Sunday, June 20, 2010

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL FEDERAL PROGRAM


Safe Routes to School is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to school.

The Federal Program on Safe Routes to School
This new program will assist local communities in making bicycling and walking to school a safe choice. The program provides funding for infrastructure and education, while providing guidance and technical assistance through a national clearinghouse.
(www.saferoutesinfo.org).

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a network of more than 400 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and professionals working together to advance the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) movement in the United States. SRTS can provide a variety of important benefits to children and their communities, including increasing physical activity, reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and enhancing neighborhood safety
(www.saferoutespartnership.org).

The Oregon SRTS Program
Managed by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oregon’s federally funded Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program is the source for state coordinator contact details, federal SRTS funding amounts, SRTS applications and guidelines, and state SRTS program information.
 (www.saferoutespartnership.org/state/5043/oregon).

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Shared-use Path on Kingwood Street


This is how a shared-use path could work on Kingwood Street between 9th and 15th Street. Adding a shared-use path on the east side and using parked cars as a barrier mid-street seems like a brilliant idea and would make a lot of sense since there is no side walk on either side.

Shared-use paths can be used by pedestrians, joggers, skaters, cyclists, wheel chairs etc. and provide a comfortable space of safety.

This could be a great Demonstration Project for our city and a step in the right direction.

Info about Portland's Cycle Track & Buffered Bike Lane Demonstration Projects here

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Input and comments please here

Interested in building a better cycling and pedestrian future in Florence?
Wanna help paint bike lane symbols in Bike Lanes in Florence?
Want to suggest any ideas/improvements?

It's a great time to do that right now. Your comments will help the Transportation Project Advisory Committee to understand the needs of pedestrians and cyclists in the Florence area. 

Let us be a smart community. We all want to live in a city with clean air, safe streets, healthier, happier people, and stress free traffic.
You can make a difference and thanks!


Please use the post a comment field below.
or email your suggestions to

BikeandWalk (at) gmx.com