Create a SRTS Plan

The Oregon SRTS Program recommends completing a SRTS plan for your school. A SRTS plan can identify barriers and hazards impacting walking and rolling opportunities, and set goals for increasing the number of students choosing to walk and roll. It is a valuable tool to strategically plan for and apply for grants from other funding sources.

Hub Leads are available to discuss and assist with SRTS plans, and technical assistance grants are available for consultant services to work with communities to develop formal SRTS plans (Planning Assistance) and to implement high-priority plan recommendations (Engineering Assistance and Surface Treatments). Learn about these opportunities here.

Examples of final SRTS plans are provided below. These were developed through the ODOT-funded Planning Assistance Program. You can learn more about that program and apply for funding here. Plans are ordered by ODOT Region (counties listed):

Region 1 (Clackamas, Hood River, Multnomah)
Region 2 (Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, Yamhill )
Region 4 (Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Sherman, Wasco, Wheeler)
Region 5 (Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa)

Use the tools below to help develop your SRTS plan.

Walk audits are a great tool to gather information about street conditions, engage community members, and inform planning and traffic safety projects. Use the National Safe Routes Partnership’s Get to Know Your Neighborhood with a Walk Audit guide and download the Inclusive Walk Audit Facilitator’s Guide here.

Action Plans can help communities gather data to understand obstacles and opportunities for walking and rolling to school and make plans for both construction and education improvements. ODOT no longer requires a specific Action Plan template, but many communities have developed similar resources. Here are some examples:

Caregiver surveys provide information about how families travel, the barriers they experience to walking or rolling to school, and other attitudes around active transportation. Download a survey template here.

Student travel tallies (hand tallies) capture how students travel to and from school and provide a snapshot of student travel behavior at each school, as well as contribute to tracking larger trends across the county and over time. Download a tally here.