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About the City of Portland Safe Routes to School program
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With the help of our partners at The Street Trust, Safe Routes to School provides bicycle safety instruction at schools throughout the Portland area.
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The City of Portland wants to see more people using bikes for transportation and has compiled these key resources for keeping your bike safe and secure.
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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.
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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.
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It's important to wear a properly fitting helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash. This page will explain how you can adjust your or your child's helmet to fit properly.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Safe Routes to School team has assembled a list of resources for families to access during the closure of Oregon schools in response to COVID-19.
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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.