Safe Routes
to School

OCWCOG has spearheaded Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects in several communities in the Linn, Benton, and Lincoln County Region since 2013. SRTS is a national movement promoting bike and pedestrian safety, access, and education for elementary and middle school students. SRTS Action Plans that OCWCOG has helped develop include:

OCWCOG has received grant funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to support SRTS projects in Albany, Harrisburg, Jefferson, Lebanon, and Sweet Home through October 2019. The projects are being developed in collaboration with the participating schools and communities; please contact us to get involved! Examples include mapping of bike and pedestrian routes, Walk and Bike to School Day group activities, “Bike Rodeos” featuring safety education and helmet fitting, and more.

Statewide Infrastructure Funding Opportunity

As part of House Bill 2017 (HB2017), Oregon’s landmark transportation funding package passed by the Legislature in 2017, dedicated funding is available via competitive grants for SRTS infrastructure projects. The purpose of the funding is to build projects within the public right-of-way that promote bicycle and/or pedestrian safety in a one-mile radius of schools. Examples include, but are not limited to, curb extensions and pedestrian crossings. Eligible applicants include cities, counties, tribes, ODOT, transit districts, and road authorities.

Applications for the first round of funding are due Monday, October 15, 2018. OCWCOG is offering technical assistance to support jurisdictions and schools in the Linn, Benton, and Lincoln County Region. Please click HERE for more details.


Contact Us

Tarah Campi
tcampi@ocwcog.org
541-924-8480

Para información en Español, llame al 541-924-8405.

For More Information

Statewide Safe Routes to School resources and information:

News

Click HERE to access OCWCOG’s feature in the 2017 Oregon Safe Routes to School Annual Report.