(Novermber 26, 2014) On Saturday, November 22, 2014, the City of Portland Safe Routes to School program participated in the Fix-it Fair held at Parkrose High School. Every year the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability hosts three Fix-it Fairs. As part of the event, Safe Routes offers free minor bike repair to families. Volunteer mechanics from Bikes for Humanity and Bike Farm were busy repairing 16 bikes, including this adorable scoot bike.
Safe Routes staff were also on hand to promote walking, biking and rolling to school. The Safe Routes program is in over 100 schools in the Portland area working with students through bike and pedestrian safety education, walk and bike encouragement activities, SmartTrips to School, engineering projects, and enforcement.
Safe Routes will offer free minor bike repair at the other two Fix-it Fairs in January and February – thanks to Bikes for Humanity and Bike Farm. Click here for fair dates and locations. For more information regarding Safe Routes to School, check out their website.