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Learn more about the Oregon Safe Routes to School Network at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Join us on April 26th from 9:30-11:30am for the Oregon Safe Routes to School Network Annual Meeting as folks interested in Safe Routes to School come together to learn about the growing Safe Routes to School Network and goals, plus work to move those goals forward. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend. Lunch provided. Where: 123 Flanders St. Portland, OR 97209 Conference Room A/B ODOT Region 1 Office (Call in option available) See more info, and register here. 

Join us for the Oregon Safe Routes To School Annual Training. This training is for people within a school, 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! This training will be held in Redmond, OR on June 24 from 9am-4pm See more about the annual training. 

Through this training, participants will:

  • Get introduced to the Safe Routes for Kids/Neighborhood Navigators Curriculum, focusing on both the in-class and on-street lessons.
  • Understand evaluation techniques including Parent Surveys and Teacher Tallies.
  • Learn and demonstrate bicycle safety expertise, navigating safely and legally with traffic.
  • Have an overview understanding of statewide Safe Routes to School in Oregon.
  • Learn and demonstrate basic bicycle maintenance skills commonly encountered in lessons and be able to identify and use basic maintenance tools.
  • Understand the function of a school or district Action Plan and begin planning for next steps.
  • Understand the elements of Safe Routes to School (Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Engineering, Equity and Evaluation)
  • Have the knowledge to successfully organize and lead Bike Trains and Walking School Buses.
  • Understand the importance of relationships with local law enforcement and outreach opportunities.
  • Have considered challenges and solutions to implementing the elements of Safe Routes to School, with particular emphasis on Education and Encouragement activities.

For more information, email Brian Potwin or call him, 541-977-8367.

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