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An Earth Day Community Walk: Rigler Recap

Rigler Elementary was bustling with activities on Earth Day but parents and students found time to join us on a community walk. We were delighted to see the school active with soccer games, a garden clean up and other earth day events. However, it was unfortunate to hear the challenges of getting to and from the school,  not just for parents and students but also for those who live in the neighborhood. 

Puddles and Timbers at the Scott Elementary Community Walk

Oregon Walks hosted our biggest Healthy Travel Options to School Community Walk, so far, at Scott Elementary on Wednesday, April 19. The walk had a huge turnout from parents, students, and school staff. We were also joined on the walk by Andando en Bicicletas en Cully, City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Director Leah Treat and staff from the Safe Routes to School team, Community Cycling Center, and Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jake Gleeson and Timber Joey in an effort to better understand how students get to and from school and challenges they face.

Community Walks Recap: Cesar Chavez Elementary

 

With our biggest turnout of students, so far,  Cesar Chavez Elementary Community Walk was an incredibly fun success. School staff was able to join and lead us on a typical walking route students use to get home. They were also able to share with us some of the issues the students and parents face when walking to and from school, the most urgent being the need to improve the crossing at N Fessenden St and the Peninsula Crossing Trail. Other issues including the need to restripe the crosswalks located in front of the school. Read below for more from our walk recap. 

(For more background on the Community Walks as part of the Healthy Travel Options to School Plan, see our blog post about Rosa Parks Elementary or visit our programs page here.)

Community Walks Recap: Sitton Elementary

In non-typical Portland fashion, the rain was a no-show for our Community Walk at the Sitton Elementary School. Parents, students, and teachers joined us for a stroll through the neighborhood and shared the challenges they face getting to and from school, and what would make it easier for them and their kids.

(For more background on the Community Walks as part of the Healthy Travel Options to School Plan, see our blog post about Rosa Parks Elementary or visit our programs page here.)