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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

Safe Routes to School

Fixing our Streets:  Safe Routes to SchoolEvery weekday, close to 50,000 school kids traverse Portland’s streets to get to school. PBOT’s nationally recognized Safe Routes to School program helps to ensure that they arrive safely.

A partnership between the City of Portland, schools, neighborhoods, community organizations and public agencies, Safe Routes to School serves 180 Portland schools. The program combines educational outreach with targeted street and signal safety improvements along the routes Portland’s kids use to get to school. The goal is to encourage students and their families to get to school in ways that reduce traffic, increase safety and contribute to a cleaner environment. Since 2006, the program has increased walking and biking to Portland schools by 35%.

Thanks to Fixing Our Streets, PBOT will make over eight million dollars in investments to ten high school attendance areas in Portland to make the routes to the schools in these areas safer and more convenient for kids to use.

Project development for these projects is underway. Check back soon for additional details.

Safe Routes to School

 Budget

Safety projects at schools that feed David Douglas HS - ex. Sidewalk infill 130th and 135th

 $1,080,000

Safety projects  at schools that feed into Franklin HS - ex. Traffic calming near Lents ES

 $899,000

Safet projects at schools that feed into Roosevelt/Jefferson HS - ex. Crossing N Smith/Burr

 $786,000

Safety projects at schools that feed into Grant/Jefferson HS - ex. Traffic Calming near Beverly Clearly ES

 $756,000

Safety projects at schools that feed into Cleveland HS - ex. crossing improvements Buckman ES

 $730,000

Safety projects at schools that feed into Madison/Jefferson HS - ex. Crossing improvement Lee ES

 $695,000

Safety projects at schools that feed into Lincoln HS - ex. Shoulder improvements near Forest Park ES

 $682,000

Safety projects at schools that feed into Wilson HS - ex. Crossing improvments near Jackson MS

 $664,000

Safety projects at schools that feed  Parkrose High School - ex. Sidewalk infill near Sacremento ES

 $619,000

Safety projects at schools that feed Reynolds schools - ex. Traffic calming near ES

 $559,000

Safety projects at schools that feed Centennial HS - ex. Infill sidewalk ES, pathwy connection to ES

 $530,000

Total

 $8,000,000