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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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Portland Safe Routes to School - How to Report a School Safety Problem

To help guide the public to real solutions to traffic safety problems, the Portland Bureau of Transportation created a Transportation Safety and Neighborhood Livability Line, 823-SAFE (503-823-7233).

Requests can be phoned in or e-mailed to Calls are generally answered within three working days, Monday through Friday; e-mails are generally responded to within ten days.

This is the best way to report safety problems and concerns at your school. Issues may include but are not limited to concerns about crosswalks, proper signage, visibility, and traffic speed & volume. For examples of service requests please see the Traffic Safety website here.

Note that calls and requests from school principals are prioritized, so try checking in with your school principal to see if you share similar concerns about school traffic safety before submitting your request.

Yard Sign Lender Program

PBOT has several "Share the Road" yard signs available to lend to community residents. Each 18" x 24" sign comes with a steel A-frame for quick and easy display.

To request a sign, residents must complete an I Share the Road pledge form, fill out the Yard Sign Lender Program order form, and include a $25 deposit (to be returned within 15 days after return of the yard sign in good condition). Alternately, you may skip the deposit by sending in six completed pledge forms from neighbors along with the order form.

All signs say "Slow Down! Set the Pace" on one side; choose from three messages for the other side: 

  • Slow Down! Look for kids & seniors
  • Stop for Pedestrians
  • Look for Bikes, Pass Safely

For more information contact Sharon White,

yard sign message options


School Engineering Strategies Reports

Several Safe Routes schools have an Engineering Strategies Report prepared by a City engineer. These reports outline current conditions and suggestions for improvement. At the end of each report is a list of these encouragement, enforcement, and engineering recommendations; some projects are in process or have already been completed.


SE Portland Schools

Abernethy Engineering Report - updated June 2008

Atkinson Engineering Report - updated May 2008

Buckman Engineering Report - updated March 2006

Kelly Engineering Report - updated December 2008

Lewis Engineering Report - updated February 2006

Sunnyside Engineering Report - updated March 2008


SW Portland Schools

Ainsworth Engineering Report - coming soon!

Bridlemile Engineering Report - updated May 2006

Capitol Hill Engineering Report - updated February 2009

Rieke Engineering Report - updated February 2009


North Portland Schools

Beach Engineering Report - updated May 2010

Boise-Eliot Engineering Report - updated May 2006

César Chávez Engineering Report (formerly Clarendon @ Portsmouth) - updated October 2008

Chief Joseph Engineering Report - updated June 2008

Humboldt Engineering Report (school closed after 2011-12 school year) - updated September 2008

Rosa Parks Engineering Report - updated April 2008

Trillium Engineering Report - updated August 2009


NW Portland Schools

Chapman Engineering Report - updated March 2008

Forest Park Engineering Report - updated June 2008


NE Portland Schools

Faubion Engineering Report - updated February 2008

Harvey Scott Engineering Report - updated July 2008

Rigler Engineering Report - updated April 2012

Vestal Engineering Report - updated February 2006


East Portland Schools (outer NE & outer SE)

Gilbert Heights Engineering Report - updated April 2009

Gilbert Park Engineering Report - updated April 2006

Lent Engineering Report - updated October 2008

Mill Park Engineering Report - updated February 2009

Parklane-Oliver Engineering Report - updated November 2013

Prescott Engineering Report - updated May 2006

Russell Engineering Report - updated January 2009

Sacramento Engineering Report - updated April 2008