Support for Starting a Safe Routes to School Programs

Here are two ways to help start a Safe Routes to School program at your school!

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Action Plan Mini-Grant
Commute Options offers a $2000 grant and technical assistance for new schools to complete an Action Plan. The Oregon SRTS Program recommends completing an Action Plan, which is an extremely useful tool that continues to be a requirement in the non-infrastructure application process.  Action Plans could be very persuasive evidence of the need for a specific engineering project to enhance the safety of students walking to the school site. Action Plans also help guide the other “E’s” when undertaking a SRTS program.

If you need help getting organized to write an action plan, Commute Options can help you!

Train the Coordinator
Already have an action plan? This free training is for educators and coordinators within a school, district or community who want to create fun, convenient and safe opportunities for children to walk and bike to and from school.  You will learn about Safe Routes for Kids/Neighborhood Navigators Curriculum, evaluation techniques and tools, how to organize and lead Bike Trains and Walking School Buses and much more! Each team who completes training gets $2,000 to get their program rolling!

The structure of this 1.5-day workshop will be a series of presentations and small group activities designed to engage all participants and gain knowledge and skills to take back to your community.

For more information contact Brian Potwin.