Great News about Safe Routes to School

This just in from the BTA’s Jessica Roberts:

Our (the BTA’s) Safe Routes to School bill just passed the House–unanimously!

This bill would create a statewide Safe Routes to School program for Oregon, helping get kids active and reversing frightening trends towards childhood obesity and inactivity. It will also create safer neighborhood streets for all of us–did you know that 20% of morning traffic is parents driving children to school?

Now the bill must go to the Senate, but there’s a lot of excitement and community support for the bill as we move forward. I’ll keep in touch about campaigns to contact Senators when the time is right, but mostly I just wanted to share the news.

If you want to know more, here’s our legislative website:

Jessica Roberts
Membership Director & Metro-area Advocate

That’s great news Jessica! And a very special thanks to hard-working Robert Ping, the main man for Oregon’s Safe Routes to School program.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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