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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. Aug 26

    City Council Accepts Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways Assessment Report

    Council action sets the stage to improve existing neighborhood greenways

  2. Aug 24

    Expect additional auto traffic on N Flint Avenue during the school year

    Faubion PK-8 School’s temporary relocation to Harriet Tubman means many more vehicles traveling on this popular bike route

  3. Aug 21

    AARP Introduces NeighborWalks

    Start off on the right foot with this series of guided strolls for people of all ages

  4. Aug 19

    Sunday Parkways returns to Southeast Portland

    Enjoy 7 miles of streets opened up for people to enjoy with active fun

  5. Aug 14

    Take a walk with Portland’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee

    Do you love walking? Have an interest in how decisions relating to walking for transportation and recreation are made in Portland? Here is an opportunity for you!