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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

  • Walk + Bike to School Day, October 7th! Sign your school up today!

  • 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

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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. Oct 5

  2. Oct 2

    Celebrate Walktober!

    Enjoy a walk this month - or lead a walk for others to enjoy

  3. Sep 28

    Idling Gets You Nowhere

    10 seconds of idling your car wastes more gas than restarting

  4. Sep 21

    Sunday Parkways, salmon, and a shiny new bridge

    Final Sunday Parkways event of the season happens on September 27th!

  5. Sep 16

    Summer memories - Safe Routes to School bike camps

    Students learned how to get around their neighborhood while learning to ride safely.