How should we spend $8 Million? Tell us at a Safe Routes to School Open House!
Through PBOT's Fixing Our Streets program, SRTS is expecting to make a large investment in safety improvements around Portland schools in the next few years. This spring we're asking families to help us figure out what is needed most in your high school cluster.
If your student attends a PPS or Parkrose school, we are hosting open house events (see schedule below). For David Douglas, Centennial and Reynolds schools, we will be organizing engagement opportunities at your schools. Please contact your school coordinator (see below) for more details.
* All open houses are drop-in 6-8pm - come by any time!
If you are not sure which high school cluster contains your school, check our list here.
|Grant||Tuesday, February 28||Sabin School, 4013 NE 18th Ave||Janis McDonald|
|Roosevelt||Tuesday, March 14||César Chávez School, 5103 N Willis||Lale Santelices|
|Franklin||Tuesday, March 21||Arleta School, 5109 SE 66th Ave||Janis McDonald|
|Cleveland||Tuesday, April 4||Hosford Middle School, 2303 SE 28th Place||Lale Santelices|
|Madison||Wednesday, April 12||Scott School, 6700 NE Prescott||Lale Santelices|
|Parkrose||Tuesday, April 18||Parkrose MS, 11800 NE Shaver||Janis McDonald|
|Jefferson||Thursday, April 20||Ockley Green MS, 6031 N Montana||Lale Santelices|
|Wilson||Tuesday, April 25||Jackson MS, 10625 SW 35th Ave||Janis McDonald|
|Lincoln||Tuesday, May 2||Lincoln HS, 1600 SW Salmon St||Lale Santelices|
Does your student attend a school in David Douglas, Reynolds, or Centennial school district (within the Portland city limits)? SRTS coordinators will be organizing various outreach events with the school community in these areas to gather feedback. Contact your coordinator for more information:
David Douglas - Xao Xiong, email@example.com, 503-823-5358
Reynolds (Alder, Glenfair, & Margaret Scott) - Janis McDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-5358
Centennial (Lynch View, Lynch Wood, Oliver, & Parklane) - Janis McDonald, email@example.com, 503-823-5358
Walk Audits with Oregon Walks & SRTS
Need one more opportunity to provide feedback? You got it! Attend a walk audit at select schools to discuss barriers & routes close to school - don't forget your walking shoes and all your great ideas. Expect walk and discussion to last about one hour.
Walk Audits made possible by PPS, Oregon Walks, and Metro.
Cleveland Cluster Walk Audits
- Whitman Elementary, TBD in April!
Franklin Cluster Walk Audits
- Lane Middle School, TBD in April!
- Woodmere Elementary, TBD in April!
Jefferson Cluster Walk Audits
- Faubion K-8, TBD in September (at home campus)!
- King K-8, Wednesday, March 15 @ 3:30pm
- Jefferson High School, TBD in May!
- Ockley Green Middle School, TBD in April or May!
- Rigler Elementary, Saturday, April 22 @ 11:30 am
- Scott K-8, Wednesday, April 19 @ 5:00 pm
- Vernon K-8, Wednesday, March 22 @ 3:15pm
- Woodlawn Elementary, Friday, March 17 @ 3pm
Roosevelt Cluster Walk Audits
- César Chávez K-8, Thursday, April 6 @ 2:15pm
- Roosevelt High School, TBD in May!
- Rosa Parks Elementary, Friday, March 10 @ 9:30am
- Sitton Elementary, Tuesday, April 4 @ 2:30pm
Wilson Cluster Walk Audits
- Hayhurst Elementary, Wednesday, April 26 @ 2:30pm
- Markham Elementary, Thursday, April 27 @ 3:10pm
- Robert Gray Middle School, Wednesday, April 26 @ 3:45pm
What is Fixing Our Streets? In May 2016, Portland voters passed Measure 26-173, Portland's first local funding source dedicated to fixing our streets for people of all ages and abilities. Fixing Our Streets is projected to raise $64 million for road maintenance and street safety projects across the City of Portland over the next four years. SRTS expects $8 million in investments to make routes safer and more convenient for kids to walk, bike, and roll to school.
How is the money allocated? SRTS divided Fixing Our Streets funds geographically across Portland's 12 high school clusters, each including boundaries of 3 to 13 schools (elementary, K-8, and middle). The allocation process considered cluster-wide demographic information (including student body population) compared with the existing network of pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The final funding recommendations prioritize communities of concern across the clusters, namely schools with high rates of communities of color, free & reduced lunch, and English language learners. To learn more about the funding allocation and sample projects, click here.
How can I make my voice heard? SRTS staff are organizing several open house and community outreach events in partnership with Portland Public School District to better understand the unique needs of each school community. PBOT & SRTS would like to hear about two important questions at each event:
- What are the major safety needs of each school?
- What are the primary walking routes to each school?
We hope to achieve these goals by listening to families and school staff about their transportation safety concerns around school. And don't worry, if you've included your concerns with a SRTS survey in the past few years, we will be reviewing these as well!
We want to hear from you! Attend the open house designated for your school & high school cluster any time 6-8pm to make sure your voice is heard. For questions, contact the appropriate SRTS Coordinator (listed in table above). Please share with friends, family, and other concerned families!