The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Multnomah County Library invite students from pre-K to 12th grade to design bike lane art for the 2020 “Bike to Books” digital design contest, part of May Bike Month. First-place designs are installed on Portland streets by PBOT striping crews.
Learn how the voter approved Fixing Our Streets program funded $8 million worth of engineering projects to improve how Portland families access schools. Understand how projects were selected and view a map of funded locations.
A Bike Train is a group of students riding their bikes to school, usually with adult supervision. It can be as simple as two families taking turns biking students to school or a structured program with routes, a schedule and meeting locations.
A Walking School Bus is a group of students walking to school together. Students and parents choose to meet at a park or an intersection and then walk from there, usually along the same route. Some families may walk to the meeting spot, others may drive or take transit.
Safe Routes to School works to reduce traffic congestion and harmful idling fumes around schools. The Idle-Free School Toolkit is available to help spread the word that idling is especially hazardous for children and should be reduced around school drop-off and pick-up areas.
Safe Routes to School offers a three-day middle school health unit on transportation safety. The unit features an interactive PowerPoint presentation that covers crash prevention, road etiquette, and how to ride transit.
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