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Safe Routes News - Summer 2011

Dear Friends,

With school almost over and the rain almost gone, it’s time to join the legions of students who are thinking of nothing but summer. This issue of Safe Routes News is full of ideas for keeping you and your family moving this summer.

This issue also proudly features our smuggest headline to date: “Portland Students 800% Better than their National Counterparts.” Coined by colleague Scott, the headline references our parent survey data that shows that Portland students walk to school nearly 300% more and bicycle 800% more than the national average. Aren’t we awesome?

In this issue:

  • Portland is 800% Better
  • Watch Out, The King Lions are Walking
  • New Sidewalks for Capitol Hill School
  • Welcome Reynolds School District!
  • The Power of Playworks (guest article)
  • Sunday Parkways for Families
  • Student Photo Contest
  • and more!


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PS – Thanks for filling out those parent surveys again – we really appreciate it!