February 7, 2018

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is pleased to announce that Kaiser Permanente is awarding a two-year grant of $1.26 million to advance Safe Routes to School initiatives and policy nationwide and in specific regions.

January 25, 2018

In the spring of 2017, House Bill 2017 passed in the Oregon State Legislature, dedicating $10 million annually for Safe Routes to School infrastructure, increasing to $15 million annually in 2023.

November 28, 2017

UPDATED: Applications Due: Friday, December 15, 2017 COB

Join the Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) and use your professional talents and personal passion for advancing safe walking and bicycling to and from schools and in daily life, to improve health outcomes and create equitable, livable, sustainable communities for all.

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November 27, 2017

The Oregon Legislature's state transportation funding plan invests in cleaner, healthier transportation options for Oregonians, including ongoing dedicated funding for Safe Routes to School. Since the passage of HB 2017 last July, the Oregon Transportation Commission and Oregon Department of Transportation have been busy getting ready to invest this new transportation revenue, including improvements to how Safe Routes to School funding is spent in Oregon.

October 13, 2017
This guide highlights the health benefits of Safe Routes to School initiatives for schools and school communities, provides examples of how active school travel fits with current school priorities, and outlines the roles that school administrators, health practitioners, and interested family and community members can take.
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July 10, 2017

We’re beyond pleased to announce that the 2017 Oregon Legislature passed a state transportation funding plan that invests in a cleaner, healthier transportation system to provide safer options for Oregonians, however they travel. We applaud our Oregon leaders for making adjustments to the bill that allowed the Legislature to approve it and move Oregon forward with a transportation plan that will create more affordable and healthy travel options for Oregonians across the state.

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June 5, 2017

Last week, the Oregon Legislature released the long-awaited transportation package in bill form, as House Bill (HB) 2017 (note: 298 pages!). We are pleased to see the Oregon Legislature dedicate funding in HB 2017 to ensure more youth in Oregon can safely walk and roll to school.

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September 22, 2016

Public transportation connects many communities in Oregon, provides options for travelers, and often serves as the only way for people to get where they need to go. The Oregon Public Transportation Plan (OPTP) will provide a statewide vision and policy foundation for decisions about public transportation in and between Oregon communities. This plan will not identify projects or local investments, but it will set priorities and policies to guide future decisions and investments by state and local agencies.

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September 8, 2016

Youth and older adults have similar needs when it comes to navigating our streets on foot. Whether a second grader is walking to school, their grandfather is walking to the corner store with their shopping trolley, or their aunt is walking to the park to socialize – we need accessible destinations, continuous paths, and safe crossings.

But what does an inter-generational safe street look like? Here’s your chance to show us.

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August 30, 2016

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is shocked and saddened by the news that, across the nation, traffic crash injuries and fatalities are up significantly this year. By disturbing comparison, in the first half of 2016, the number of people killed by traffic crashes in the US equals