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High school focus group information and sign up

The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Metro are hosting focus groups with high school students to better understand their perspectives on traffic safety.

Update: We have completed focus groups for spring 2021. Stay tuned for the finding report this summer. 

About the virtual focus groups

High school students are invited to participate in a 1-hour focus group via Zoom and will receive a $20 gift card for participating. There are several focus groups dates below to choose from, and are separated by Portland and Metro geographical areas. This study is led by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) and Metro. 

Portland Bureau of Transportation and Metro seeks to better understand barriers and motivations for safe driving and transportation among local youth. Staff would like to hear from a mix of teens who drive and those that do not drive. The purpose is timely because of PBOT’s ongoing efforts to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets.

Focus group dates and times

Led by PBOT:

Thursday, April 8 at 5:00 PM (for Portland students)

Saturday, April 17 at noon (for Portland students)

Thursday, April 22 at 5:00 PM (for Portland students)

Thursday, April 29 at 5:00 PM (for Portland students)

Thursday, May 6 at 5:00 PM (for Portland students)

Thursday, May 13 at 5:00 PM (for Portland students)

Thursday, May 20 at 5:00 PM (for Portland students)

Led by Metro:

Wednesday, April 28 at noon (for Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village students)

Wednesday, May 5 at noon (for Washington County students)

Wednesday, May 12 at noon (for Clackamas County students) 

How to sign up

If you are a student under the age of 18, you will need a parent or guardian to complete the parent consent form in order to participate in the focus groups. The consent form also allows you to select the dates that best work for you. After completing the form with a parent/guardian, staff will contact you to confirm the date and time of your focus group. 

Access the consent form using these links in your parent or guardian's preferred language: 

Focus Group Parent Consent Form



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If you are a high school student and 18 years of age or older, you can complete a consent form using this link:

Consent form for students 18+

Contact us

If you have any questions on Portland focus groups, please contact PBOT focus group staff Xao Xiong at

If you have any questions on Metro focus groups, please contact Metro focus group staff Noel Mickelberry at

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