The Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School regional team is a partnership between Eugene School District 4J, Bethel School District and Springfield Public Schools, with regional support from Lane Transit District. We work to create safe, easy, and fun ways for kids to walk, bike, skate, scoot, bus or carpool to school.
What We Do
To accomplish our mission, we use the 6 E’s of Safe Routes to School: equity, engagement, education, encouragement, engineering, and evaluation. Our strategic plan describes our goals and guides our work.
Lead a Walking School Bus, help with a Walk + Roll to School event or Bike Rodeo, teach kinders to ride bikes, or support a bike safety community ride! There are so many ways to get involved!
Our Mission is to serve a diverse community of parents, students, and organizations: advocating for and promoting the use of active and shared transportation to and from schools throughout the Eugene Springfield area. To accomplish our mission, we use the 6 E's of Safe Routes to School:
Ensuring resources benefit all demographic groups regionally, with special attention to historically underserved populations.
Listening to students, families, teachers, school leaders. Working with existing community organizations and building intentional, ongoing engagement opportunities into the program structure.
Partnering with road authorities to improve the built environment to support safety for students and pedestrians.
Bike and pedestrian safety education and learn to ride classes in the schools and Community Learn to Ride events open to the public.
Motivating children to use active and shared transportation for their school commute. Activities include Walking School Buses and Walk + Roll to School Day/Challenge.
Data collection and planning to gauge the effectiveness of our programs and work towards a better future.
This document guides the work of the Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School partnership. The plan highlights the goals and action items that Safe Routes to School staff in Eugene School District 4J, Eugene Bethel, Springfield Public Schools and the regional partnership are prioritizing through 2025. Achieving the goals of the plan will require the continued efforts of dedicated volunteers and the ongoing support of partner agencies and organizations including, but not limited to, Lane Transit District, the Cities of Eugene and Springfield, Lane County, Lane Council or Governments and Willamalane.