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Safe Routes Newsletters

Check out our fall newsletterCheck out our archive of Safe Routes to School newsletters past and present. In addition to being available online, our newsletters are printed and distributed to schools, and mailed directly to the parents of 2nd and 5th graders in our partner schools.


Spring 2014 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Mark You're Calendar for the FREE Spring Kick-off!; Skateboard to School; New Bike Parking at Jefferson High School; Safe Routes in Middle School; and more!

Winter 2013 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Be Seen & Be Safe; Introducing the Saris Hub Trip Tracker; Highlights from Astor, Roseway Heights, & Maplewood; new sidewalks for Prescott Elementary; and more!

Fall - 2013 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Fall Kick Off; Back to School with Safe Routes; SW Sunday Parkways; Improved Crossing at Mill Park; Riding with Kids; and more!

Summer 2013 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: A Great Year for SR2S; Bring the Family to Sunday Parkways; Explore Neighborhood Greenways this Summer; New Curb Extensions at Cesar Chavez School; Active Transportation Day at the Holgate Library; and more!

Spring 2013 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Join us for the Spring Kick-Off; Marysville Returns to New Old School; How to Bike with Reluctant Children; James John Bridges Gap between Bus Riders and Walkers; and more!

Winter 2012 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Walking & Biking in Winter Weather; Pedestrian Safety Classes; Walk+Bike to School Day Recap; New Grant Funding; New Bike Trains; and more!

Fall 2012 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Walk + Bike to School Day; Going Greenway; St. Johns Crosswalk Improvements; Bike Winner; and more!

Summer 2012 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Summer Activities; Sunday Parkways, Helmet Fitting Tips; Rigler Update; East Portland's Walking!; and more!

Spring 2012 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Spring Kick Off; Parent Bike Classes; School Beacons; Troy Perkins of the Timbers; Neighborhood Greenways; and more!

Winter 2011 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Walk + Bike Rates at All Time High; Walking in Winter Weather; Bike Trains; Improvements at Atkinson; Volunteers at Lewis; the packed Winter SR2S Calendar; and a Cartoon Contest!

Fall 2011 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: The 10 Second Rule; Back to School Tips; Kelly School's New Crosswalk; Emerson's Trimet Trekker's; the Fall SR2S Calendar; and a Crossword!

Summer 2011 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Portland 800% Better; The King Lions Walk the Walk; Construction Ahead; Sunday Parkways this Summer; the Power of Playworks; New Sidewalks for Capitol Hill; a Photo Contest; and much more!

Spring 2011 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Contest Winners; Are You a Booster Club Member?; SmartTrips to School; Walk + Bike Challenge Month is Coming; New Sidewalk at Faubion; and a new Puzzle!

Winter 2010 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Cross with Confidence; Free SR2S Resources & Workshops; Getting Young Ones Ready to Ride; New Sidewalks for Menlo Park; and a Haiku challenge!

Fall 2010 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Get Healthy, Get Moving; Meet the Ambassadors; Beach's Bike Train; Drive Smart, Don't Idle; Neighborhood Greenways; and, of course, a new puzzle!

Summer 2010 - Safe Routes News

IN THIS ISSUE: Free summer fun at Sunday Parkways; FREE helmets at Ready Rider; How Did the 2nd Grader Cross the Street?; New Covered Bike Parking; Maze Puzzle; T-shirt Design Contest; and more!

Spring 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: Student Essay Contest Winner!; Walk + Bike Challenge Month; Trainings Calendar; Free SmartTrips Materials; Funding for Safety Projects; an Einstein Quote Decoding Puzzle; and more!

Winter 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Health Benefits of Walk + Biking; Essay Contest; Pedestrian Safety; Stop + Walk; Atkinson School engineering improvments; pictures from Walk + Bike to School Day at James John Elementary; and more!

Fall 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Back to School traffic safety reminders; More Schools & More Riders, Engineering Improvements at Humboldt; a Bike Safety Crossword Puzzle; and more!

Summer 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Bring the Whole Family to Sunday Parkways; Free Ready Rider Workshops; Providence BridgePedal free for youth 15 and under; How to Report a School Safety Problem; Are You Smarter Than Your 5th Grader? and more!

Spring 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: Walking School Buses; Bike Trains; Booster Seat Assemblies; Engineering Improvements at Chief Joseph; Walk + Bike Challenge Month; Postive Re-enforcement for helmet users; Evaluation update; and more!

Winter 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: Police Enforcement in School Zones; STOP + WALK for Student Health; Survey Results – Students Walking More; Transportation Factoids; Pedestrian Safety Classes; WALK + BIKE to School photos

Fall 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: Walk+Bike to School Day October 8; Back to School Traffic Reminders; Bicycle Safety Classes; Parent Surveys and Hand Raising Tallies; Idling Near Schools Harms Students

Summer 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: International Walk + Bike to School Day October 8th; Success and Changes for 2008; End of Season Bicycle Education Appreciations; Chapman Elementary Discovers Secret Staircases; Bike Challenge Month Roundup

Spring 2008

BTA Bicycle Safety receives U.S. Surgeon General national award; Physical Activity Factoids; Prescott Elementary Peace Action Team; Rieke Elementary Pollution Punchcards; Ped Safety at Lent Elementary; EMS and Oregon SAFE helmet donation.

February 2008

$600,000 ODOT/Federal award; Health Factoids; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Rosa Parks ES develops traffic engineers & community activists; Gilbert Heights bike racks; Forest Park & Starbucks; and Safe Driving supports walking and biking

December 2007

IN THIS ISSUE:Environmental facts; Atkinson bcycle safety letters; Buckman safe crossing campaign; Humboldt bicycle safety essays; Clarendon at Portsmouth K-7 coat drive; Forest Park bike + walk day; Boise speed tables; Rieke SR2S & SmartTrips partnership

October 2007

IN THIS ISSUE: Walk + Bike to School Day report; What students have to say about Bicycle Safety Education classes; Angela Kotch: Bicycle Transportation Alliance statewide Safer Routes manager; and Abernethy student assesses program: “Cool”

September 2007

IN THIS ISSUE: Portland Safer Routes to School: Beginning the 3rd Year; Be a Walking Role Model; Engineering Improvements in N. Portland; Making SR2S Accessible to Students Who Are Disabled/Differently-abled; and New Schools/New Staff

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