Meet the New Springfield School District SRTS Coordinator!

Emma Newman was recently hired as the first Springfield SRTS Coordinator for the Springfield School District. She brings her academic background in environmental studies and active transportation research at the University of Oregon to the position, as well as a passion for improving people’s personal health. Emma was the former City of Eugene Sunday Streets Coordinator and is excited to continue working in the field of active transportation.

Emma Newman

Emma will be working with elementary and middle schools to create safer walking and biking routes to and from schools, and to encourage more students to choose active transportation options. The Safe Routes to School program also involves incorporating pedestrian and bicycle safety education into elementary and middle schools. During her first year, she will be working with Agnes Stewart Middle School, Hamlin Middle School, and Thurston Elementary School. Next year, she will create SRTS action plans for Briggs Middle School, Page Elementary, and Yolanda Elementary. If you are interested in volunteering with Safe Routes to School, please contact Emma at emma.newman@springfield.k12.or.us

Also, you may have noticed that our website address now reflects our broader regional focus. Well our Facebook page also has been expanded and Emma has started a new Twitter account for SpringfieldSRTS to join EugeneSRTS! Join us on the inter webs and stay connected to what is happening with our newly expanded regional SRTS program! Then give Emma a tweet and welcome her to the regional SRTS Team!

 

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