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.

During the week of Feb. 13-17 kids are encouraged to walk or roll to school. The weeklong opportunity promoted by Douglas ESD’s Safe Routes to School is geared for students in grades K-12 and their families, which includes virtual and homeschool students. Choose the nicest day of the week or bust out rain boots and coats. 

If students don’t live near a school, they are invited to participate for twenty minutes in a safe alternative location such as a neighborhood or park.

All participants should follow bicycle and pedestrian safety guidelines and are encouraged to participate with a friend or family member. Elementary-aged children and younger should have a responsible caregiver accompany them along their safe route to school.  

Participants who register at will be entered into a drawing to win a new bike, scooter, waterproof boots or umbrella. Winners will be announced Feb. 20 via email and Facebook at