Support for Getting Started

Funding

Find state and local funding for SRTS infrastructure projects and non-infrastructure programs:

Safe Routes to School Support Networks

The Oregon Safe Routes to School Network helps create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to walk, bike and roll to and from school. Kids that walk and bike to school are healthier, happier, and often do better in school. Oregon is a special place with diverse cities, rural communities and beautiful landscapes. We all benefit from fostering active transportation for kids. Join us in creating amazing programs in Oregon to get kids, families, teachers and community members walking and biking!
https://www.oregonsaferoutes.org/

The Washington Safe Routes to School Action Network is comprised of parents, city officials, school district administrators, city planners and engineers, and representatives from the department of health, county, regional planning, and state agencies. The network is committed to children safely walking and biking to and from school, to improve the health and well-being of students, and to create more livable and sustainable communities in Washington.

Join us in making Washington's Safe Routes to School Action Network stronger and better than ever! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SRTS-WA

Greater Portland Metro SRTS Framework

Safe Routes to School is a national effort to encourage students and families to walk and bicycle to school, improving transportation safety through targeted infrastructure improvements and enforcement, walking and biking safety education, and encouragement programs. In the Portland region, local cities and school districts have been independently involved in Safe Routes to School efforts for many years. With diminished federal funding for Safe Routes to School, local jurisdictions are increasingly seeking financial assistance for funding Safe Routes to School activities. In 2015, Oregon Metro, the Portland area’s regional metropolitan planning organization, funded the Regional Safe Routes to School Framework through a Regional Travel Options (RTO) grant awarded to the Safe Routes Partnership.

The Regional Safe Routes to School Framework project, produced in collaboration with Alta Planning + Design, collected data about current and historic funding and programming; identified the schools with the greatest need for safety improvements, the greatest potential impact, and equity needs; produced School Area Maps for each school in the Portland Metro region; identified best practices for regional Safe Routes to School programs; and proposed next steps for Metro to support local jurisdictions’ efforts around Safe Routes to School and school transportation.

In June 2016, Metro approved $1.5 million of regional flexible funds to be spent on Safe Routes to School initiatives beginning in 2019.

Download the report on Metro’s website: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/regional-safe-routes-school-framework