Commute Options offers a $2000 grant and technical assistance for new schools to complete an Action Plan. The Oregon SRTS Program recommends completing an Action Plan, which is an extremely useful tool, that continues to be a requirement of the non-infrastructure application process and it is valuable tool to strategically plan for and apply for grants from other funding sources. Action Plans could be very persuasive evidence of the need for the project in enhancing the safety of students walking to the school site and helps guide the other “E’s” when undertaking a SRTS program.
Recommendations developed from the Action Plan will range from infrastructure (engineering) improvements to programmatic actions (education and encouragement, and enforcement). The SRTS Program highly encourages all schools to consider non-infrastructure (education, enforcement, evaluation) components first. Most non-infrastructure programs can begin quickly and start raising community awareness about how everyone can work together to ensure the opportunity to safely walk and bike to school.
Oregon’s Action Plan Webinar may assist you as you write the Action Plan.
If you need help getting organized to write an action plan, Commute Options can help you!
For more information contact: Brian Potwin brian(at)commuteoptions(dot)org
Already have an Action Plan? Learn about our Train the Coordinator Program