Safe Routes to School

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A mother and daughter walk to school together as part of the Safe Routes to School program

Why Safe Routes to School

Hillsboro’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program works with the Hillsboro School District to create safe, convenient, and fun ways for youth to walk, bike or roll (scooters and skateboards) to and from school in our community.

The benefits of walking, biking, and rolling to school include:

  • Increased physical activity which has been linked to improved health and increased learning, memory, and ability to stay on task
  • Improved air quality around schools
  • Reduced vehicle congestion

Hillsboro is a special place with diverse communities and beautiful landscapes. We can all benefit from fostering active transportation for Hillsboro’s youth.

Program Goals

  1. Educate the community about the benefits of walking, biking or rolling to and from school.
  2. Improve transportation for all students, parents, and teachers.
  3. Reduce the number of driving trips to and from schools to improve air quality and congestion.
  4. Identify supporters in schools to build the program and coordinate activities.
  5. Educate youth on how to safely use the system through walking, biking and rolling.

Tips

The Tips to Plan a Safe Trip to School Flyer offers simple tips for children and parents to make walking and biking to school a safe and easy option.

Read the Tips to Plan a Safe Trip to School Flyer

View the Tips to Plan a Safe Trip Flyer in Spanish.

Getting Started

There are lots of ways to get started with Safe Routes to School in your school or neighborhood!
Visit our Getting Started with Safe Routes to School page to learn more! 

Recent and Upcoming Events

Walk and Roll to School Month Challenge and Celebrations

In May, McKinney and Patterson Elementary schools hosted Walk and Roll to School Day celebrations and Brookwood Elementary School hosted a Walk and Roll Challenge Month. View the event recaps below for more information.

The Wheel Fairy is Returning to Hillsboro Schools

The wheel fairies had so much fun last fall encouraging students who biked, skated, and scooted to school at four Hillsboro elementary schools that they returned to two more schools this spring! View the Wheel Fairy Recap for more information about this exciting event.

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