Guess what, Oregon? We are doing it!
Several years ago, we dreamed that every student in Oregon would get comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian education in school. At the time, that dream seemed big. Today, it is becoming a reality, one community, one teacher, one student at a time. This year, the BTA and partners taught 11,034 students to walk and bike safely using comprehensive curricula.
Shane McRhodes and team for teaching 620 students in Eugene School District.
Nicole Zwink and team for teaching 625 in Bethel School District.
Derek Garrison and team for teaching 75 students in Gresham-Barlow School District.
Gigi Sims and team for teaching 330 students in Corvallis School District.
Kathleen Magnuson and team for teaching 800 students in Albany School District.
Brian Potwin and team for teaching 2500 students in Bend/La Pine School District.
Craig Button for teaching 420 students in Dallas School District.
Sarah Coffman for teaching 250 students in Wilsonville School District.
Egon DuBois and team for teaching 344 students in Ashland School District.
Sue Bloom and team for teaching 145 students in Salem School District.
Portland Bureau of Transportation for teaching 5,000 students in Portland Public, Parkrose, and David Douglas School Districts.
First, celebrate. Yea! Great job, everyone!
Second, dream bigger. 35,000-90,000 is the number of students that we we did not reach. We left them behind. It's time to work harder. Our kids need us. You can help by learning these innovative curricula and teaching yourself.