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Walk, Bike, Bus... It's the Way to Go! 

The Beaverton Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is all about creating safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for youth to walk and roll (skateboard, bike, scooter and bus) to and from schools. This is important for the health and safety of our kids and to foster the creation of livable, vibrant communities. SRTS programs increase physical activity and improve unsafe walking and bicycling conditions on routes to and from school and throughout the community. 

Please Contact SRTS for any support, questions or to sign up for our Monthly Newsletter!                            


Cold Weather Doesn't Mean You Need to Stay Inside
With the change in weather it can be tempting to stay indoors. Here are some tips to help you build healthy (and fun!) habits into the remote school day:
1. Start your day by taking a walk or a bike ride. Do you still travel to a different location for school? Then make that trip an active one! Too far to walk? Try parking halfway and walking the rest. Commit to walking or biking 2 days a week and start building those healthy habits.
2. Take movement breaks in between classes or at lunch time. A brisk walk around the block will get your heart pumping and re-energize you for the rest of your day.
3. Need to pick up your library holds or free lunch? Bike over to your pickup location and reap the benefits of an active trip while checking off your to-do list.

Be Safe!  Maintain 6 feet of distance from others while walking and biking outside and wear a face covering.



Be Healthy!  Keep moving to get your recommended 60 minutes of physical activity daily.


 


Be Alert!  Keep your eyes and ears open and look all ways before, and while, crossing the street.  Always cross at street corners!


 

Latest News -----------------------------------------------------

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November 30th 2020

What did you do this weekend? BSD’s Kris Damiano strung together all the 1-mile school routes designed by @beavertonsaferoutes for our @marathonkids Turkey Trot... and ran an ultramarathon! That’s 34 schools & 34 miles in one day! We’re amazed!👏

Have you run your elementary school’s mile? You can still see routes on our website, and log miles for Marathon kids!

November 23rd,  2020

The November Walk + Roll Champion Goes To....

Last year we started a monthly recognition program to reward Walk + Roll Champions in our District that are making a difference and creating opportunities for students to walk and roll to school. For November, this award goes to Lynne Martin and Jim Hayhurst, two teachers at Sexton Mountain Elementary that have been leading a weekly Walking School Bus for their students for over 10 years! This Walking School Bus averages around 30 students and during in-person learning, runs every Tuesday and Thursday, rain or shine. This school year, Mr. Hayhurst has created a weekly virtual walking challenge for Sexton Mountain students to continue to encourage outdoor travel while distance learning.

November 6th 2020

With the change in weather it can be tempting to stay indoors. Here are some tips to help you build healthy (and fun!) habits into the remote school day:

1. Start your day by taking a walk or a bike ride. Do you still travel to a different location for school? Then make that trip an active one! Too far to walk? Try parking halfway and walking the rest. Commit to walking or biking 2 days a week and start building those healthy habits.
2. Take movement breaks in between classes or at lunch time. A brisk walk around the block will get your heart pumping and re-energize you for the rest of your day.
3. Need to pick up your library holds or free lunch? Bike over to your pickup location and reap the benefits of an active trip while checking off your to-do list.

September 9th, 2020

Check out everything you need to safely walk, bike and roll into the school year in our Back to School Newsletter for Staff, Parents and Volunteers

Newsletter

Beaverton's Safe Routes to School Program is possible with support from Metro, Oregon Department of Transportation and City of Beaverton. Thank you!

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