Large numbers of Oregon students could use active school travel to walk, bike, use a wheelchair or skateboard or other self-propelled way to get to and from school. They live in the “walk zone” –– the area within a mile of school. They typically do not have bus service, and many are
being driven to school. What can we do about this reality?
Fortunately, a new generation of school leaders, parents and kids are creating a vibrant movement to get movement back into the school commute. Oregon schools can take steps to reinvigorate active school travel. This guide will jump-start your efforts by sharing facts about walking, biking and rolling to school, describing roles you can play, and outlining programs and resources.
Get Oregon Kids Moving is a new guide produced in partnership with the Oregon departments of health, education and transportation, and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. It’s intended to be another tool to help your efforts – especially when working with school officials and health practitioners. The information in this guide may not be new to you, but it provides a health-based platform to jump-start your efforts by sharing facts about walking, biking and rolling to school, describing health-focused roles your school community can play, and outlining programs and resources available to you and those in your community, right now.
Check out this planning guide brought to you by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Pacific Northwest Regional Network.