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School is back in session! On this page, Safe Routes to School offers resources for families and schools. Plan your trip to/from school and get there safely.
About the Safe Routes to School program at the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
Safe Routes to School welcomes students back for fall 2021! The tips on this page are for all Portland families and students as they prepare to return to classrooms.
Welcome back to school! Safe Routes to School offers resources for students and families to plan their trip to school and get there safely.
Good-bye summer, hello school! On this page, Safe Routes to School offers resources for families to plan their trip to school and get there safely.
The Safe Routes to School invites you to try your route before school starts. Use these tips to prepare for back to school and share on social media.
The Safe Routes to School team created a series of graphics to help schools share information with families and students about the Back to School Text & Win Campaign.
Resources for students participating in the Text & Win Campaign.
Bike safety education materials and handouts for use in a classroom and outdoor setting. Students build handling and road awareness skills through drills and short neighborhood rides.
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.
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 2022 “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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Oregon K-12 schools can use the SchoolPool online tool to match parents and caregivers with other drivers from their school to share rides. Portland Bureau of Transportation's Safe Routes to School program can support schools in connecting with the tool.

Chơi “RECESS”

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RECESS is a Portland Safe Routes to School program offering middle school students activity ideas and wellness tips while they are distance learning.
Learn how the voter-approved Fixing Our Streets program funded $14 million worth of engineering projects to improve how Portland families access schools. Understand how projects were selected and view a map of funded locations.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Metro are hosting focus groups with high school students to better understand their perspectives on traffic safety.
November 14th is Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day. Please work with your school staff if you'd like to help organize a walk in honor of Ruby Bridges for your school community. Order by November 7th to receive your items before November 14th! 
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.
A guide to starting a bike bus by the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Safe Routes to School program.
A guide to starting a park-and-walk by the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Safe Routes to School program.
A guide to starting a walking school bus by the Portland Bureau of Transportation's Safe Routes to School program.
This year International Walk + Roll to School Day is on Wednesday, October 12! Sign up to take part in this fun day celebrating kids and families walking and rolling to school.

It's RECESS time!

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RECESS is over for 2021! Thanks for playing. Feel free to check out and use all the resources.
RECESS is a Portland Safe Routes to School program offering 6th - 9th grade students activity ideas and wellness tips while they are distance learning.
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.