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
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.
September 20, 2018

This fall, WSDOT will remove traffic lights on SR 500 at Northeast Falk Road/Northeast 42nd Avenue and Northeast 54th Avenue/Northeast Stapleton Road in Vancouver, and install a barrier in the middle of the highway, to address safety and crash concerns for vehicles. We applaud that these changes are predicted to reduce the number of collisions at or near the intersections by up to 70 percent.

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September 20, 2018

Westside Mobility Strategy Bikeway Concepts

The Westside Bike Mobility Project continues the work of the Westside Mobility Strategy and the City’s Complete Streets Program to further evaluate and refine plans for 2-3 north-south bike connections (from the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail to the north to the Columbia River Renaissance Trail to the south).

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July 31, 2018

Updated 8-24-18: Read our letter in support of the East McGloughlin Safety Project

The City of Vancouver is working to make a safe east-west route on McLoughlin Blvd between Reserve and Brandt that accommodates all levels of cyclists including children. The proposal includes improving pedestrian crosswalks at intersections and creating buffered bike lanes. This project will foster overall system connectivity, and address a major gap in the City's Complete Streets Network.

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Metro draft 2018 RTP Cover
July 25, 2018
The greater Portland area’s regional planning body, Metro, is in the process of updating the region’s Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), which is a blueprint to guide investments for all forms of travel – motor vehicle, transit, bicycle and walking – and the movement of goods and freight throughout the Portland metropolitan region. The Public Comment period is open now through August 13.
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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.
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June 21, 2018

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

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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.

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.
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