Safe Routes is growing in Tigard! Recently, Lauriel Amoroso was hired as an SRTS Coordinator to help expand outreach and engagement in the community. We asked Lauriel some questions to learn a bit more about her. 

– Name, title, and organization  

Lauriel Amoroso, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, City of Tigard 

– What made you want to become an SRTS practitioner? 

I am passionate about helping local communities become more people centered and livable through increased access to walking, biking, and rolling. Getting to and from neighborhood schools should be a safe and fun experience and all students and families should have access to routes that don’t require a personal automobile. I am excited to be part of this work and look forward to collaborating with schools, families, students, and the broader community.  

– What are you most excited about for the upcoming school year? 

I am most excited about connecting with students and families to better understand barriers to walking and rolling safely to and from their neighborhood schools and around their communities. I am also excited to lead bicycle and pedestrian safety classes, promote the Oregon Friendly Driver program, and find ways to get more families walking and rolling in their daily lives.  

– Do you have any favorite memories of walking or rolling to school?  

In High School, I often walked the 2-mile route from school to my home each afternoon. I enjoyed the daily activity and getting to know my local community on foot. This experience became a catalyst for my love of walking and hiking and is one of the many reasons why I care so much about people’s access to safe and enjoyable walking and rolling routes wherever they live. 

Welcome, Lauriel! We are so excited to work with you!