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  • Who We Are
    The Portland Safe Routes to School team is a partnership between the Portland Public Schools District (PPS), Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and METRO. We work to create safe, easy, and fun ways for kids to walk, bike, skate, scoot, bus or carpool to school.

    What We Do
    To accomplish our mission, we use the 6 E’s of Safe Routes to School: equity, engagement, education, encouragement, engineering, and evaluation

    Get Involved (link to Get Involved Page)
    Lead a Walking School Bus, volunteer to be a crossing-guard, help with a Walk + Roll to School event or Bike Rodeo, teach kinders to ride bikes, or support a bike safety community ride! There are so many ways to get involved!

    Our Mission is to serve a diverse community of parents, students, and organizations: advocating for and promoting the use of active and shared transportation to and from schools throughout the Portland area. To accomplish our mission, we use the 6 E's of Safe Routes to School.

    Ensuring resources benefit all demographic groups regionally, with special attention to historically underserved populations.

    Listening to students, families, teachers, school leaders.  Working with existing community organizations and building intentional, ongoing engagement opportunities into the program structure.

    Partnering with road authorities to improve the built environment to support safety for students and pedestrians.

    Bike and pedestrian safety in the schools and the community for students and their families.

    Motivating children to use active and shared transportation for their school commute. Activities include Walking School Buses and Walk + Roll to School Day/Challenge.

    Data collection and planning to gauge the effectiveness of our programs and work towards a better future.