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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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Get Involved!

  • Get involved: Volunteer at a Safe Routes event like the Spring Kick-Off

  • Get involved: Start a Walking School Bus and walk with other families a few times per month.

  • Get involved: Ride to school with your student once a month or more.

  • Get involved: Help coordinate the Walk + Bike activities at your student's school. Photo Credit: Annie's Sweet Pea Photography

Volunteering for your child's school is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. If you walk to school (or want to start), see if there are other families that live nearby and want to join you.Try a Walking School Bus!
  2. If you bike to school (or want to start), see if there are other families that live nearby and want to join you. Try a Bike Train!
  3. Organize a simple celebration to thank students who walk, bike and roll to school. Choose a morning to hand out stickers, pencils, hot chocolate, or another small incentive. Here at the Safe Routes headquarters we have incentives for you.

There are other ways to get involved and promote walking, biking, riding transit, and carpooling at your child's school.

  • October is International Walk+Bike to School Day

  • May is Walk+Bike Challenge Month

  • Organize a Park + Walk

  • Join a Community Bike Ride through Bike Safety Education at your child's school. Bike Safety Education is for 4/5th graders and not held at every school. Please email The Street Trust to see if this fun opportunity is available. You can also volunteer for another school if you want - we can always use the help on the rides.

For more information or other volunteer opportunities, please contact us at or 503-823-5358.

Student Volunteers

Students can help out in lots of ways. Check out some ideas here and let us help get you on your way!

Volunteer with Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education

Our friends at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) can always use helping hands during Bike Safety Education community rides and more!

Menu of Safe Routes Resources

A menu of options our Safe Routes staff can assist with to help grow and support your school programs.