The other week, the Portland Tribune ran an article about Lake Grove School in Lake Oswego. Families at Lake Grove School are taking the Walk+Bike Challenge to heart and have encouraged biking in the area! Karen Chi, parent and Walk+Bike Challenge coordinator, led the charge as the whole community got involved.
“It’s just a way to encourage students and families to lead happy, healthy lifestyles,” Karen said. “It’s a way to get some info to the city of Lake Oswego as to how many kids walk and bike to school in the hopes that maybe there will be improvements for bike safety and sidewalks.”
Lake Grove Elementary is surrounded by two high-traffic roads — Boones Ferry Road and Kruse Way — yet there are no school crosswalks across either.
According to Karen, she hopes that with the recent pass of a bond measure to revitalize the Lake Grove section of Boones Ferry Road, the city of Lake Oswego will create safer pedestrian and bikeways.
Beth Otto, a Lake Oswego resident and city sustainable intern, is further promoting cycling in the area with the Lake Oswego 100-Mile Challenge.
And thank you, Karen, for your leadership and energy!