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Portland Schools Take to the Streets

Middle schoolers walking to Robert Grey school(June 11, 2015)  May is Walk+Bike Challenge Month here in Oregon. In Portland, 50+ elementary, middle and high schools participated by getting to and from school using active transportation. Students tracked their trips and at the middle and high school levels organized activities. Of course Safe Routes to School couldn’t do it without great school coordinators. They organized, promoted, prodded, encouraged and awarded students and families.

Also during last month, Bike Fairies visited schools to thank students and school staff for biking to school as part of National Bike Month. The Bike Fairies legs were tired after visiting 100 schools and placing 1,218 thank you notes on bikes. But the excitement from the students was well worth it.

To really get a feel for what May looks like around schools we’ve included a few pictures to make you smile. To hear more about Safe Routes to School and their middle school program, join us at our next Bike Lunch and Learn - Thursday, June 18th, noon-1pm, City Hall-Lovejoy Room.

Parent volunteers at the winning schoolSkateboards and helmets lined up at Beverly Cleary

Students Bike and Scoot to School