Safe Routes to School

Douglas ESD Safe Routes to School

Walk, bike, bus, it’s the way to go!

Safe Routes to School is an initiative that works to make it safe, convenient and fun for children to walk and bicycle to and from schools. Contact us if you’re interested in bringing this program to your school! We even have an entire fleet of bikes available for students who don’t have bikes of their own. 

Watch this video to learn about our Safe Routes to School program!

Be Alert!  Keep your eyes and ears open and look all ways before, and while, crossing the street.  Always cross at street corners!

Safe Routes to School also collaborates with the Blue Zones Project Umpqua Safe Streets initiative and the City of Roseburg to help make our streets safer for the entire community. One of our latest projects is the Traffic Safety Playground located in Stewart Park next to the Umpqua Valley Tennis Center.

Upcoming events you won’t want to miss!

What: Bike Fair

When: Friday, May 13 from 1:00-5:00pm

Where: Stewart Park Basketball Courts in Roseburg

Who: Open to the public; geared towards families with kids and/or cycling enthusiasts

Organized by Safe Routes to School (Douglas ESD), Thrive Umpqua, Umpqua Valley Bicycle Outreach, City of Roseburg/Parks & Rec, Velo Club, LUMBR, Bike Walk Roseburg, Canyon Creek Bicycles

Why: To celebrate national bike month with a fun community event! We hope to improve bike safety, skills, and knowledge in our community, while at the same time generating interest and enthusiasm for cycling.

Main Events/Activities:

  • Bike Maintenance/Basic Repairs
  • Bike Skills Course
  • Bike fleet for riders without a bike
  • Helmet Fitting Station
  • Games
  • Safety/Educational Materials
  • Food truck