Safe Routes to Schools Success Stories
Oregon’s kids walk and bike to school
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Across Oregon, schools, school districts and municipalities are implementing programs that make walking and biking more safe, convenient and fun for students. Below is a small sampling of stories in regions that are doing extraordinary things!
Reynolds School District Develops a Traffic Safety Curriculum
Prineville School District Teaches Bicycle Safety Education
Bend Implements a Pilot Transit Education Program
This fall, Commute Options, in partnership with Cascade East Transit and the Bend LaPine School District, led a pilot Transit Safety Program at Elk Meadow Elementary. Students learned how to cross the street safely, how to interact with traffic, and how to ride the public bus. They then went on a field trip to put their lessons into practice. During the “Why Bus?” debrief, students brainstormed reasons to ride:
- It saves money
- It’s fun
- Everybody can do it
- It’s fast
- It helps with traffic
- It’s good for the environment
- It’s good for our town
The program reached 84 2nd-grade students, 15 parent volunteers and 4 teachers.
PTO President in Springfield Wins Fire Up Your Feet Award
Washington County Studies School Access Needs on County Roads
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