Walk, Bike, Bus... It's the Way to Go!
The Beaverton Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is all about creating safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for youth to walk and roll (skateboard, bike, scooter and bus) to and from schools. This is important for the health and safety of our kids and to foster the creation of livable, vibrant communities. SRTS programs increase physical activity and improve unsafe walking and bicycling conditions on routes to and from school and throughout the community. Find more information about who we are, what we do and why we do it!
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NOVEMNER 2022 FALL BACK NOVEMBER 5TH!
On Sunday, Nov. 5th, we lose an hour and it will be darker earlier. With shorter days this time of year, all
road users should be extra alert to see each other. Here are some suggestions to help everyone stay
safe on the road.
• Wear bright, reective clothing when walking or biking. Walk with eyes and ears open and alert, and
don't assume people driving will see you. Make eye contact before crossing in front of vehicles, and
don’t wear headphones or text while crossing the street.
• Cyclists should make sure to have lights and wear helmets — it is the law, and it helps people see
you and helps keep you safe. Using a bike lane does not guarantee safety, so remain vigilant in traffic.
• Driving or biking? Use extra caution and slow down in the dark and in the rain. Always be alert for
people on foot or bike at intersections, crosswalks (marked and unmarked), bike lanes and in school
zones. Do not text and drive — it’s against the law, carries steep fines and is unsafe for all road users.
OCTOBER 27TH, 2022 BE SAFE, BE SEEN THIS HALLOWEEN!
- Be safe and be seen on Halloween! As you make your trick-or-treat plans this year, include a plan for staying safe while walking and driving at night.
- Wear Reflective tape, use glow sticks, or carry a flashlight so drivers can see you.
- Cross at corners, use traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Look left, look right, and left again.
- Use sidewalks.
- Watch for cars turning or backing up.
- Slow down and be alert.
- Watch out for kids crossing mid-block.
- Keep phones down so you are not distracted.
October 21st, 2022 October Safe Routes to School Newletter
Read our October newsletter to find out how to register for Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day!
OCTOBER 14TH, 2022 FIVE OAKS NEW SCOOTER/SKATEBOARD RACKS
Kudos to Five Oaks Middle School on the installment of their new scooter/skateboard rack! When we asked Principal Kelly Laverne how the project came to fruition, she mentioned that students would previously leave their scooters and skateboards in the office because they were too big to fit in lockers and too bulky to carry around all day. Inspired by a rack at Conestoga, the school decided to prioritize funds to install it as a resource for students and a way to keep the office clear of hazards. In addition to the rack, locks were also purchased to secure their wheels. Well done, Five Oaks!
OCTOBER 7TH, 2022 MAYOR BEATY ISSUES INTERNATIONAL WALK + ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY
Beaverton's Safe Routes to School Program is possible with support from Metro, Oregon Department of Transportation and City of Beaverton. Thank you!