• About the Program

    Walk and Roll to School is Hood River County School District’s Safe Routes to School program. This program inspires a culture of walking, rolling and biking to school and afterschool activities for students and caregivers at all 8 schools in the Hood River County School District. To increase walking, rolling and biking to school, we will address a diversity of barriers to families including physical abilities, economic and cultural backgrounds. Concerns about safe streets, intersections and routes to school will be addressed with better bikeways and walkways for all ages, abilities, incomes and cultural backgrounds. 

    The program manager will build partnerships, educate stakeholders and policymakers and help to secure funding for infrastructure that makes walking and rolling to school safe and convenient in Hood River, Odell, Parkdale, Cascade Locks and the County.

    The program manager will offer age-appropriate walking and biking education in the school curriculum. The program manager will collect travel counts at the beginning and end of the school year to evaluate program effectiveness, and create a shared map noting the traffic and safety concerns of caregivers.

    Thanks to the Oregon Department of Transportation Education grant for funding this program!