Jump Start training in Baker City, part of Safe Routes to School

By on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

BAKER CITY– (Information from ODOT Safe Routes to School) In summer 2022, ODOT

SRTS unveiled the pilot of our new Jump Start Train-the-Trainer program. This program helps

school districts, staff, and other safe routes advocates learn the skills to tea ch bicycle and pedestrian safety to students across Oregon through onsite training.

In August, members of the ODOT Safe Routes Technical Assistance team visited Baker City

through this pilot and worked with advocates to help them prepare for bicycle and pedestrian

safety lessons this upcoming fall. Recently, Baker County received funds from a competitive

grant to purchase a fleet of bicycles to use in schools to encourage safe biking practices. 

The team showed participants bicycle and pedestrian safety drills and lessons, and provided

resources so they can  easily implement the lessons in their programming this fall.

“The hands-on portion of the training gave a very informative example of what we will have to

do”, said Jessie Wilson, SRTS Coordinator in La Grande, of her time at the training.  “I really

appreciated this experience”. 

Thank you to the great team in Baker City for inviting us to do this training! We are excited to

continue to bring Jump Start to more communities throughout the state.

Interested in bringing the pilot Jump Start training to you? Send in your interest to our form to beconsidered for the pilot!