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The For Every Kid Coalition is hosting a Safe Routes to School Town Hall and Testimony Workshop on Wednesday, January 25th in Redmond.
What: Safe Routes to School Town Hall and Testimony Workshop
Date: Wednesday, January 25th
Time: 4:30 – 6 pm; Doors open at 4 pm
Place: Redmond City Hall, 716 SW Evergreen Ave. Redmond, OR
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In 2017, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to put kids and families first. Let’s seize this moment and make our roads safe so that every kid can walk, bike, and access transit to school. Join the For Every Kid Coalition for this community event; bring your friends, and find out how!
Childcare will be provided upon request.
At this event you will learn:
- What’s new with the Safe Routes to School programs in your area.
- How to provide public testimony, as well as other things you can do to make sure that every kid in Redmond and Bend has a safe route to school.
- Why local leaders love Safe Routes to School and why streets matter for all generations.
- How the For Every Kid Coalition needs your to help to make it safe for every kid to walk, bike, and access transit to school in Redmond, Bend, and all across Oregon.
This is our second in a series of six events across the state for Safe Routes to School. Read about and see pics of the December Safe Route to School Town Hall in Eugene.
Thanks to our event partners: Commute Options, the City of Redmond, The Street Trust, and Alta Planning and Design!
For Every Kid is a growing coalition of community, public health, and social justice organizations dedicated to making safe routes to school for every kid; advocating for dedicated funds for Safe Routes to School programs and projects that make streets safe. Supporters include the Community Alliance of Tenants, the Community Cycling Center, and thousands more.
Right now, kids who most need opportunities for physical activity don’t have the necessary safe infrastructure—sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike lanes—in their communities and around their schools to support a healthy childhood.
Safe Routes to School Works! When education is combined with making streets safe, there is a 40% average increase in walking and biking trips to school. This kind of comprehensive program will have regional significance in regards to health, safety, and equity.