The Oregon SRTS Program recommends completing an Action Plan, because it is a very useful tool for a SRTS school program, and it is a requirement of the non-infrastructure application process
with the Oregon Department of Transportation. Completing a school Action Plan can help communities identify built environment improvements and secure funding, even if these things are not listed on a local Transportation System Plan. It is also a valuable tool to strategically plan for and apply for grants from other funding sources. The latest information on this new funding stream can be viewed here
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.
See sample action plans from Beaverton School District by clicking HERE.