This section will be used to keep our community updated on infrastructure improvements that would incorporate safe routes to school recommendations or enhance safety and convenience for walking and rolling children. Examples of infrastructure improvements include protected intersections, protected bikeways (cycletracks), sidepaths, crosswalks, off-road trails and street enhancements for mobility-challenged.
Megan Ramey will use the infrastructure recommendations outlined in the City of Hood River Safe Routes to School plan to advocate and secure funding for the Parks District and City, while encouraging the County to apply for the same ODOT Planning Identification Process grant so schools outside the urban growth boundary and within Cascade Locks, Odell and Parkdale have the same plan.
Concerns about unsafe streets or intersections? Email Megan.Ramey@hoodriver.k12.or.us. Megan is collecting infrastructure concerns from the community on a Google map.
Above: Streetscape design for 12th Street is moving forward in the Heights Urban Renewal process. This streetscape design contained 3 high priority recommendations from the City of Hood River’s Safe Routes to School plan including a 2-way cycletrack on the east side of 12th and the May Street intersections of 12th and 13th.