March 26, 2014

Nearly a quarter of Washington state eighth graders are overweight or obese and 14% of morning traffic is school-related… but both of these problems are being addressed through the Safe Routes to School program that has funded 136 projects in the past ten years! Check out this two-page infographic from Washington State DOT on the problems, opportunities, benefits, and success of Safe Routes to School programs in that state:

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February 14, 2014

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division (OHA-PHD) established a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in late 2013, where both agree to “communicate, coordinate and collaborate on activities that support their mutual goal to improve the link between public health and transportation policies and programs in Oregon.”

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