Since early 2018, the Safe Routes Partnership has been proud to support our partners in the Salem area in getting started on its first ever Safe Routes to School program. And we're excited to share that the program is up and rolling! Here are some ways to get connected to the Salem-Keizer Safe Routes to School Program:
During this period of uncertainty and change, transportation planning efforts are still moving forward for the Salem-Keizer area. Weigh in on important funding for Safe Routes to School, transit fleet upgrades, future city development and more!
“Our Salem” Moves Online
Since 2018, the Safe Routes Partnership has been supporting partners in the Salem area to get started on its first ever Safe Routes to School program. And we’re excited to share some important updates!
As cities across the country take steps to address equity, traffic congestion, and reduce climate emissions, many are looking to bike and scooter share programs for possible solutions. New mobility programs seem to make headlines each week, with announcements of new transportation technologies hitting our streets. Last year, Portland held a fourth-month pilot program to test out e-scooter share programs in the City. And in recent weeks, the City of Salem has been gearing up for a new bike share and contemplating its own e-scooter deployment.
The 2017-2021 Strategic Plan for Eugene-Springfield SRTS Program was released in December 2017, and we are excited to share what’s in store! The Eugene-Springfield SRTS program is a coordinated regional approach to serving the three largest school districts in the metro area: Bethel, Eugene 4J & Springfield Public Schools. The Strategic Plan outlines priorities for the next four years, and gives an idea of what we might expect to see in all three districts.
Youth and older adults have similar needs when it comes to navigating our streets on foot. Whether a second grader is walking to school, their grandfather is walking to the corner store with their shopping trolley, or their aunt is walking to the park to socialize – we need accessible destinations, continuous paths, and safe crossings.
But what does an inter-generational safe street look like? Here’s your chance to show us.
Through a partnership with AARP-Oregon and the Safe Routes Partnership, Inter-generational Safe Streets Challenge recipient Crook County Public Health worked with Crooked River Elementary School in Prineville, Oregon. Here’s their exciting success story.