In early June, Dry Hollow Elementary will temporarily restructure their drop-off and pick-up area, cutting back on confusion and making it safer for kids and drivers.
Dry Hollow Elementary School Traffic Calming Project was identified as the short-term Marquee for Blue Zones Project – The Dalles.
The Dry Hollow Elementary Traffic Calming project (DHETCP) is leading our Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Master Plan – the main priority for the BZP Built Environment Committee.
DHETCP will help demonstrate that the city of The Dalles is ready to move forward with The Dalles Safe Routes to School Master Plan. The BZP team is working with School District 21 and the city to leverage HB 2017 (Keep Oregon Moving) funds up to $2 Million for infrastructure construction in 2019 of SRTS.
Because The Dalles Elementary schools are Title 1 schools we qualify for 20/80 infrastructure funds for the SRTS application. The City budget has allocated match dollars for infrastructure. Additionally, the moneys that the School District spends for right-of-way construction on 19th Street will also be considered cash match. We are very close to leveraging $2 Million.
Application for these Transportation SRTS funds will be due August and the moneys awarded in January 2019.
Before and After Drone Footage:
Evidence for Safe Routes to School includes:
• Actively commuting to and from school can improve mental and physical health.
• SRTS has made it safer for students to walk or bike to or
• SRTS can lower healthcare and transportation costs for school districts and families