Mentorship in Action

Mentorship in Action

This past fall, ODOT SRTS launched the New Coordinator Mentorship Program. This program pairs new coordinators with experienced SRTS mentors, who give them personalized advice and support, and cheer them on as they embark on their first year of Safe Routes activities....
Oregon Celebrates Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day!

Oregon Celebrates Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day!

For the second year in a row, Oregon students celebrated Ruby Bridges Walk+Roll to School Day. Around the state, students donned warm clothes and participated in walk and roll events to commemorate the bravery of Ruby Bridges, who at 6 years old was the first Black...

Let’s get there together: winter travel safety tips

Our days are shorter, darker, and colder – and all Oregonian’s are trying to safely get to where they need to go. Check out these tips to make sure we all have a safe and happy winter, whether you’re a student walking or rolling, or an adult driving. Walking...
New Coordinator Highlight: Beth Schmidt

New Coordinator Highlight: Beth Schmidt

This year, Oregon Safe Routes welcomes many new coordinators. Beth Schmidt recently came on as the Safe Routes to School Coordinator for Salem-Keizer. We asked her some questions to get to know her a bit more, and welcome her to Oregon Safe Routes! Tell us your name,...
Jump Start Bicycle Safety Training in Action

Jump Start Bicycle Safety Training in Action

Last July, technical assistance team member Clint Culpeper visited Douglas County to train coordinator Janelle Newton on how to perform bicycle safety training through the Jump Start program. As of October, Janelle has implemented this training at two schools...
Planning Safe Routes for the 2022-23′ school year

Planning Safe Routes for the 2022-23′ school year

The 2022-23 school year is about to begin! A new school year is a great time to help students change habits and start walking and rolling to school. Starting safe routes programming in your community can feel daunting, but the ODOT SRTS team has resources to help!...