Eugene Safe Routes to School is a community approach to encourage and enable more people to walk and bike to school safely.
We do this through our four major goals and activities:
Goal #1: Develop an SRTS Support Team for Individual Schools’ SRTS Programs
Activity #1: Work with at least one new school every year to start an SRTS committee.
Activity #2: Provide resource assistance for schools in the SRTS program development phase
Activity #3 Provide ongoing resource assistance for schools who have established SRTS programs
Activity #4: Establish a community Walkability and Bikeability Assessment Tool
Activity #5: Establish a resource kit for local SRTS activities and resources.
Activity #6: Establish Eugene SRTS Team Governance.
Goal #2: Implement Developmentally Appropriate Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Curriculum into the 4J/Bethel School Districts (K-8)
Activity #1: Support continuation and expansion of BTA or similar bike education programs that meet nationally recognized standards.
Activity #2: Work to train all district physical education teachers or other designated teachers in bike/pedestrian safety education methods.
Goal #3: Develop Safe Routes to Schools Media/Event Network
Activity #1: Increase the number of schools that participate in International Walk to School Days.
Activity #2: Increase the number of schools that participate in a Spring School Bike and Walk Promotion Event
Activity #3: Designate a member of the Team as a media contact and provide informational resources to that member and the media.
Goal #4: Establish policies that support the development of more safe walking and bicycling to K-8 schools.
Activity #1: Develop model policies on school siting and policy as they affect Safe Routes to School.
Activity # 2: Work with the City of Eugene and the Eugene 4J and Bethel school districts to adopt a school siting planning process that develops and implements safe walking and bicycling to school plans for new and existing schools.
Activity #3 Inform and influence policies that support students’ ability to take safe bicycle and pedestrian routes to school.