Every weekday, over 60,000 kids use Portland's streets, sidewalks and bike lanes to get to school. At the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), we are committed to helping these kids get to school safely. A partnership between PBOT, local school districts and schools, community organizations and stakeholders like you, Safe Routes to School promotes walking and bicycling and offers education programs to over 100 schools throughout the city.
In addition to education and encouragement programs, building on-the-ground safety improvements are critical to support safe walking and biking to Portland schools. That is what this plan is all about. It maps out more than 1,200 projects to be built in every part of the city in the coming years.
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Updated map of SRTS Fixing Our Streets Projects
We are happy to share a major milestone in Portland's Safe Routes to School program: an updated map of future Safe Routes to School projects that will make it easier and safer for our kids to walk and bike to school!
This expansion of our Safe Routes to School infrastructure program is thanks to Fixing Our Streets. When Portland voters approved Measure 26-173, the ten-cent gas tax, in 2016, they created the Fixing Our Streets program and a major new funding source for Portland's Safe Routes to School initiative.
To create this map and project list, we listened to you! Last year, we went out to neighborhoods across the city and talked with parents and kids about how they got to school and how we could make their journeys safer. With your input, we have identified 1,200 projects to create a network that connects schools in every high school cluster across the city.
We have already started to build some of these projects and over the next five years, we will be building many more. We will also be working hard to identify more local, state and federal funding to build the rest of the projects.
Find details on projects, routes, and the process at SafeRoutesProjects.com.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions about the process here.
What is Fixing Our Streets? In May 2016, Portland voters passed Measure 26-173, Portland's first local funding source dedicated to fixing our streets for people of all ages and abilities. Fixing Our Streets is projected to raise $64 million for road maintenance and street safety projects across the City of Portland over the next four years. SRTS expects $8 million in investments to make routes safer and more convenient for kids to walk, bike, and roll to school.