Why School Kids Need Good, Safe Ways To Walk And Bike To School

This 30-minute video of the Eugene School District 4J​ School Board Candidate Forum at the Amazon Neighbors meeting provides some great insights into transportation and traffic safety issues in our community and in to the candidates’ perspectives. Great to hear school board candidates discuss this important issue!


Eugene Springfield Safe Routes to School serves a diverse community of parents, students, and organizations: advocating for and promoting the practice of safe bicycling and walking to and from schools throughout the Eugene Springfield area. More about Eugene Springfield SRTS.

Suggested Walking Route MapsThese maps are intended to be used as a guide to help parents/guardians select a route for their student to walk to school where feasible. Recommended routes typically have sidewalks and protected street crossings, or use low-traffic neighborhood streets. The maps were created in partnership with point2point Solutions, local SRTS coordinators, and school staff and parents.

Resources for Walk+Roll Challenge Organizers:
This May, help promote your Walk+Roll Challenge activities and events using these communication documents.

Email to Parents
Backpack Stuffer Full-Page Letter
Backpack Stuffer 1/2 Page English & Spanish
Backpack Stuffer Tear Off
Email to Teachers and Staff
Letter for Teachers’ Boxes
Morning Announcement Scripts
Classroom Tally Sheet
Individual Tally Sheet Options

Carpool/Walking School Bus/Bike Trains: For free, local transportation matching services for families with students in grades K-12 you can use LTD’s great SchoolPool program! By signing up you can find other families with children that attend your child’s school to share in carpool, biking, or walking duties. Any family can participate regardless of how they get to school now and incorporate these benefits into your daily school commute!

Getting started is easy:

  1. Contact your districts SRTS Coordinator or your child’s school and ask for the password to join your SchoolPool.
  2. Go to DrivelessConnect.com and register for an account.
  3. Search for your SchoolPool network and enter your password.
  4. Enter your commute and connect with other students who want to walk, bike, and carpool to school.

If you need any help, please contact Carolyn Chase at 541-682-6112 or Carolyn.chase@ltd.org.

Bike Safety Education:

Bike Safety Education Curriculum. The 9-10 hour on-bike curriculum we use in our regional SRTS program
Bicycle Safer Journey series. A good overview video series
Bike Safety Quiz (for adults, kids, and drivers) via Ride Illinois

Bike Parking Analysis: Visit bit.ly/BikeParkingTemplate to obtain our regional bike parking analysis tool. This tool can be used to assess bike parking facilities at one school or to compare and contrast the quantity and quality of bike parking facilities at different schools. You can read the full Eugene-Springfield Bike Parking Report here (pdf).

General SRTS Info: Visit the Oregon Safe Routes to School and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership websites for more SRTS resources and statewide and national information.

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