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Safe Routes to School

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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!                            


 


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

Thank your crossing guard for their work!                           11/29/2021

Our crossing guards work hard every day to help our children get to and from school safely. Whether on school property or in the community, if you see a crossing guard, please do what they are asking you to do. It takes all of us to keep the roads safe for everyone. Please be especially mindful in school zones, at intersections and crosswalks (marked and unmarked), near bike lanes and in neighborhoods. Thank you! #BSDtogether #BSDsaferoutes

Safe Routes to School Messaging Toolkit                           11/22/2021

We've updated our Remote Messaging Toolkit from last year to contain all of the articles you need to welcome back students and prepare them for a year of safe, active travel to school. The toolkit is divided into sections for messages about Back to School and monthly messages to use throughout the year. These messages are intended for school staff and parent groups to post in newsletters and social media to encourage safe, active travel to and from schools. The messages in the toolkit can easily be copied and pasted, or altered to fit your unique community needs. We saw tremendous success last year with schools and PTO groups utilizing the toolkit to post monthly SRTS messages in their newsletters. Download your copy today at the link below.

SRTS Remote Messaging Toolkit

Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day.                                11/15/2021                         

Join us for Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day November 17th, 2021! We walk to honor a great civil rights leader and an American hero. Sixty-one years ago, six year old Ruby Bridges was the first black student to integrate into an all white school. She courageously walked into school amidst protesters who didn't want her to be there. I am so thankful that all of our BSD students are able to learn alongside one another. While our world still has a long way to go to create a more equitable place for people of all races, I am so hopeful when I look at our students. They are our hope for a better future and they are out there each day inspiring us and creating change. Thank you for joining us in our celebration.  #BSDsaferoutes #BSDtogether #rubybridgeswalktoschoolday #RubyBridges

Walk and Rollers Leadership meeting November 18th                  11/8/2021

Our next Walk + Rollers Leadership meeting will be Thursday, November 18th 6-7 pm. We would love to hear from you about how your community celebrated Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day and check in on our Walking School Bus programs, plans for any Park and Walk encouragement and how to keep kids and families walking and rolling in the rain. Email bsdsaferoutes@gmail.com to RSVP and get the zoom link. #BSDsaferoutes #walkandroll #walkandrolltoschool

Gear up for Fall                                                  11/01/2021

Let's Fall back and gear up!  Don't forget to set your clocks back November 7th.   As our days turn a bit darker and much wetter, with the right gear, you can keep walking and rolling all month long.  Find your lights and check batteries.  Get your accessories in one place so, and bling it up wiht stickets or bands to make them more visible.  Prep bikes for winter by checking brakes, wiping down rims, and put on fenders.

 #BSDsaferoutes #BSDtogether #BeSafeBeSeen #walkandroll #oregonsaferoutes #walkandrolltoschool

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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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