Oregon’s Safe Routes to School program is pleased to announce the 2017 SRTS Non-Infrastructure (programmatic) awards. We are excited to have new school districts and communities involved and look forward to sharing their successes and strategies used to get more people walking and biking to and from school. Most programs have funding for three years, but funding each year is contingent upon successful programming in prior year.
Here are the awardees:
City of Gresham: Completion and implementation of Gresham-Barlow School District SRTS Action Plan, including pedestrian and bike safety instruction, crosswalk enforcement and data collection of student travel.
City of Hillsboro: SRTS Coordinator position to focus on Title 1 schools in Hillsboro School District to develop and implement SRTS program including creating Action Plans, auditing infrastructure needs and hosting encouragement/education events.
City of Portland: SRTS Coordinator to be shared between PBOT and David Douglas School District to enhance and expand program and identify needs to increase program success.
Clackamas County: SRTS Outreach Coordinator to implement SRTS activities at four schools per year in the North Clackamas School District including creating Action Plans and coordination of SRTS programs within Clackamas County.
Jackson County: SRTS Coordinator position to work with three school districts to develop and implement SRTS programs including creating Action Plans, auditing infrastructure needs and hosting encouragement and education events.
Lane Transit District: SRTS Coordinator position for Springfield Public School District’s transportation office, responsible for planning and implementation of comprehensive SRTS program and developing nine school Action Plans.
Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments: Coordinate SRTS program implementation in five target Oregon communities: Sweet Home, Lebanon, Albany, Jefferson and Harrisburg.
Commute Options of Central Oregon: SRTS Coordinator to implement strategies to increase walking and biking and collect data that can support advocacy efforts in Bend-La Pine School District.