Philomath Safe Routes to School
The Philomath Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Plan aims to create a system of preferred routes that will reduce the impacts of barriers to bicycle and pedestrian movement for children such as the Highway 20/34 couplet. The SRTS Plan will serve the children of Philomath by providing an improved system of preferred routes that will help them walk and bicycle to school safely and efficiently.
Philomath has the foundation of a sound bicycle and pedestrian transportation network with bike lanes on Main, Applegate, and 19th Streets in addition to the Hunsaker Bikeway which connects Philomath to Corvallis. Many of Philomath’s local streets such as Pioneer, College and Applegate Streets also provide good parallel walking and bicycling routes with low traffic volumes and speeds.
However, several obstacles to children walking and bicycling to school exist. Gaps exist in the sidewalk network along key routes that children use to walk to school, crossing the highway remains a concern for some parents and children, and traffic speeds and volumes along Highway 20/34 make these bicycle lanes inappropriate for younger bicyclists. For these reasons, the SRTS Plan will identify the location and type of improvements necessary to provide a safe route for students in all areas of the city to access Philomath’s schools.
How can you help us? MARK THE MAP!
The map below shows existing bike lanes (Blue), exsiting multi-use paths (Purple), and the Previously Proposed Safe Routes to School routes (Green).
Please review the potential Safe Routes to School Routes that have been identified through past planning efforts and help us identify potential constraints and opportunities to improvethe pedestrian and bicycle facilities along these routes.
Click on the red push pins to see what others have posted!
Then, join us for an Open House on September 29th, 2010 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!