Safe Routes to School
Commute Options launched Safe Routes to School (SRTS) in 2005 as a way to encourage and educate Central Oregon children and parents on the benefits and safety knowledge of biking and walking to school. SRTS creates fun, convenient, and safe opportunities for children to walk and bike to and from school.
Commute Options is currently working with Elementary and Middle schools in the Bend La Pine School School District.
Check out what we're doing at your school!
Bear Creek Elementary School
Cascade Middle School
Elk Meadow Elementary School
Elk Meadow Elementary School is enthusiastic about walking and rolling. Use this map to walk and roll to school!
This year we are excited to spend September teaching the 4th/5th graders how to walk and ride safely.
Click here for information on the Elk Meadow Walking School Bus.
Use this map to walk and roll to school! Elk Meadow Walking Map
High Lakes Elementary School
High Lakes loves to walk and roll! Last year we had the privilege of teaching over 275 4th+5th graders how to walk and ride safely. In addition we spent 1 hour with each 3rd class practicing safe walking skills.
Click here for information on the High Lakes Walking School Bus.
Use this map to walk and roll to school! High Lakes Map
Juniper Elementary School
Juniper Elementary is jazzed on walking and rolling to school. Last year, we spent PE with 4th and 5th graders learning hand signals, rules of right of way and safe road crossing skills. Looking forward to another great year at Juniper!
Click here for information on the Juniper Walking School Bus.
Use this map to walk and roll to school! Juniper Walking Map
Pine Ridge Elementary School
At Pine Ridge there is a lot of enthusiasm for walking and rolling! All of the 4th + 5th graders got the opportunity to learn to walk and ride safely. We also got to work with the kindergartners through 3rd graders practicing how to be safe when walking, using crosswalks and sidewalks.
Click here for information on the Pine Ridge Walking School Bus.
Use this map to walk and roll to school! Pine Ridge Walking Map
Ponderosa Elementary School
R.E. Jewell Elementary School
Realms Middle School
Sky View Middle School
With a principal who rides most days, Sky View is full of walk and roll enthusiasm. Last year we with the 6th graders we practiced how to ride on the road as vehicles, using stop signs and roundabouts and learning neighborhood routes.
Click here for information on the Sky View Walking School Bus.
Use this map to walk and roll to school! Sky View Walking Map
W.E. Miller Elementary School
Miller Elementary loves walking and rolling to school, especially with all those recreation trails so nearby! With almost 250 4th + 5th graders, last year we got to practice safe walking and riding throughout the northwest crossing community.
Click here for information on the Miller Walking School Bus.
Use this map to walk and roll to school! Miller Walking Map
Walking School Buses and Bike Trains are a healthy active way to start and end your school day.
Check out Walking and Biking Route Maps for our schools.
Action Plan Mini Grants
The Oregon Safe Routes to School Program recommends completing an Action Plan, not only because it is an extremely useful tool for a SRTS school program, but also because it continues to be a requirement of the non-infrastructure application process. Learn more about our Action Plan Mini Grant Program
Oregon Safe Routes to School Train the Coordinator trainings
For educators and coordinators within a school, district or community who want to create fun, convenient and safe opportunities for children to walk and bike to and from school. Learn more information about trainings offered.
Learn more about Oregon Safe Routes to School