Oregon Safe Routes to School Recognition Program

Celebrate your successes and learn from others.

The Oregon Safe Routes to School Network Leadership Committee is excited to announce the pilot Oregon SRTS Recognition Program. This recognition program will help us celebrate the great work happening around the state and understand how we can help local coordinators reach more students. We also hope it’s a helpful way for schools, districts, and cities to learn more about Safe Routes to School activities and resources available throughout the state.

How can your school get recognized? It’s easy!

  1. Check out the requirements for each recognition level below.
  2. Fill out the online nomination form.
  3. Questions? Email LeeAnne Fergason, the Safe Routes to School Director at the Street Trust.

Bronze

Meet the following “first step” requirements:

  • Talk to your principal and identify interested staff, parents, volunteers and community members.
  • Start small by picking one day to walk, bike or roll to school.
  • Include others, such as neighbors, friends or local businesses.
  • Map and post routes/times.
  • Celebrate and share success with local media, school board and families.
  • Plan for future events.
  • Hold at least one walk/bike education or encouragement event per school year.
  • Add one safety tip on the school website and school handbook.
  • Publicize your school’s commitment to Safe Routes to School on your website.
  • Collect student travel information each year.

Silver

Meet all the Bronze Level requirements listed above,

AND

  • Identify a Safe Routes to School Champion (teacher, staff, parent volunteer, etc.)
  • Provide monthly active travel information through school e-news, newsletter or backpack mail.
  • Hold at least one walk/bike/skate education event per school year (biking or walking assembly, bicycle safety training, etc.)
  • Hold at least one walk/bike/skate encouragement event per school year (Walk+Roll to School Day, etc.)
  • Provide multi-day walking or biking education programs every other school year.
  • Hold a walk audit or assessment within the last 10 years.
  • Conduct parent surveys at least every three years.

Gold

Meet all the Silver Level requirements listed above,

AND

  • Hold an ongoing active travel program at least monthly (Walking Wednesdays, Walking School Bus, etc.)
  • Provide multi-day walking or biking education programs every other school year.
  • Develop a School Action Plan and post it on the website.
  • Map safe routes and post them on the website.
  • Adopt a supportive policy (statement of support for walking, biking and skating), post it on the school website, and share it with parents.

Platinum

Meet all the Gold Level requirements listed above,

AND

  • Provide annual in-class bicycle and pedestrian education.
  • Include a Safe Routes to School position in the PTA/PTO parent organization.
  • Start or continue a student-led event or activity each year.
  • Designate an annual budget for Safe Routes to School activities.

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