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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. May 20

    "Every Bike Counts" event finds biking never sleeps in Portland

    City's first 24-hour bike count shows ridership every hour of the day

  2. May 12

    Portland Employer Bike Summit – You’re Invited

    Engaging businesses to reclaim Portland’s status as the nation’s unrivaled bike leader.

  3. May 8

  4. Apr 29

    Safe Routes to School Spring Kick-off a total success!

    Families learned the joys of biking and walking to school and discovered a new park.

  5. Apr 23

    PDX Bike Month returns in May

    And we’re kicking it off on April 24th!