Safe Routes to School Rulemaking Advisory Committee

Making walking and biking to school safe and convenient

During the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers  approved a $5.3 billion Transportation Package which will fund millions of dollars for schools to improve miles of sidewalks and bike lanes through the Safe Routes to School program. With this new infusion of funding to repair and improve the physical environment within 1 mile of schools, interest in Safe Routes to School is budding across Oregon.

The Oregon Transportation Commission, or OTC, has formed a Rulemaking Advisory Committee to amend the Oregon Safe Routes to School Rule (OAR 737-025). The purpose of the committee is to align the rule with new funding made available by recent state legislation, and consider how infrastructure funding for Safe Routes to School should be structured. The committee is advisory to the Oregon Department of Transportation and OTC.

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