Oregon is one of only five states to receive $25,000 grant that will help make walking, biking, and scooting safer for young people in an underserved area of Oregon

Bend, OR – According to the state officials, the $25,000 grant is from the Governors Highway Safety Association and the National Road Safety Foundation.

Working with ODOT’s Safe Routes to School program and the Hood River County School District, Megan Ramey, a Safe Routes to School manager and the founder of Bikabout, will create a demonstration crosswalk and walking route in Odell.

Located about 6 miles south of the Columbia River, Odell boasts a population of just over 3,000.

The goal of this initiative is to give elementary students a safe way to get to school, promoting a community where moving around safely is important.

The grant will also support a new, free after-school club for kids in 5th to 8th grade, offering educational and fun activities focused on walking and rolling adventures.

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