Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is all about creating safe, fun, and convenient ways for Hillsboro students to walk and roll (bike, skateboard, scooter, or ride the bus) to and from school each day. There are lots of ways to start!
Events and Education
Events are a great way to get students and parents excited about walking and rolling to school. Event ideas include:
- Meeting with the principal
- Walk and Roll to School Day (October and May)
- Morning announcements
- Walking School Bus
- Article in newsletter
- Pedestrian safety skills taught through Physical Education and the Bringing Leadership, Arts, and Sports Together (BLAST) after school program
Safe Routes to School Action Plans
Action plans identify improvements and activities that could help increase the number of students who walk, bike, or roll to and from school. The City of Hillsboro SRTS Coordinator works with schools to develop comprehensive SRTS Programs specific to their unique context and environment.
Following the national framework, the SRTS program identifies specific recommendations in six categories:
Equity – All demographic groups receive equitable services.
Education – Students learn lifelong safety behaviors and skills, while parents can learn about the benefits of walking and rolling to school.
Encouragement – Parents and students are invited to participate in events that promote healthy and active transportation options.
Enforcement – Traffic laws are enforced around schools and along designated routes.
Engineering – City staff and the school community identify locations for potential sidewalks, crossings, or other traffic calming tools. Staff studies the locations to determine if a suggested improvement meets engineering standards. Any recommended engineering projects are then prioritized with other needs in the City.
Evaluation --Parents and students are surveyed to identify modes of travel to and from school and evaluate the success of the SRTS Program as a whole.
Are you interested in creating an action plan for your neighborhood or at your child’s school?
The following requirements will need to be met prior to starting a new Action Plan.
- Parent stakeholder group identified.
- Committed principal.
- City of Hillsboro staff capacity.
Contact our Safe Routes to School Coordinator to get started.
Does your school have a completed Action Plan?
Completed School Action Plans
- Patterson Elementary
- Brookwood Elementary
- Eastwood Elementary
- Lincoln Street Elementary
- McKinney Elementary
- Mooberry Elementary
- Rosedale Elementary
- Witch Hazel Elementary
- W.L. Henry Elementary
For accessibility assistance, please contact the City of Hillsboro Public Works Department at 503-681-6146.
2018-2019 School Year Events
- Wheel Fairy Visits
- Walk and Roll Month Celebrations
- Patterson Elementary Walk and Roll Rodeo
- W.L. Henry Elementary Walking School Bus Rally
- Adopt-A-Bike Giveaway
- Walk and Roll to School Day
- Wheel Fairy Visits
2017-2018 School Year Events