Bike, Pedestrian, and Transportation Safety Education

With the help of our partners at The Street Trust, Safe Routes to School provides pedestrian and bicycle safety instruction at schools throughout the Portland area.
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Traffic Safety in Health Classes

6th Grade Traffic Safety Health Unit

The following resources are now available for 6th grade health teachers.
If you have questions, please contact Lale Santelices at lale.santelices@portlandoregon.gov

Resources for Health Teachers:

Use this version if you cannot download or view the PowerPoint: 

Presentation: 6th Grade Traffic Safety PowerPoint 

Slides with notes: 6th Grade Traffic Safety Notes (PDF)

Handouts:

  • On the Bus Scenarios
  • Three Steps for Assertive Communication
  • 6th Grade Traffic Safety Quiz

Bike Safety Education in PE Classes

6th Grade Bike Safety PE Unit

The following resources are now available for 6th grade health teachers.
If you have questions, please contact Lale Santelices at lale.santelices@portlandoregon.gov

Resources for PE Teachers:

Materials and Handouts:

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Community Ride Resources:

  • Community Ride Maps:
    • George MS
    • Harriet Tubman MS
    • Ockley Green MS
    • Parkrose MS
    • Ron Russell MS
    • Roseway Heights MS
  • Community Ride Protocol

Additional Resources for Teachers:

  • Best Practices
  • Bike Safety Glossary
  • How to Use Volunteer Support While Teaching Bike Safety
  • Student PE/Bike Opt-Out Assignment
  • Student Evaluation Form

Learn to Skateboard

Camps, Classes, and Events

Bring bike and walk education to your school

If your school is interested in offering bike and walk education through a health or physical education class, our staff can provide free "Train the Trainer" education. Depending on schedules, Bike Safety Education can include a fleet of bikes and helmets for students to use during the program. 

For more information, please reach out to us at saferoutes@portlandoregon.gov

Volunteer

On the final day of the bike safety course students participate in a community bike ride. We need volunteers to support teachers and students during the ride. To sign up, contact The Street Trust.

Spring 2020 Volunteer Dates 
 

  • Parkrose MS - Friday, February 28
    1:10 - 3:15 PM
     
  • Roseway Heights MS - Friday, March 13
    9:00 - 12:00 PM
    1:35 - 4:00 PM
     
  • Harriet Tubman MS - Friday, March 13 
    9:10 - 11:15 AM
    11:40 AM - 2:30 PM
    2:45 - 4:00 PM

POSTPONED:

  • Faubion K-8 - Friday, March 20
    9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    12:15 - 1:45 PM

     
  • Bridger Elementary - Friday, April 10
    10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
    12:45 - 3:15 PM

     
  • Lent K-8 - Friday, April 24
    10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
    11:00 AM - 12:25 PM

     
  • Harriet Tubman MS - Friday, April 24
    9:10 - 11:15 AM
    11:40 AM - 2:30 PM
    2:45 - 4:00 PM

     
  • Woodmere Elementary - Friday, May 8
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    1:15 - 2:45 PM
  • Parkrose MS - Friday, May 8 
    1:10 - 3:15 PM

     
  • Roseway Heights MS - Friday, May 8
     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    1:35 - 4:00 PM

     
  • Ron Russell MS - Thursday, May 21
    8:25 - 11:30 AM
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    1:30 - 3:15 PM

     
  • Ron Russell MS - Friday, May 22
    8:25 - 11:30 AM
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    1:30 - 3:15 PM

     
  • Kelly Elementary - Friday, May 22
    8:45 AM - 12:30 PM
    12:155 - 2:25 PM