In summer 2022, ODOT SRTS unveiled the pilot of our new Jump Start Train-the-Trainer program. This program helps school districts, staff, and other safe routes advocates learn the skills to teach bicycle and pedestrian safety to students across Oregon through onsite training.
In August, members of the ODOT Safe Routes Technical Assistance team visited Baker City through this pilot and worked with advocates to help them prepare for bicycle and pedestrian safety lessons this upcoming fall. Recently, Baker County received funds from a competitive grant to purchase a fleet of bicycles to use in schools to encourage safe biking practices.
The team showed participants bicycle and pedestrian safety drills and lessons, and provided resources so they can easily implement the lessons in their programming this fall.
“The hands-on portion of the training gave a very informative example of what we will have to do”, said Jessie Wilson, SRTS Coordinator in La Grande, of her time at the training. “I really appreciated this experience”.
Thank you to the great team in Baker City for inviting us to do this training! We are excited to continue to bring Jump Start to more communities throughout the state.
Interested in bringing the pilot Jump Start training to you? Send in your interest to our form to be considered for the pilot!