-Keizer and Portland Metro regions to improve health and advance active transportation. These areas are experiencing significant air quality issues as a result of diesel emissions, and those most at-risk to air pollution include children, the elderly, those with chronic health problems, people of color, and people of lower socioeconomic levels. We believe that everyone deserves to have what they need to thrive, including clean air.

January 23, 2019

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund (STIF) is a new dedicated source of funding for expanding public transportation service in Oregon. (Read our earlier coverage of STIF & activity in the Salem-area). Eighteen of the forty-two eligible transit providers in Oregon have submitted applications for the first STIF review cycle, which started in November 2018.

January 22, 2019

Following a competitive call for projects, last week the Oregon Transportation Commission approved a list of 24 recommended Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure grants. These projects will invest more than $15 million across the state to create safer ways for students to get to and from schools via walking and rolling.

January 11, 2019
What is clearer than ever is that reducing climate emissions by moving away from a carbon-based economy is essential and urgent. Transportation is one area that has a lot of potential.
November 7, 2018
Updated: Oregon applications now due 1/9/19. Special opportunity for organizations, agencies, and communities in Oregon: With funding from the Oregon Health Authority, one rural, suburban, or urban community in Oregon will be funded, in addition to the ten Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities grantees.
October 25, 2018

Walk audits are a great tool in creating communities where residents can participate in making their vision of healthy, safe, walkable streets real.

In a walk audit, community members go for a walk together, noting what makes their streets feel comfortable for walking and what’s missing. But what to do with this information? In this webinar, we'll hear from community partners in Oregon & Washington who have completed walk audits, and explore next steps for turning their vision into reality. Join us on November 15 at 10am PT/1pm ET.

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October 24, 2018
Are you ready for increased funding dedicated to Safe Routes to School in Oregon? It is coming in 2019! Below are two great upcoming opportunities for making your community safer for students and others who walk and roll (or want to). Stay tuned for more information coming soon about how to get your school, district, city, or county ready to apply for these SRTS program funds.
October 24, 2018
The Oregon Legislature passed a transportation package in 2017, which dedicated $10 million per year in funding for street safety fixes within a mile of schools, increasing to $15 million per year in 2023. The ODOT Safe Routes to School Competitive Infrastructure Grant Program runs in two-year cycles with the first round of funds awarded in 2019.
August 28, 2018

The Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments (MWVCOG) and Lane Council of Governments (LCOG) are preparing possible policy agendas for the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session. The Policy Committee for the Salem-Keizer Active Transportation Study (SKATS), also the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the area, met today to discuss next steps for the Mid-Willamette Valley region.

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.