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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

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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 congestion around schools.

A partnership between the City of Portland, schools, neighborhoods, community organizations and agencies, the Portland's Safe Routes program continues to increase safety and improve health for students and their families. 

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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