City of Hood River Safe Routes to School
Hood River Middle School Demonstration Pilot Project: August – October, 2023
The City of Hood River and the Hood River County School District have partnered together with the Portland State University (PSU) Better Blocks program, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Anson’s Bike Buddies to develop a 3-month pilot program to demonstrate a safer active transportation network for students of Hood River Middle School.
This Safe Routes to School project will temporarily rearrange sections of the roadways along 17th, May and 18th Streets to demonstrate a 9-foot wide protected, 2-way shared use pathway from Belmont to Sherman Avenues. To accommodate this pathway, drive lanes will be narrowed, and parking will be prohibited on the east side of 18th and 17th streets during the duration of the project. The City will also be installing a temporary stop sign on eastbound May Street at 17th Street, making this intersection an all-way stop.
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The main goal of this Safe Routes to School project is to improve safety for and awareness of students who walk, ride, or roll their way to school, and encourage more students to participate in active transportation to and from school. All of these improvements are being temporarily installed to give the community a chance to experience these new transportation options and to provide the City constructive feedback before the City plans for or invests in future right of way improvements.
The 2020 Hood River Safe Routes to School Plan has been Approved!
The Hood River Safe Routes to School Project Identification Team received your insight and comments on its drafted report. Thank you so much to everyone who took part, with your help Hood Ricer City Council gave their approval of the 2020 Hood River Safe Routes to School Plan in March, 2022!
The City continues to work with partners on its Safe Routes to School implementation. Learn more about projects to make our community safer for children and families as they go to and from school with these detailed StoryMaps:
Please contact Jonathan Skloven-Gill (City of Hood River) if you have any questions:
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For more information about Safe Routes to Schools, visit: oregon.gov/ODOT/Programs/Pages/SRTS.aspx