Tigard's Safe Routes to School draws walkers, bikers and strollers
Hundreds of Tigard school children and their parents celebrated National Bike to School Day on Wednesday when they biked, rolled and strolled to all eight of Tigard-area elementary and middle schools, all part of Tigard's Safe Routes to School program.
Both Durham Elementary School Principal Rhett Boudreau and physical education instructor Bettina Megowan lead students by foot to school.
At the same time, Tigard Police Chief Kathy McAlpine attended Durham Elementary School activities, walking with a group along Southwest Durham Road. The Tigard Police Department supported most of the biking and walking events with officers at the schools since the department is an active participant in all Safe Routes to Schools activities.
The Safe Routes to School program is grant-funded through a partnership with Metro and the Federal Transit Administration.