Traffic Safety Education Programming

A group of four young children on bicycles. They are stopped on the side of a street, wearing helmets, and smiling.
Bicycle and traffic safety education units curated by Portland Safe Routes to School.

Traffic Safety: Train the Trainer

Bring Traffic Safety Education to your students through a health or physical education setting! Safe Routes to School staff will provide free Train the Trainer education to get you started and feeling confident with skills and information.

How it works:

Safe Routes to School staff provide initial training to teachers, then offer in-class support as teachers begin instructing students. Staff are available to observe teachers in class, offer feedback, and help respond to questions. 

Bike Safety Education

Everything you need to teach bike handling skills and road safety awareness in a classroom and outdoor setting. 

  • A fleet of bikes and helmets are available for use during the program. Availability may vary as the bikes rotate between schools across Portland. 
  • Original lessons were intended for middle school-aged students. 
  • Lessons are paired with Oregon Department of Education's Core Physical Education Standards. 

Traffic Safety in the classroom

Two interactive multi-day units covering:

  • health and community benefits of active transportation
  • Oregon traffic safety laws
  • how to ride transit
  • assertive communication in public spaces.

Original lessons intended for middle school-aged students, and are paired with Oregon Department of Education's Core Health Standards and Performance Indicators. 

> Ride Leader Training

Feel confident leading rides for small and large groups. A great option for schools wanting to coordinate family rides, but aren't quite ready to offer Bike Safety Education programming.

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