Why Develop a Suggested School Route Program?
Maps for elementary schools within the Plano Independent School District and the Frisco Independent School District have been developed to show the suggested route to school for school children coming from the surrounding residential community. A copy of each school map can be obtained from the city by calling 972-941-7152. Maps are also sent home with students at the beginning of each school year.
Who Developed These Maps?
Suggested school route maps are developed by the City Transportation Engineering Division with input by the Plano Independent School District, Frisco Independent School District, and Public Safety Department. Suggested school routes take into account physical barriers such as railway lines, freeways and high traffic volume streets. They are also designed to take advantage of low volume residential streets, stop signs, traffic signals, adult school crossing guards, pedestrian bridges, and existing sidewalks.
How Do Cross Walks with Adult Crossing Guards Work?
When using crosswalks with adult crossing guards:
- Be alert for traffic - drivers sometimes fail to obey the Crossing Guard stop signs.
- Don't ride bicycles or skateboards across the street - walk them.
- Don't run across the street - always walk.
- Obey the directions of the Crossing Guard.
What are the most important Bicycle Rider’s Rules?
- Always ride single file and watch for opening car doors.
- Always wear a bicycle helmet.
- Be sure the roadway is clear before entering.
- If you must ride your bike at night, be sure your headlight and reflectors are in good condition.
- Keep your bicycle in good mechanical condition (tires, chain, brakes).
- Obey all traffic rules and signs - always give proper hand signals.
- Ride without passengers. Most bicycles are built to carry one person - YOU and you alone.
- Select the safest route to your destination and use it. Avoid busy intersections.
- Walk your bike across busy intersections by using the push button to activate the pedestrian signal.
- Yield the right of way to pedestrians.