Getting Up to Speed
The Eugene Springfield Safe Routes to School mission is to serve a diverse community of parents, students, and organizations: advocating for and promoting the practice of safe bicycling and walking to and from schools throughout the Eugene Springfield area. More about Eugene Springfield SRTS.
Join the dozens of schools in the Eugene-Springfield area, hundreds around the state, and thousands around the country who are participating in this walking and biking to school event. Some schools are planning large events and some simple ones. No matter what your school is planning you can get into the action by parking that car and getting to school under your own power!
This Saturday join the largest global family bike ride ever….Kidical Massive!! It all started here… now there are dozens of rides happening around the country and it’s time to all hold one giant ride together! There are over 50 rides around the world scheduled for this weekend. Let’s make the Eugene ride the biggest family bike ride ever and show our city, our state, and the country that Eugene families love biking in our town!! Come celebrate family biking, cargo bikes, trailers, little ones biking, and a world changed by more kids biking more often! Meet at Monroe Park on Sept. 19th at 10am and we’ll ride over to the campus area for treats! See the Facebook Event and spread the word.
Eugene-Springfield SRTS will have a traffic garden course set-up at Adams Elementary and there are some other really fun activities planned around the neighborhood as well: Alaffia Bike Drive at Friendly Street Market, GEARs, Bike Friday, Arriving By Bike™ and Eugene Electric Bicycles, LLC at the Friendly Park Bike Expo.
Free Seeds and garden tours at Common Ground Garden and Smarttrips: Eugene, Centro Latino Americano, ToolBox Project, Eugene Timbers Fútbol Club,Dave Nourie BMX Freestyle show and more at Adams Elementary School.
Please Welcome Springfield School District’s New Safe Routes to School Coordinator
Matthew Fisher was recently hired as the Springfield School District’s next Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Coordinator. Matthew takes the place of Emma Newman, who recently moved on to a planning position with the City of Springfield Planning Department. Previously, Matthew has worked in various government agencies, most recently at the University of Oregon Police Department, in a role supporting its transition from a public safety agency to a full-fledged police force.
Matthew looks forward to working with Guy Lee Elementary School, Centennial Elementary School, and Briggs Middle School as they move into the evaluation stages of their SRTS action plans. Beginning in October, Matthew will meet with the principals of Two Rivers-Dos Rios Elementary School, Riverbend Elementary School, Mt. Vernon Elementary School, and Thurston Middle School to initiate the action plan development process. If you are interested in learning more about Safe Routes to School or in volunteering, please contact Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer is wrapping up soon but we won’t let that stop us from enjoying some great family friendly events!
Kidical MASSIVE; the largest global family bike ride ever!
September 19, 10am, Monroe Park
It all started here in Eugene… now there are dozens of Kidical Mass rides happening around the country. It’s time to all hold one giant ride together! There our already over 30 rides registered around the country. Let’s make the Eugene ride the biggest one ever and show our city, our state, and the country that Eugene families love biking in our town!!
Come celebrate family biking, cargo bikes, trailers, little ones biking, and a world changed by more kids biking more often! Massive ride, treasures, surprises, and maybe a pirate or two. Join the Facebook Event and spread the word!
Learn to Ride Clinic & Traffic Garden at Eugene Sunday Streets (Friendly)
September 20, 12-4pm, Friendly Park
Walk+Bike to School Day is Wednesday October 7th. Make sure your school is registered!!
Are you prepared in the event of a disaster? How could your bike help you and your family out in disaster? What is the potential of the bicycle for preparedness? Come to the Eugene Disaster Relief Trials on Saturday, October 17th to find out!
Some of the event attractions include a “Fiets of Parenthood” bicycle obstacle course (to be completed by parents and children teams), food vendors, beer garden, pedal powered music, fire trucks, Smokey the Bear, cargo bike viewing, fundraising raffle and emergency preparedness information.
You can even register to compete for the race in the Family Class !! Ride 10 miles with some basic emergency supplies and complete some fun simulation tasks; with your kid(s) on board your bike!