Safe Routes to School K-8 Mode Share, 2006-2014
*etc combines carpool, TriMet, and other mode shares; the dashed lines show walk and bike mode share separate from the combined walk, bike, & roll (scooter/skateboard) value
** Only K-5 students were surveyed fall 2006 through fall 2013; middle school students (6-8 grades) were included beginning spring 2014.
Student Travel Survey
As part of an on-going comprehensive effort to evaluate strategies and procedures, Safe Routes to School surveys parents of K-5 students twice a school year about student travel to and from school. SR2S is required to administer the survey in order to receive federal Safe Routes to School funding. The survey is mailed home to parents in English, Chinese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, or Vietnamese. There are currently 65 Portland schools receiving the survey, a mixture of K-5, 6-8, and K-8 schools.
Download the travel survey questions here:
Each year after the fall survey is complete, SR2S updates school-specific reports to share with families and the school community. This one-page report showcases a school's mode share over time, by distance from home to school, and in comparison to other schools in the same high school cluster. A summary of the fall 2013 survey also reviews the progress thus far of Portland's Safe Routes to School program.
Bike Rack Inventory
In fall 2011 Safe Routes to School began collecting information about the number, quality, and condition of bike parking at schools. As funding and resources become available, this list will help allocate bike racks to schools that need them and ensure that bike parking will be as convenient and accessible as possible at all schools.
Some schools have yet to be surveyed, and several have received bike parking updates since initial inspection. If you have bike rack updates for your school please send them to email@example.com.
Parent-built bike shelter at Glencoe Elementary
For inquiries and access to Portland's Safe Routes to School data contact Taylor Sutton, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-823-4533.