Being able to get to school safely is a priority shared by families all across the city, including District 8’s, and the City of Austin Public Works’ Safe Routes to School Program is on the case, creating an Infrastructure Report for each City Council district. These reports list and rank projects to help students safely and comfortably walk and bike to elementary and middle schools within each district.
On July 8, Austin Public Works released the draft District 8 Safe Routes to School Infrastructure Report. This report shows recommended projects to improve students’ routes to:
- Baldwin Elementary School
- Baranoff Elementary School
- Boone Elementary School
- Cedar Creek Elementary School
- Clayton Elementary School
- Kiker Elementary School
- Mills Elementary School
- Oak Hill Elementary School
- Patton Elementary School
- Covington Middle School
- Gorzycki Middle School
- Small Middle School
We encourage all interested District 8 families to check out the recommended projects for their schools! If you would like to add a project to the report, you can provide feedback by taking the Safe Routes Projects Survey by Monday July 29, 2019.
District 8 residents can sign up for email updates on the Safe Routes to School Program or learn more about the district’s draft Safe Routes Infrastructure Report, including the public input process that informed the report, here.
We are excited to see all the improvements proposed for District 8, and we look forward to Public Works’ release of the list of highest priority projects to be implemented first, thereby addressing the most critical safety issues for our kids and their families on their way to school.
District 8 Staff Contacts: Brittne Walker, Communications & District Relations Manager; Julie Montgomery, Policy Advisor