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.
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March 30, 2018
SKATS is updating the RTSP, starting with revised goal statements. What are your goals and priorities? Weigh in now!
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March 27, 2018
The National Partnership facilitates regional active transportation networks (ATNs) in several locations with regular meetings. These ATNs serve as an informational hub for community based organizations and public agencies to share information on best practices and upcoming funding competitions, and to engage in increasing active transportation investments and policy. Join us!
February 21, 2018
Additional $5 million in federal funds allows SKATS to update their 2018-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Projects include upgrades for people walking & biking. Join the conversation! Public comments are due February 27, 2018.
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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.

January 25, 2018

From our friends and colleagues at Salem Bike Boulevard Advocates:

After two years of discussions, planning, and community outreach, Salem is one step closer to constructing its first neighborhood greenway.

The final draft of the Winter-Maple Bikeway (WMB) plan has been published on the City of Salem website. Download the plan and see what changes are proposed for the area.

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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.

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July 6, 2017

Through a partnership with AARP-Oregon and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Inter-generational Safe Streets Challenge recipient Just Walk Salem Keizer worked with Stephens Middle School in Salem, Oregon. Here’s their exciting success story. 

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