The Oregon SRTS Program recommends completing an Action Plan, because it is a useful program planning document for a SRTS school program. Completing an Action Plan for your school can help identify current barriers and hazards impacting walking and rolling opportunities. The Action Plan also helps set goals on how to increase the number of students choosing walking and rolling. It is a valuable tool to strategically plan for and apply for grants from other funding sources.
Your Action Plan will help you start and sustain a great Safe Routes to School program at your school! Most action plans include non-infrastructure efforts that can begin quickly and don’t cost much. New funding from the 2017 Transportation Package passed by the Oregon Legislature for infrastructure improvements within one mile of schools WILL require a plan showing what improvements are needed in the physical environment near schools.