Walk & Bike To School Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– Springfield and Eugene joined more than 240 schools across Oregon to celebrate International Walk and Bike To School Day. It’s a great way to improve health, cut down on traffic congestion, and save the environment. There are other perks that aren’t so obvious. Studies show that healthy students make better learners. For parent … Continue reading »

Plan a Safe Route to School

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Before you send your kids off to school this week, if they’re walking or biking, it’s important they’re prepared. Safety officials say it’s important to go over safety tips with your child before they head out. If they’re walking, they should walk opposing traffic so they can make eye contact with drivers … Continue reading »

Interview: Safe Routes to School

EUGENE, Ore. — Students all over our area bike and walk to school, and we, of course, want to make their routes safe. That’s where Springfield Safe Routes to School steps in. Programs Coordinator Emma Newman joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about the program and its upcoming bike tune-ups event. The … Continue reading »

Drivers Reminded to Obey School Zones

EUGENE, Ore. — School is back in session for many students this week. The Bethel and Roseburg districts start on Tuesday, Springfield starts on Wednesday, and the 4J School District starts next week. Now, the Eugene Police Traffic Enforcement Unit is reminding all drivers to pay attention to school zone speed limits. School zone crosswalks … Continue reading »