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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland SRTS brochure

What does Portland's Safe Routes to School program have to offer? See how you can get involved.

SRTS Resource Menu


A handy recap of the campaigns, events, and other materials SRTS can offer to help parents and school staff get organized.

The Talk

How young is too young for students to walk and bike to school? There is no right answer but The Talk will help you think about these options for your student.

Getting There

Tips for how to get around and stay safe, highlighting PBOT's neighborhood maps.

Pedestrian Safety Tips 

Did you know in Portland every corner is a crosswalk? Learn this and more, plus tips for kids and families.

Includes short translation into several languages on page 2!

Safe Biking Student Handbook

A student guide for biking in traffic; includes lane positioning, turn signals, and helmet fitting.

 Lock Your Bike

Proper technique for locking your bike up tight; includes space for recording important information in case your bike does get stolen.

 Family Biking Guide

A how-to manual for all stages of family biking. See what options are available for hauling kids on your bike, and what to know when your children start riding on their own. 

Low-Cost Biking Resources

How and where to find lower cost items for biking, including helmets, lights, tune-ups, training tips, and more.

Skateboarding in Portland

Tips, tricks and laws for skateboarding around Portland, including a list of skateparks.

School Bus Safety Tips

Practical tips for students riding the school bus including where to wait for the bus and how to behave on board.

TriMet: How to Ride

Produced by PBOT, this worksheet will walk you through your first TriMet bus, MAX or WES trip to ensure a successful and enjoyable experience.

Riding TriMet with Kids

Helpful tips to help you take those first few steps onto the bus with young children. You can do it!

TriMet Low-Income Fare Guide

A guide to TriMet's low-income fare. See if you qualify - you could save up to 72% off regular fare price!

Park + Walk

Not able to walk or bike all the way to school? Try driving part way then walk the rest. This guide will help parents get on board.

Carpool to School 

Getting to school is more fun with more friends! Try these tips for getting a carpool to school started.

Idle Free School Zones 

Facts about engine idling and options for getting to school without the car.

School Parking Program

Learn about the safety issues during pick-up & drop-off and why you shouldn't park or idle in certain areas. Let's keep everyone safe!

SRTS publications