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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Safe Routes to School

  • Who walked and biked to school today? Thanks to the thousands of students from all over the city who walked and biked to school on October 8th!

  • Volunteer with Safe Routes There are lots of ways to get involved, from building bike shelters to organizing walking school buses.

  • Get Ready for Bike Safety! Safe Routes to School provides 10 hours of bicycle safety instruction to 4th and 5th graders throughout the city

Portland Safe Routes to School makes walking, biking and rolling around our neighborhoods and schools fun, easy, safe and healthy for all students and families while reducing traffic around schools.

A partnership of the City of Portland, schools, neighborhoods, community organizations and agencies, the Portland's Safe Routes program continues to make a big difference for students and families safety and health.

Since starting in 2005, Safe Routes has expanded from 8 initial partner schools to over 100 partner schools across 5 school districts today. The Safe Routes to School program has increased walking and biking to Portland schools by 35% since 2006.

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  1. Jul 30

    Local bike organizations bring more joy to Sunday Parkways

    Community partners help make the event - and event-goers - roll smoothly

  2. Jul 22

  3. Jul 16

    Special preview of Tilikum Crossing for seniors and people with disabilities

    TriMet has shuttles to and from the event, crossing the Tilikum after Bridge Pedal

  4. Jul 8

    Legacy Health provides low-cost bike helmets

    You can get $6 bike helmets and hear music tonight!

  5. Jun 26

    Three tips for keeping cool while staying active

    An air-conditioned drive may not be the best option during a heat wave