Welcome Back to School!
Students are heading back to school this week – there are nearly 25,000 students in the Eugene-Springfield area.
Thanks in part to the efforts of Safe Routes to School initiatives across the region, more and more families that live in the walk zone are walking or rolling to school, and the number of kids dropped off by private car is dropping.
Some of these students will be finding their way to a new school on foot or by bus, some walking or rolling to school for the first time.
Starting this week, the number of cars on the road will increase – as much as 25% of morning traffic can be attributed to school drop offs. School zones will activate again, and it’s important to remember to slow down around schools and anywhere there are pedestrians.
Always remember to put down your phone while driving and pay attention to the road. Give yourself some extra time in the morning for the next few weeks as everyone settles into the new morning routine.
We wish you a happy back to school, and safe travels.