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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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Encouragement Programs + Campaigns

  • Encouragement Programs & Campaigns

The Portland Safe Routes to School program offers support to school parents, staff and volunteers to encourage students to actively get to and from school. We conduct trainings, organize events and provide incentives to help get school families moving. Check out some of the specific campaigns and resources below.

Have questions about our campaigns or trainings? We'd love to hear from you!



Portland Safe Routes to School Quick Look

Click on a school to get fast access to the school's map, engineering report, recent survey results, and more. (For higher resolution downloads of the maps visit our maps page To view the map as a full page, click the "expand" icon in the upper right corner of the map.

 red = K-5 elementary; blue = K-8; yellow = 6-8 middle school

Saris Hub Trip Tracker

A hardware and software package to explore and encourage walking, biking, and rolling in your school

Encouragement Options

Are you new to organizing walk, bike, and roll activities at your school? Or do you need some fresh new ideas to jump-start an existing program? SR2S has lots of great ideas to get you started.

Spring Kick-Off

Each Spring, SR2S hosts this free family-friendly event to get families excited about walking and biking to school. Kids and parents can look forward to a bike rodeo, craft table, and networking with other families.

International Walk + Bike to School Day

The first Wednesday of every October, parents and students throughout the city join millions around the world who are improving their health, their community and having a ton of fun by walking or biking to school together.

Walk + Bike Challenge Month

Join this statewide challenge that pits students at K-8 schools against college students. Who can walk and bike more in May? Participation is easy and free!

Bike Train Campaign

A Bike Train is an organized group of students who ride into school together (with adult supervision). Based on the Walking School Bus model, the Bike Train is an easy way to get a group of kids in your neighborhood more active. Click above to learn more.

Walking School Bus Campaign

A Walking School Bus is just like a regular school bus, but without the walls and seats, and instead of wheels, we use our feet. Learn more about how to get a Walking School Bus / Bike Train at your neighborhood school.

Park + Walk Campaign

Park + Walk encourages parents driving to school to drop-off or pick-up their children 2-4 blocks away from school. Learn more about how to get Stop + Walk at your neighborhood school.