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Safe Routes to School Program

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is all about creating safe, convenient and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from schools. This is important for the health and safety of our kids and to support livable, vibrant communities. SRTS increases physical activity and improves unsafe walking and bicycling conditions on routes to and from school and throughout the community.

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Program overview

The county works with school principals, parent volunteers, school district transportation staff and community members to assess the safest areas for walking and biking to school, identify challenges and barriers, and develop solutions.


Creating a Safe Routes to School Action Plan allows us to recommend priority projects and activities for the school and community to promote safe walking and bicycling to school. Action plans identify where sidewalks, pedestrian paths and safe bicycle ways are needed. Once an action plan is in place, the SRTS team may be able to apply for funding to implement the plans from the state Safe Routes to School program and other sources.

Participating schools

The following communities have created Safe Routes to School plans.

How to start a Safe Routes to School action plan

The county will work with your school to create a Safe Routes to School Action Plan. To do that we will assess how students currently travel to and from your school using student tallies and parent surveys, collect travel routes and analyze which areas should be improved, summarize findings, identify barriers to walking and biking, and identify solutions for improvements like bike parking, sidewalks and crosswalks. Learn more about the Oregon Safe Routes to School program.

Contact us

For questions, contact Scott Hoelscher, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, at or 503-742-4524.

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