Following a competitive call for projects, last week the Oregon Transportation Commission approved a list of 24 recommended Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure grants. These projects will invest more than $15 million across the state to create safer ways for students to get to and from schools via walking and rolling.
Among other requirements, projects had to be within one mile of a school and reduce a barrier for biking or walking. Priorities helping guide the recommendations included: 1) Title 1 schools; 2) elementary and middle schools; 3) safety; and 4) project readiness.
The full list of funded projects can be found here. Congratulations!