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News Blog: 🌹 Everything’s Coming Up Roses 🌹

Learn about 2020 Central City in Motion transit priority projects at upcoming open houses in February and March

News Release: Fixing Our Streets Oversight Committee unanimously endorses continuation of Fixing Our Streets investments, supports proposal for City Council to refer to May 2020 ballot

Business for a Better Portland, Oregon Walks, 1000 Friends of Oregon, Rosewood Initiative, The Street Trust, the Northwest District Association, Professional & Technical Employees Local 17, and the City of Portland’s Pedestrian and Bicycle advisory committees join growing endorsement list for referral

News Blog: Investing in East Portland in 2020 and beyond

PBOT will construct 14 additional projects in East Portland in 2020, investing another $45 million in safer and improved streets

News Release: Downtown SmartPark all-day rates to change on Nov. 18th

New rates to encourage more turnover in garages designed for short-term needs of downtown shoppers, visitors, and business clients. Short-term parking rates will remain the same.

Traffic Advisory: N Denver Avenue now open in both directions

The N Denver Avenue paving project is funded by Fixing Our Streets, the first local funding source in Portland’s history dedicated exclusively to the city’s transportation needs

Traffic Advisory: Final paving work scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11 on N Denver Avenue from Lombard to Watts streets

The N Denver Avenue paving project is funded by Fixing Our Streets, the first local funding source in Portland’s history dedicated exclusively to the city’s transportation needs

News Release: Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly break ground on the new Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge over I-84

When completed in spring 2021, the Blumenauer Bridge will provide a vital link between two of Portland’s fastest growing neighborhoods.

News Release: NE 47th Avenue, one of Portland’s most deteriorated streets, is getting an upgrade

The improvements are the result of a partnership between PBOT, Portland Parks & Recreation, the Portland Water Bureau, the Bureau of Environmental Services, and adjacent property owners.

Traffic Advisory: A smoother street is coming to N Williams Avenue from Stanton to Cook streets, thanks to Fixing Our Streets

To complete the paving work, N Williams Avenue will be closed to all traffic from Friday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. to Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 a.m.

Traffic Advisory: Construction activities clean-up on SW Capitol Highway this week

Construction will take place Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Sunday, Oct. 27

News Blog: A new directive for Portland's crosswalks

PBOT crews have begun installing new high-visibility crosswalks to heighten safety and visibility for pedestrians

News Release: Construction begins on highly anticipated N Greeley Avenue Multiuse Path and Paving Project, paid for by Fixing Our Streets

The project will increase safety for freight, motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic

News Release: Safer crossings, rapid-flashing beacon coming to NE Sandy Boulevard and 31st Avenue, thanks to Fixing Our Streets

This project was made possible by Fixing our Streets, a voter-approved 10-cent gas tax for restoring our streets and making them safer.

News Blog: New Safe Routes to School projects make walking and rolling safer for young Portlanders, thanks to Fixing Our Streets

12 Safe Routes to School projects were constructed over the summer break and there are more on the way

News Release: SW Portland’s most dangerous street for biking is getting a safety update

The most southwestern stretch of SW Capitol Highway will be restriped to improve safety for all travelers along the corridor.

News Release: Safer crossings, smoother street coming to N Denver Avenue thanks to Fixing Our Streets

Preventative maintenance saves Portlanders money by avoiding the more costly repairs of streets that have failed

News Release: Multnomah County and PBOT remind people to travel safely this Labor Day holiday

This year, 36 people have died in crashes on Portland streets—the most deaths at this point in the year since at least 2015.

News Blog: Build healthy habits and fight climate change with these back-to-school walk and roll tips from PBOT’s Safe Routes to School program

Switching one car trip to one walk or bike trip each week can benefit your child’s health, their ability to learn, and the air they breathe. It also helps reduce traffic congestion around your school and neighborhood.

PBOT News Release: Two e-scooter companies qualify for modest fleet expansion

Bird qualifies for 525 e-scooters, expected to deploy today

News Blog: Transform a parking space into a park for PARK(ing) Day 2019

Applications are open! Apply to participate for FREE by September 13.

Traffic Advisory: Demonstrations downtown may lead to limited road closures Saturday, Aug. 17

Mayor Wheeler invites all Portlanders to gather at community events across the city

News Release: New bus-only lane coming to NW Everett Street this weekend

The new Business Access and Transit Lane will speed up trips for thousands of transit riders whose buses cross the Steel Bridge

News Blog: Pedestrians over age 65 at greater risk of dying in Portland traffic crashes

In the last five years, adults ages 65 or older made up 26% of pedestrian traffic deaths in Portland

News Blog: Central City in Motion bus and bike improvements to be showcased at July 23 open house

Six featured projects will make it easier to get around our growing central city

News Release: Construction on a safer NE 102nd Avenue begins Monday

The project is another example of Fixing Our Streets funding in action

News Release: Long-awaited traffic signal coming soon to NE 122nd Avenue and Marine Drive

The signal and other improvements will help move traffic more easily and safely

Traffic Advisory: Paving begins in Multnomah Village for the SW Capitol Highway Paving Project

Coming soon: A smoother, safer and more accessible street for all.

PBOT News Blog: PBOT urges everyone to travel safe this holiday weekend

"Struck" safety campaign returns to the airwaves on Monday

News Blog: Developing a strategy for safe streets and a growing city in East Portland

How do you feel when you travel the major streets of East Portland?

Traffic Advisory: A smoother street coming to NE Riverside Way from NE 21st Avenue to NE 33rd Drive starting today

The lane closures will allow crews to grind and pave 1.7 lane miles of pavement.

News Blog: $6M project brings new neighborhood greenway, pedestrian signals, sidewalks and curb ramps to East Portland and SE Division

Soon you’ll be able to bike between nine different schools and five parks on the new 130’s Neighborhood Greenway

News Blog: Fixing Our Streets Program funds fundamental grind and pave projects that help everyone

Essential stewardship of the City of Portland's largest and most valuable asset

New Release: Quicker bus trips, safer cycling thanks to first Central City in Motion project on SW Madison

This project is being installed only 6 months after City Council's approval of Central City in Motion.

Portland Aerial Tram Report May 1, 2019

Body Panel Dislocation Incident: date December 4th, 2018

News Release: E-scooters return to Portland streets today

Three companies -- Bolt, Lime and Spin -- will have permits today; four other companies may follow in coming weeks.

News Blog: How does PedPDX decide where we build sidewalks and mark crosswalks?

Take a deep dive into PBOT's data-based approach to building new sidewalks and marked crossings

News Release: Sunday Parkways returns for a 12th season

The season kicks off on May 19 in Southeast Portland

News Blog: PBOT releases draft Southwest in Motion Plan for public review

Southwest in Motion charts a course for a future Southwest Portland where residents have a range of safe and reliable transportation choices

News Release: Road Work Ahead: City of Portland celebrates National Work Zone Awareness Week with tips for safe travel in work zones

New video shares perspectives of PBOT crew members on importance of work zone safety and how Portlanders can help keep city crews safe.

News Release: PBOT announces two projects for new, safer connections through inner NE Portland neighborhoods

Guided by the citywide racial equity goals, PBOT releases a plan to address the needs of everyone in the neighborhood.

News Release: PBOT, Portland Police Bureau encourage Portlanders to take a Safe Ride Home on St. Patrick's Day

City program offers discounted travel options for holiday revelers this Saturday, March 16

News Blog: BIKETOWN continues to attract Portlanders to biking; nearly 400k bike trips taken in 2018

Portland’s bike-share ridership grew 28 percent 2018, with an 87 percent increase in annual members.

News Release: PBOT releases PedPDX, Portland's Citywide Pedestrian Plan, for public review

When adopted, the plan will replace the city’s current pedestrian plan, which was last updated in 1998.

News Release: PBOT and the Gateway community celebrate beginning of a new transportation era

The Halsey-Weidler Streetscape Project and multiple other transportation improvements to bring safety, accessibility to the neighborhood in the coming year

News Blog: Design underway for SE 136th Avenue paving and sidewalks, PBOT's largest Fixing Our Streets project

SE 136th Avenue Paving and Sidewalks to Opportunity project will provide a smooth street and improve access for people walking and biking in East Portland

News Release: Eastbank Esplanade Improvements: Temporary Closure Ahead

Maintenance and repair work begin February 1 – use Better Naito for detour

News Release: SmartPark garages closed on Christmas Day

On-street parking will be free at parking meters on Christmas Day.

Traffic Advisory: Fixing Our Streets base repair project on SE 17th Ave completed five days ahead of schedule

This is the 135th Fixing Our Streets base repair project completed in 2018.

News Release: BIKETOWN invites riders to “Pay It Forward” this holiday season

This season BIKETOWN members and account holders can donate surplus credits to help cover the first month of membership for BIKETOWN for All members.

News Release: Shoppers driving Downtown encouraged to use SmartPark garages for holiday weekend

The City will not charge at the meters for on-street parking on Thanksgiving Day.

News Release: PBOT penalizes e-scooter company Skip for failing to serve East Portland, violating pilot program rules

Skip failed to provide at least 100 e-scooters a day in East Portland as required by the program. It also failed to deploy at least 90 percent of the total number of e-scooters the company has permits for, in violation of the program's rules.

News Release: City Council considers major step forward for Southwest Corridor MAX line, affordable housing

Long-anticipated $2-plus billion project would link Portland, Tigard and Tualatin

News Release: PBOT releases results of E-Scooter User Survey

Survey of nearly 75,000 scooter users is first major part on PBOT’s ongoing evaluation of Portland’s 120 day e-scooter pilot

News Blog: Another record-breaking year for PBOT's Sunday Parkways program

Help us plan for 2019 by taking the Sunday Parkways post-season survey

News Blog: Better Naito to close on September 23

Starting this week, the public will have a chance to weigh in on a permanent version of Better Naito - one of 18 projects under consideration in Central City in Motion project.

Traffic Advisory: Paving on N Williams Avenue from N Beech Street to N Killingsworth Street from September 4 through 18

People biking will be detoured to NE Cleveland Avenue for the project's duration.

Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on SW Vermont Street on August 30-31

The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all lane closures and directions by reader boards and flaggers, and use alternate routes if possible.

News Release: Outer Northeast Sunday Parkways and the WALK with Refugees and Immigrants celebrate New Portlanders, the diversity of Portland and the importance of community

This 7-mile traffic-free, family-friendly route takes riders, runners, rollers and walkers on a tour of East Holladay, Thompson City and Knott City Parks and introduces the newly opened Gateway Discovery Park.

Traffic Advisory: Ramp connecting SW Capitol Highway to SW Barbur Boulevard reopens today after repairs to bridge deck

(August 15, 2018) The SW Capitol Highway flyover ramp connecting to SW Barbur Boulevard was reopened today at about 2 p.m., after Portland Bureau of Transportation crews completed repairs to the structure nearly two weeks ahead of schedule. A hole in the bridge, discovered on July 19, led to an immediate closure to all traffic with reopening set for August 27. Thanks to Portland Bureau of Transportation crews, deteriorated concrete around an eight-inch hole in the deck of the flyover ramp connec

News Blog: After 20 years, the City of Portland's Bicycle Parking Code is getting an update

Read and comment on the Bicycle Parking Code Update Project Discussion Draft by October 1, 2018

News Release: PBOT issues first e-scooter permits as part of new pilot program

With permits issued, e-scooters will soon be available on Portland's streets

News Blog: Announcing the winners of the 2018 Bike to Books Coloring Contest

Winning art will be displayed at Portland City Hall from August 7-17, 2018

News Release: PBOT launches application for four-month e-scooter pilot program

The first such pilot in Oregon, shared electric scooters could begin operating in Portland by the end of July.

News Release: Commissioner Saltzman, PBOT Director Leah Treat and community members celebrate three Fixing Our Streets sidewalk projects in East Portland

The projects, funded by the Fixing Our Streets program, close critical gaps in sidewalks along SE Flavel Street, NE 102nd Avenue and SE 112th Avenue and add 16 new ADA-compliant curb ramps.

Traffic Advisory: Foster Transportation and Streetscape Project begins this week with restriping of SE Foster Road from SE 52nd Avenue to SE 82nd Avenue

Crews will be doing night work on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights from approximately 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. to restripe Foster from SE 52nd Avenue to SE 82nd Avenue to create a new center turn lane.

News Blog: Safe Routes to School announces 88 safety and improvement projects funded by Fixing Our Streets

Safe Routes identified over 1,200 projects along the Primary Investment Routes throughout the city. Projects not funded by Fixing Our Streets will be incorporated into and built by other planned City improvements or will need additional funding to be implemented.

News Release: BIKETOWN Expands Further East, Lowers and Simplifies Pricing

BIKETOWN service area to soon include eastside Portland neighborhoods along the 50s Bikeway

News Blog: Major transportation improvements coming to East Portland through PBOT's East Portland Access to Employment and Education Project

While Portland Bureau of Transportation crews jump into the 2018 construction season, the planning and design of future projects continues as the bureau looks toward 2019. One such project is the East Portland Access to Employment & Education (EPAEE) project.

News Blog: PBOT expands block party pilot area for 2018 season

Holding a safe and fun block party in your neighborhood has never been easier!

Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on N Ainsworth Street from N Greeley Avenue to N Williams Avenue through May 4

The public is advised to expect delays and heavy equipment, travel cautiously, and observe all work zone signage.

Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on SE Holgate Boulevard from SE 63rd Avenue to SE 67th Avenue through May 5th

The public is advised to expect delays and heavy equipment, travel cautiously, and observe all work zone signage.

News Release: Ride Free in May! BIKETOWN celebrates Bike Month with free rides for all

Adaptive BIKETOWN and BIKETOWN For All also included in the celebratory promotion

News Blog: Half a million rides and counting! BIKETOWN Releases Trip Data

Data release lets Portlanders crunch the numbers about various aspects of the BIKETOWN experience

News Release: PBOT partners with Portland startup Ride Report for bicycle data collection

New tool will help inform the planning and evaluation of bureau bicycle projects and programs.

Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on SW Jefferson from SW Park Ave to SW 20th Ave through April 14

The lane closures will allow crews to repave 2.62 lane miles of pavement.

News Release: SE 50th Avenue Paving Project kicks off 2018 Fixing Our Streets construction season

PBOT to invest a total of $105 million in capital projects, street repair and safety between now and September 2018

News Blog: How do you walk? Exploring Portland's walking experience

New video series follows eight Portlanders with differing abilities as they explain what walking means to them.

News Blog: Open Now: Central City in Motion online open house launches today

Open house is first in series of opportunities for public feedback as PBOT develops plan for strategic transportation investments in Portland’s Central City

News Release: PBOT, Portland Police Bureau encourage Portlanders to take a Safe Ride Home on St. Patrick's Day

City program offers discounted travel options for St. Patrick's Day this Saturday, March 17.

News Blog: Changes to Portland in the Streets program to help Portlanders create and activate unique neighborhood spaces

Council-approved amendments to City code and Administrative Rules make way for new programming this spring and summer.

News Release: Better Naito returns for 2018; new report shows almost 400k trips taken by people biking during 2017 season

The project will return for another five-month season, making walking and biking to Waterfront Park events safer from May 1 to September 30, 2018

Winter Weather Travel Advisory: Snow accumulation above 500 feet on Friday night could impact travel

PBOT crews will patrol streets at 500' and above, applying de-icer and road salt as needed. Snow plows will also patrol streets above 500'.

Winter Weather Travel Advisory: Snow to impact Wednesday night travel, Thursday morning commute

For the first time, PBOT hires private contractors to help plow routes Don't pass plows: Private vehicles causing road hazards

Winter Weather Travel Advisory: Snow to impact Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning commute

Parking amnesty in Portland's parking meter districts to begin at 3 p.m.

News Blog: Portland's Transportation Wallet now available in NW Portland

PBOT expands its Transportation Wallet program by partnering with the NW Parking District to manage parking demand and reduce congestion

Winter Weather Travel Advisory: Presidents' Day may get off to an icy, slick start and PBOT urges Portlanders to use caution when traveling

Winter weather and slick road conditions possible starting Sunday, February 18th and continuing into Presidents' Day holiday

News Release: PBOT and Design Week Portland partner for a special Park(ing) Day on April 14

Portlanders are invited to transform parking spaces throughout the city into temporary art and design spaces.

News Blog: Portlanders on budget committee bring invaluable perspective to PBOT

College student learning about transportation bureau finds lofty ideas trickling down to "concrete" projects

News Release: PBOT announces $100,000 in community projects to fund safety, placemaking, innovation and equity

Eleven projects will be funded in 2018, supporting community-led transportation initiatives.

News Blog: Big changes coming to SW Naito Parkway thanks to Fixing Our Streets

Open house on Wednesday, January 10 to showcase PBOT's plan to repave, rebuild and reconfigure SW Naito Parkway from I-405 to SW Jefferson Street.

News Blog: Portlanders choose to take a Safe Ride Home on New Year’s Eve

Thousands take advantage of free and discounted travel options for New Year's Eve

News Release: PBOT, Portland Police Bureau encourage Portlanders to take a Safe Ride Home on New Year's Eve

City program offers free and discounted travel options for New Year's Eve revelers

Alert: PBOT prepares for possible flooding on Johnson Creek

Potential for limited flooding along Johnson Creek between 10:00 p.m. tonight through the evening of Friday, December 29.

Winter Weather Travel Advisory: PBOT warns public to expect freeze again Tuesday night, with possibility of additional precipitation

Snow chains restriction remains in place overnight for W Burnside in Portland, SW Barnes Road in Washington County

Winter Weather Travel Advisory: PBOT urges Portlanders to use caution when traveling over holiday weekend

Winter weather and slick road conditions possible through Monday, December 25

News Blog: Introducing Sullivan’s Crossing, a new biking and walking bridge over I-84

See design examples and speak to PBOT staff about the new bridge project at an open house on Tuesday, December 5.

News Blog: Youth-designed bike lane art hits the streets of Portland

Four winning designs, chosen from almost 200 entries, installed in bike lanes around the city.

News Release: PBOT and PPS celebrate International Walk + Roll to School Day

Since 2006, PBOT’s Safe Routes to Schools program has increased walking and biking to Portland schools by 35%

News Blog: Thanks for another great season of Better Naito

During peak afternoon traffic, one in three northbound commuters on Naito Parkway traveled by bike. No significant delays to vehicle travel times on Naito Parkway during the Better Naito season.

News Release: Motivate and BIKETOWN Launch September #womenwhobike Campaign

Campaign Celebrating Women’s Bike Month Will Encourage Women to Give Bike Share a Try with Special Events Across the Nation

Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on SW Sam Jackson Park Road from SW 9th Avenue to SW Campus Drive, September 9-12

The lane closures will allow crews to grind and pave .81 lane miles of pavement.

News Release: Traffic safety reminders for Labor Day Weekend

Safety tips to combat a growing public health issue

News Release: PBOT Announces Portland in the Streets Community Grant Program

$100,000 available to community and neighborhood groups for safety, beautification and trails projects.

PBOT News Blog: Help PBOT understand how people use Portland's bike corrals

PBOT currently has more on-street bike parking spaces than any other North American city – over 2,000!

News Release: Portland Bureau of Transportation launches Parking Kitty, a new app that allows drivers to pay for parking using their smart phones

Developed in partnership with Portland State University and Portland Parks & Recreation, Parking Kitty can also be used in PSU parking garages and Washington Park.

News Release: PBOT, Multnomah County Library and Metro celebrate Bike Month with “Bike to Books” coloring contest and bike light giveaway

Contest winners’ art will be installed in Portland’s bike lanes, adding to the City’s well-known collection of whimsical bike lane designs.

Traffic Advisory: Street improvements on NE 102nd Avenue: E Burnside Street to NE Weidler Street, May 1 - 5

The lane closures will allow crews to repave 4.1 lane miles of pavement that was previously ground down.

News Release: Mayor Wheeler, Commissioner Saltzman launch Smart Autonomous Vehicles Initiative

With this initiative, they directed the Portland Bureau of Transportation to develop autonomous vehicle policies and solicit proposals from companies that would test autonomous vehicles on Portland streets by the end of the year.

News Release: BIKETOWN 2016 Report: Survey shows BIKETOWN supports local business, tourism and reduces car trips

BIKETOWN data shows Portlanders and visitors take 160,000 trips in five and a half months

News Blog: Portland to host International Open Streets Summit

The open streets movement is at tipping point as an international phenomenon. Let's open our streets and reshape our communities!

Get ready for Pedalpalooza

Pedalpalooza starts tomorrow - marks 14 years of bringing bikey fun to Portland!

Get Rolling: On-bike riding skills class

Are you or someone you know looking to up your urban bike riding skills?

Clinton Neighborhood Greenway Enhancement Project

We want to know your thoughts - please take our evaluation survey by June, 2016.

Portland Sunday Parkways is here!

Come celebrate Portland in the streets at Sunday Parkways.

Portland Employers Bike Summit - Join us!

Join employers and leaders for the 5th annual summit

Safe Routes kicks-off spring with Walk + Roll Fair

Portland Safe Routes to School and community partners enjoyed a successful day at the Walk + Roll Fair on Saturday.

Crosswalk education and enforcement action aimed at making Portland streets safer

Crosswalk action planned for SE 82nd Ave at SE Cooper St on Tuesday, April 26, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Portland Safe Routes to School gears up for May

Not only is May National Bike Month and the new home for the Bike More Challenge, it is also Walk + Bike to School Challenge Month! See what Safe Routes has planned.

Portland SmartTrips reaches new movers

Portland SmartTrips welcomes new movers with offer to order customized travel tools and information they need to get around Portland actively.

Bike Month returns - with some exciting changes

A books and bikes promotion, the new Bike More Challenge, and a party to kick it all off!

Be an Active Transportation Ambassador

Are you moved by Transportation? Become an ambassador for walking, biking and transit.

April's walking holidays encourage healthy habits

The sun is out, April is just around the corner, and with it comes plenty of excuses to get out and walk!

City and partners offer driver safety class for New Portlander community

Driver education for new immigrants, refugees and English language learners

Help PBOT locate bike share stations

Help us whittle 300 possible station locations down to 100 - comment online or at an open house

Portland to host International Open Streets Summit in August - Save the date!

Summit organizers are actively seeking presentation proposals for the three day event.

Top three reasons you should attend the February Fix-It Fair

Free lunch and childcare, basic bike repair, classes offered in Spanish!

2016 Sunday Parkways dates announced

5 opportunities to take to the streets in fine Portland fashion

Education and enforcement action planned on SE 82nd ahead of safety improvements

A new crossing is on the way but people on foot and in vehicles are reminded to use care now.

Teaching safety to kids most at risk

Safe Routes to School Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education - Our work with Title IA schools

Start your New Year at the Fix-It Fair on 1/23

Get a healthy and economical start to the New Year with the Fix-It Fair this weekend!

3 ways to travel safe on New Year's Eve

Be carfree and carefree while ringing in 2016!

Open House for draft Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Make your voice heard and help Oregon plan for the future

Up your visibility game

With fewer daylight hours and rainy weather, be seen to be safe

Street Seats now accepting applications for 2016

Visit the Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 2 for in-depth information

Fix-It Fairs = Free community resources

Workshops, information, door prizes, bike repair - even free lunch!

Be Seen and Be Safe as daylight wanes

Daylight Savings time ends Oct. 31 so night falls sooner on evening commutes

Portland counts bikes!

The humble clipboard and the mighty volunteer capture the data we need

PBOT highlights White Cane Day, October 15, with crosswalk education and enforcement action

Do you know Oregon's crosswalk law and the special protection afforded white cane users?

International Walk+Bike to School Day in Portland (cute pictures alert)

Soggy weather could not deter students from rolling and strolling to school

Streetcar Mobile Musicfest rolls on Saturday, Oct. 10

Celebrate art and public transit in Portland!

Celebrate Walktober!

Enjoy a walk this month - or lead a walk for others to enjoy

Idling Gets You Nowhere

10 seconds of idling your car wastes more gas than restarting

Sunday Parkways, salmon, and a shiny new bridge

Final Sunday Parkways event of the season happens on September 27th!

Summer memories - Safe Routes to School bike camps

Students learned how to get around their neighborhood while learning to ride safely.

Portland’s Balch Gulch Bridge Project Named to APWA 2015 Public Works Projects of the Year

The Balch Gulch Bridge at NW Thurman Street Rehabilitation Project was awarded the APWA Project of the Year in the Historical Restoration/Preservation category at a cost less than $5 million.

City Council Accepts Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways Assessment Report

Council action sets the stage to improve existing neighborhood greenways

Expect additional auto traffic on N Flint Avenue during the school year

Faubion PK-8 School’s temporary relocation to Harriet Tubman means many more vehicles traveling on this popular bike route

AARP Introduces NeighborWalks

Start off on the right foot with this series of guided strolls for people of all ages

Sunday Parkways returns to Southeast Portland

Enjoy 7 miles of streets opened up for people to enjoy with active fun

Take a walk with Portland’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Do you love walking? Have an interest in how decisions relating to walking for transportation and recreation are made in Portland? Here is an opportunity for you!

Affordable bike helmets + fire trucks to climb on!

Legacy Family Wellness Fair is fun for the whole family

Local bike organizations bring more joy to Sunday Parkways

Community partners help make the event - and event-goers - roll smoothly

Special preview of Tilikum Crossing for seniors and people with disabilities

TriMet has shuttles to and from the event, crossing the Tilikum after Bridge Pedal

Legacy Health provides low-cost bike helmets

You can get $6 bike helmets and hear music tonight!

Three tips for keeping cool while staying active

An air-conditioned drive may not be the best option during a heat wave

Music and Sunday Parkways – Two great things that go great together!

Enjoy an international festival while listening to local talent

Portland Schools Take to the Streets

Walk+Bike Challenge Month a big hit with the kids

"Every Bike Counts" event finds biking never sleeps in Portland

City's first 24-hour bike count shows ridership every hour of the day

Portland Employer Bike Summit – You’re Invited

Engaging businesses to reclaim Portland’s status as the nation’s unrivaled bike leader.

Safe Routes to School Spring Kick-off a total success!

Families learned the joys of biking and walking to school and discovered a new park.

PDX Bike Month returns in May

And we’re kicking it off on April 24th!

Calling all future Active Transportation Ambassadors!

Volunteer with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, meet interesting people, and share your love of the city.

Neighborhood Greenway sign identification project

New signs help road users identify they are on a Neighborhood Greenway.

Thanks for driving less!

Portland carbon emissions down 35% per person

Bike Week in East Portland

A bike shop and other resources are coming to East Portland

Show your appreciation for your transit driver

Wednesday, March 18 is Transit Driver Appreciation Day

Active family fun on Shamrock Run Sunday at the Tram

The Tram will run from 7 am to 5 pm and there will be special activities for children from 11 am to 2 pm.

Traffic Advisory: Sewer repair to close lanes on N Marine Drive at the Leadbetter Loop March 6 to 9

Sewer repair to close lanes on N Marine Drive at the Leadbetter Loop March 6 to 9

It’s a wrap on the 2014-15 Fix-It Fair season

3 fairs, 100 bikes, and many great community connections

Bring your energy and passion for change to the Oregon Active Transportation Summit

Early bird registration for the Summit ends Friday, Feb. 27

3 great reasons to attend the February Fix-It Fair

Workshops, classes, minor bike fixes - even free lunch!

2015 Sunday Parkways dates have been announced!

5 more fabulous reasons to get out and get active this year

ODOT takes stock of its Active Transportation assets

Bike Lunch & Learn will feature discussion of how to create a framework for identifying projects to advance as future funding opportunities become available.

Bus Rapid Transit could be coming to Portland

Share your ideas for better transit along the Powell-Division Corridor

Bring your ideas to the Tryon-Stephens Headwaters Neighborhood Street Plan Open House

Would you walk in your neighborhood if there was a safe and accessible route?

Fix-It Fair season continues

Portland's signature events help you improve your home, your bike, your finances and more!

Winter biking help from around the internet

Check these resources when winter tests your resolve

7 Tips for preventing bike theft

Keep your bike and components safe with these essential steps

Consider a last minute tax deductible gift to Sunday Parkways

It's the gift that keeps on giving in 2015

TriMet’s New Year’s Eve extended service and free rides after 8pm

Have fun on the 31st and leave the driving to a professional

Crosswalk Enforcement Action Planned for Tuesday, December 16 [Updated]

In an active city like Portland, drivers should expect to see pedestrians and cyclists out at all times.

Up Your Visibility Game

Fluorescent for Day, Reflective for Night

Community advocates present 7 great ideas for Portland transportation system

Portland Traffic and Transportation class final presentations will highlight seven possibilities for Portland transportation

Gordon Price Lecture

Director of the City Program at Simon Fraser University will lecture on transportation and land use in the Pacific Northwest.

Let Portland By Cycle keep you active through the winter

Staying active throughout the winter is a great way to fight the seasonal blues and bicycling is a great way to accomplish that!

PBOT Analysis: Road Reconfigurations Reduce Crashes and Speeding in Portland

Projects result in 37% fewer crashes, 10% reduction in speeding

Safety project coming to E Burnside in early-October

Fewer crashes, more parking spaces will be some of the benefits.

Welcome SmartTrips Targets New Movers for 2014

Program offers tips and tools for those finding their way around a new neighborhood

Transportation and community partnership delivers 84 new parking spaces to East Portland commercial areas.

East Portland Bike and Shop pilot serves 12 businesses and organizations

New bike lanes and fresh paving on SW Vermont provide safer connections to SW schools

Project improved bikeways to Rieke Elementary and Wilson High School

Schools welcome Walk + Bike Challenge Month with the Saris Hub trip-tracker

Daily trips to school could add up to walking across Oregon

Bike Month kicks off in Portland, nationwide

PBOT encourages Portlanders to get on a bike and enjoy spring

Safe Routes to School kicks off Spring

Families flock to East Portland school for a morning of Active Transportation fun

4th Annual Safe Routes Spring Kick-off – You’re Invited!

Fun, free activities for families to help you enjoy the Spring weather

National Walking Day encourages a healthy lifestyle

American Heart Association designates April 2nd as a day to step up for your ticker.

Division-Midway Neighborhood Street Plan open house coming up

Plan will help improve local connectivity in East Portland neighborhoods

20’s Bikeway open houses kick off next week

See and comment on proposed designs for a 9 mile north-south bike corridor

Walk, but stay safe

Whether driving or walking, learn to recognize "the double threat"

Street Seats application deadline approaching

Program supports street vitality, community livability, and business development

A wrenching day for volunteers ends well

Fix-It Fair effort puts one hundred twenty-two wheels back on the road

City installs 105th bike corral, including the Southwest neighborhoods first

Business and developer demand continues for on-street bike parking

Finding a Safe Route to school is now easier

Bike and walk maps for each of 93 Portland schools help parents and students pick a low stress route.

Winter riding promotion shows big increase in cyclists

Hawthorne Bridge counter shows 19% more cyclists in January 2014 compared to 2013.

Dozens of Portlanders bike away safely thanks to community partnerships

PBOT joins New Columbia’s We All Can Ride, Bike Farm, Bikes for Humanity PDX and the Community Cycling Center to provide bike services to children and families.

Fix-It Fair season continues this weekend & February

City of Portland offers free fairs to learn how to improve your health, your home, your yard and your community - lunch and childcare included!

Come to the Walk + Bike Networking Night

Meet with parents, educators and advocates promoting safer walking and biking.

Resolve to Ride: Winter is a fine time to ride a bicycle

Use #Resolve2Ride on social media for a chance to win prizes.

Winter Cruise month continues, with prizes!

Tell us why you ride in winter to win a $25 gift card to a bike shop.

Road Reconfigurations Achieve Significant Reduction of Crashes

Preliminary data shows 40% reduction in crashes on Sandy Blvd

It’s Winter Cruise time!

January is the new June. Share your bicycling-in-Portland-winter pics and stories.

News Release: Going to Timbers game? Event rate parking in effect 11/24; consider walking, biking, TriMet. Go Timbers.

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is asking Timbers soccer fans to consider their transportation options for Sunday’s 6 p.m. game to keep streets and transit running smoothly

News Release: Want to convert a parking spot into public seating? Street Seats now accepting proposals for 2014

Now in its third year, Street Seats allows businesses or non-profit organizations to convert on-street parking into other public uses, such as café seating or a mini-park.

Traffic Advisory: Road maintenance on SW 11th Ave on Marquam Hill to close one lane, detour southbound traffic, three weeks starting Nov. 13

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that SW 11th Avenue will be closed to southbound vehicle travel between SW Gibbs Street and SW Gaines Street beginning Wednesday Nov. 13 through Friday Dec. 6, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Urban guru Gordon Price to give free presentation Thursday

Come hear a distinct perspective on transportation and land use in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Traffic Advisory: West Burnside Street repaving to close eastbound lanes Sunday and Monday; last stage in street repairs following water main break

The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that the section of West Burnside Street damaged by a recent water main break is slated to be repaved this weekend.

Traffic Advisory: SE 96th Avenue paving to involve lane closures Nov. 12 to 14

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on SE 96th Avenue between SE Market Street and SE Washington Street from Tuesday, November 12 through Thursday, November 14, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Traffic Advisory: Paving on East Burnside Street 44th to 47th Avenue this week to involve lane closures

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements will require lane closures on East Burnside Street between 44th and 47th avenues from today, Wednesday, November 6 through Monday, November 11th from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

News Release: Consider transportation and parking options before Timbers playoff game; event rate parking to be in effect Nov. 7 at Jeld-Wen Field

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation is asking Timbers soccer fans to consider their transportation options for Thursday’s 8 p.m. playoff game to keep streets and transit running smoothly.

From New York with Love, an ode to Portland's Multi-Modal Nexus

Streetfilms’ video about South Waterfront shows off a wealth of transportation choices

(Canceled, to be rescheduled) News Advisory: Commissioner Novick to go ‘undercover’ as a pedestrian for crosswalk enforcement action Nov. 4 to highlight East Portland safety projects, end of Daylight Savings Time

The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic laws.

100th Bicycle Parking Corral in Portland

100 local businesses have worked with PBOT to install bicycle parking on-street.

Recognizing the Diversity of People on Bikes - a Q & A with Adonia Lugo

Dr. Lugo will present at the PBOT Bicycle Brown Bag on Thursday, Oct. 17

Neighborhood Greenways in Pictures

View a slideshow of Portland's best streets for walking and rolling.

Design Festival Produces New Street Seat

Portland welcomed its eighth Street Seat in front of the Center for Architecture at 403 NW 11th Avenue, designed by Philadelphia architect Bob Trempe

October is Walktober!

Enjoy a walk this month - or lead a walk for others to enjoy.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau to hold crosswalk enforcement action September 25th

Two City bureaus team up for safety at SE 148th Ave and SE Main St on Wednesday, September 25th from 1-2:30pm.

Active transportation in Portland holds steady at 24%, new federal numbers show

Driving to work sees small increase, walking big jump

Employers and co-workers team up for Bike Commute Challenge success

Learn tips from other Portland employers to encourage biking to work

All Season Cycling

Classes and rides to keep you riding year ‘round

Back to school reminder – drive safely in school zones

Police and Transportation team up for school safety

Portland youth build bike skills, self-confidence at bike camps

Students spend summer learning smart and safe ways to get around

Hawthorne Bridge Bicycle Counter: Nearing one year anniversary and one-millionth bike trip of 2013

Get your “1 Million + Me” Photo at Friday’s Breakfast on the Bridge

Division Streetscape Project

Today's detours lead to tomorrow's improved Division Street

More than just a sidewalk

Learn how PBOT's creating healthy, safe ways to travel around Portland

Bicycle Brown Bag profiles New Columbia skills track, more

Community Cycling Center’s Executive Director to present

Streetcar free over Broadway Bridge during sidewalk closure

Pedestrians and bicyclists detoured to Steel Bridge July 16 - 18

Bike to the farmers market

Summer is a great time for fresh produce and fresh air - walking or biking

Safety improvements on Broadway Bridge ramp coming next week

Greater peace-of-mind for truckers, drivers, and bicyclists will result from low-cost project

Finding your way with maps and apps

PBOT’s SmartTrips hosts class on the best tools to get around

Legacy Hosts Helmet Sales

Six chances to buy $6 bike helmets with free fitting service

Peninsula crossing trail closures are coming up

Popular North Portland trail will see intermittent weekday closures

Celebrating Walk + Bike to School Challenge Month

Success stories from our Safe Routes to School program’s most recent encouragement event.

Swan Island celebrates new bike and pedestrian projects

Business Association honors British sea captain

Two transportation grant programs seek public comment

Over $100 million in transportation projects proposed

Village Building Convergence connects neighbors

PBOT partners with neighbors to support community building on city streets

PBOT and ODOT hold joint open houses in East Portland

Event will focus on Powellhurst-Gilbert sidewalk projects and Powell Safety Project.

Tracking our progress: partnerships

Final in series recapping our work in 2012

Tracking our progress: bicycling

Second in a series reviewing PBOT Active Transportation Division's work in 2012

Tracking our progress: safety

First in a series reviewing PBOT Active Transportation Division’s work in 2012

Take the High Crash Corridor Pedestrian Safety Quiz

We’re all pedestrians at some time during the day.

SmartTrips' Ten Toe walking season starts out with a bang!

Dare we say, things got off on the right foot?

Portland retains Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

The Rose City is one of just 4 Platinum level communities in the U.S. and the only large city to achieve the designation.

Buffered bicycle lane coming to NE Cully Boulevard

Enhanced bikeway extended to NE Failing

PDX Bike Month off to a Brilliant Start

With an impressive span of sunny days ahead, yesterday kicked off National Bike Month.

Part of Eastbank Esplanade closes for 14 months

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge work and trail reconstruction cause detour to SE Water St.

NE Glisan Slated for Traffic Safety Improvements

Pedestrian improvements in the works to improve safety for all road users.

Division High Crash Corridor Project Moves Forward

Strong community involvement leads to traffic safety

UN Chooses Portland to Host World Environment Day

Look for dozens of events, classes, and activites between Earth Day and June 5th

Introducing the 2013 SmartTrips Target Area

The Portland Bureau of Transportation recently kicked off the 2013 SmartTrips season in Portland’s downtown and central eastside.

Three High Crash Corridor Safety Project Events

Last chance to weigh in on NE Glisan (60th to 82nd) and SE Division (60th to 80th) safety projects and a great opportunity to learn about the High Crash Corridor program from City staff and neighborhood participants.

Safe Routes Spring Kick-Off Brings Walking, Biking Fun to North Portland

Event helps Portland families get more activity into their daily routine

Application period now open for new Street Seats

Deadline for applications May 1st

Safe Routes to School’s 3rd Annual Spring Kick-off is this upcoming Saturday

FREE family activities, bike repair, helmet giveaways and more

Be an Active Transportation Ambassador

No Presidential appointment needed - but fluency in the language of transportation diplomacy is a plus!

New proposed guidelines for Street Seats

Public input fuels program improvements

Mayor says traffic fatalities are too high, Portlanders must drive sober

Police report 5 of the 11 traffic fatalities so far in 2013 involved driving under the influence

Portland’s bikeways provide classroom for London & Rochester

Out-of-town visitors learn from our streets, just as we have learned from other cities

Portland streets are safer thanks to pavement markings

Portland has over 1,600 miles of pavement markings. PBOT’s goal is to stripe 100% of the painted lines twice annually and maintain the thermoplastic lines as needed. This helps make sure all the City’s striping will be functional throughout the year.

Portland’s 'SmartTrips Welcome' Program Wins International Distinction

Moving to a new home is a great time to try healthy transportation habits.

Have Your Say in Keeping Portland a Great City for Walking

Pedestrian Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

You Can Help Make Our Most Crash-Prone Streets Safer

The Portland Bureau of Transportation invites you to two upcoming public meetings on the Burnside and Sandy Boulevard High Crash Corridors.

Fix It Fair this Saturday

Safe Routes to School offering families free bike repair, transportation resources, and hands-on bicycling workshop.

Pedestrian Safety Tips – What You Can Do

Download and share this guide with folks you care about who walk and roll

Making Swan Island Safer for All Travel Modes

PBOT installs Rapid Flash Beacon at N Basin Avenue

Safe Routes to School Annual Evaluation Report

Latest data shows more than 42% of trips to partner schools are made on foot or by bike.

Take Part in the High Crash Corridor Safety Program

Help reduce crashes (and you might even earn school credit)

Building curb ramps, ensuring access

Taming the half-foot hurdle, 700 corners a year

Making Our Most Crash-Prone Streets Safer

PBOT’s High Crash Corridor Program

Heads Up – PBOT to Hold Crosswalk Enforcement Action

Slow down and look both ways at NE Sandy and 85th

Roseway Heights School Celebrates Walking and Biking

Kids and parents come in from the cold to a warm welcome

Marysville Students Return to “New” Old School

New morning routine includes walking school buses.

Street Seats Pilot Program Updated

Portland’s first foray into street-side seating receives positive community feedback

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Hear about Seattle’s efforts to build greenways on January 17

Green bike lanes introduced in downtown Portland

SW Stark and Oak Green Bike Lane project recap

TriMet’s New Year’s Eve Service Extended and Free after 8pm

MAX will run from downtown until 3:00 a.m.

Consider a last minute tax-deductible gift to Sunday Parkways

Contribute in 2012, enjoy events -and maybe a tax benefit - in 2013.

Over the river and through the woods, use Active Transportation for your holiday travels

MAX, bicycle, and Amtrak provide great options for getting to the airport, Grandma’s, and everywhere in between

Stay downtown late this Thursday for a Holidate

Music, events and special deals between 4-7pm

TriMet Night Stop gets you close to your destination

Between 8pm and 5am, get dropped off where you want

Portland Bike Share moves forward

Private sector takes lead in fundraising for transportation option that’s seen worldwide success

Paying for transportation in the era of hybrids and EVs

ODOT’s Office of Innovative Partnerships presents new ideas on funding transportation

Stormwater Gardens and Swales Bike Tour

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Win Monthly Passes from TriMet

Submit a photo of your favorite way to be visible at night

Be Seen Be Safe

As the days get shorter, think bright

Walktober's great weekend walks

Experience the Streetcar museum, Council Crest, and Cornelius

Watch for leaves on the pavement

Autumn's beauty can make for slippery conditions

Portland By Cycle Autumn Ride this Saturday

October 13th, 10:00 a.m. at Clinton Park

Walktober is here

Willamette Pedestrian Coalition kicks off a month of walks and events

Just three weeks left of Senior Strolls in 2012

Join us for guided walks around Ladds Addition, Laurelhurst Park and the Hawthorne District

Come to the Bike Train Meet-Up and Pizza Party!

Interested in starting a Bike Train at your school or getting more people to participate?

Going to School

Safe Routes to School present a neighborhood greenway celebration

Autumn Adventure ride this Saturday

Bike on the car-free Springwater Corridor

Walk Portland's volcano this Saturday

SmartTrips Portland walk at Mt. Tabor

Walking School Bus Article Featured in ESaludoToday

Walking School Bus Article Featured in ESaludoToday

Bike Commute Challenge is now

September is summer in Portland: it's a great time to give biking a try

Bike Tour of Central City Bike Projects

Tuesday, September 11, Plaza of City Hall, 1220 SW Fourth Avenue, 6:00 p.m.

Free Bike Repair on the Going St. neighborhood greenway

Pro bike mechanics at three locations will work on your bike - for free!

Bike Commute Challenge nears take off

The nation's premier workplace biking challenge starts in nine days

Women on Bikes Ride this Thursday: Shop By Bike

A ride to the Buckman Farmers' Market will show you how to bring your broccoli on your bike

Can incentives cut congestion?

Stanford program rewards commuters who travel before or after rush hour

Car2Go expands in Portland, adds 30 electric vehicles

Service area now stretches north to Lombard and east to Gateway TC

Going Exploring Scavenger Hunt

Explore the Going Street neighborhood greenway for a chance to win a Trek commuter bike.

Bike Beginners: We have the rides for you

Portland By Cycle's fun summer rides teach riding safely in traffic and the Portland biking routes

SF first transit system to allow all door bus entry

Policy adopted to speed entry and reduce travel times

Summer walks: See Portland, get active

Public art installation walk on Saturday, July 14th, 9AM, SW 34th/SE Clinton

Report: transit is the safest way to get around

Metro's State of Safety report digs deep on road safety

Life in the slow lane pays

Would $25 a week keep you from speeding?

BikeTrain Sign found on Going

A Bike Train Meeting sign on Going Street

Local Bike Shop donates to neighborhood School

Meticon Bike Shop donates two children bikes to Kelly Elementary School

Portland car share study offers participants up to $300

Car share company Getaround partners with researchers to study impacts of peer to peer car sharing on travel behavior.

A bicycle transformed

Clever Cycles helps make a bike commuter

Protect Your Head!

6 opportunities to get an inexpensive helmet

Llewellyn Elementary's Kidical Mass Bike Train

Llewellyn Kidical Mass evolved from the morning bike train organized by Philip Krain and Dean Hanel with a lots of great help and support from the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood bike families. Both the Portland Kidical Mass organization and the national one helped inspire the Wednesday's event and hopefully ones in the future.

Bike or walk on Waterfront Park? Navy ships arrive today

Consider using Naito Blvd, Broadway and or Hawthorne Bridges as a detour

Does the way you walk impact strangers?

Eye contact suggests a stronger community

Help Portland count bicycles

Short training is Tuesday, June 5th at 6pm. Pizza and gratitude provided.

The Building of the Portland Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge

Learn how TriMet builds the pedestrian, bike and transit bridge

8 reasons your business should promote bicycling

Bike commuting pays big dividends

Portland Employer Bike Summit a huge success

Regence brings together over 50 employer representatives to discuss encouraging biking at the workplace

PDX Bike Month kicks off

First breakfast is Tuesday at SE 39th/Lincoln

May is PDX Bike Month

Portland rolls out the welcome mat to new and returning cyclists

Portland Employers Bike Summit

Regence convenes Portland's first bike summit of employers

Maplewood School Earth Day Celebration

Maplewood School families walk and bike for clean air, healthy bodies and safe streets!

Spring Kick-Off in Photos

Re-live the event or see what you missed at the April 7 Safe Routes to School Spring Kick-Off!

Portland Afoot ranks best employers for low car commuters

The news magazines 2nd annual ranking expands to outside downtown

Friday is Walk to Work Day

The event's first year in Portland - light breakfast served at City Hall.

Car2Go launches in Portland

One-way car sharing where you pay by the minute

Spring Kick-Off Saturday

Walk & Roll Activities for Everyone

How transit and bike share work together

The Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of active transportation.

A Busy Spring Break

For the Safe Routes to School team, spring break isn't really a break at all. We take this week to switch gears from delivering our pedestrian safety program (targeted at 2nd graders) to our bike safety program (targeted at 4th and 5th graders).

Video Update from Kidical Mass

Portland, Oregon - Winter 2012

The sweet sounds of silence

Greenways help you escape the urban din

Portland car sharing options multiply

Portlanders will have five car share options to choose from

David Douglas High School hits the streets

Last Wednesday a group of David Douglas High School students participated in a Safe Routes to School ride exploring biking in their neighborhood. The ride covered over 7 miles of streets in East Portland and was developed in partnership with the Portland Youth Planners Program.

It's an ad, but for what?

Sustainability means business!


Another commute option for the region

3,109 Carpools waiting to happen

Are you on Drive Less. <i>Connect.</i> yet?

Zoomer the Scooter takes home the prize

Thanks to all who submitted walk and bike to school cartoons. Our winner is “Zoomer the Scooter” by Mirabelle Limon.

What's so great about world-class bicycling cities?

Revisit last month's Bicycle Brown Bag on-line

The Walk+Bike Movement Finds a Champion in Russell Academy Principal Debbie Ebert

Safe Routes to School has enjoyed teaching bike safety education at the Russell Academy in Parkrose School District since 2008.

Second Graders Learn Skills To Be Safe and Predictable Pedestrians

During the winter, the Safe Routes Ambassadors take a break from teaching Bike Safety to fifth graders in order to teach Pedestrian Safety Education to second graders. Pedestrian Safety classes consist of just two sessions, one in-class and one on-street, but there’s still plenty to talk about!

TriMet's Dashboard lets public see how it performs

The Dashboard provides a monthly view of trips, on time efficiency, crashes and more.

Fall Parent Survey Bike Winner Announced

Congratulations to Jayden of Gilbert Heights Elementary for winning a brand new Raliegh bicycle, along with a sturdy helmet and lock.

Small change, big result

It only takes a few less cars on the road to get traffic moving

Crosswalk enforcements help make Portland a safe place to walk

Do you walk in an area that warrants crosswalk enforcement? Contact 503-823-SAFE

Video sings praises of WES

If you live in the south metro area and work downtown, WES is a great choice

Let our false spring jump start your commute

Enjoy our annual Febrary Foolout

You are all invited to the Second Annual Oregon Walk+Bike to School Retreat

Come join us in Bend, Oregon June 21-23 as Oregonians interested in Walk + Bike to School and Safe Routes issues come together for an event that will give you an opportunity to access training*, learn best practices, network with others working on these issues, and work with us to create a strong state network.

Seminar: Transportation Legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics

The world's biggest winter sports event comes to your city: what do you do?

QR Codes at TriMet Stations

Another mobile tool to provide you real-time transit info

Study: Crime drops at light rail stations

Journal of Urban Affairs looks at crime in neighborhoods before and after the installation of Charlotte, NC's light rail system.

Fix It Fair Saturday

Homes, Health, Bikes and more!

Fighting Congestion Like Rice Through a Funnel

Oregon and Washington Bring New Technology to Manage NW Highways.

20th Annual BEST Award Application Period Opens

The BEST Awards recognize companies that exemplify ambitious and creative solutions for sustainability

THE Missing Link

A little extra scratch can get you a lot of bikeway miles

Make 2012 the year you keep your New Years resolutions

Use getting around to achieve your 2012 resolutions

On-Street Bike Parking Comes to NYC

Current Score: Pdx 73, NYC 1

TriMet free after 8pm on New Years Eve

MAX trains run until about 3:00 a.m.

Family of seven switches to bikes...

Vivianna Goldfeld, 15, talks about how she feels about her family getting around without a car.

Drive Less Connect

A perfect example of this great new carpool tool

Got old TriMet tickets? Use them now!

TriMet is phasing out its old tickets - valid until April 29, 2012

Peer to peer car sharing coming to Portland

Rent your neighbor's car or earn income by renting your own.

New smartphone app a pedometer on steroids

It tracks your miles, your average speed, calories burned and connects you with walking groups and trails. And it's free!

Through Snow, Snow, Snow and Snow

Safe Routes in New Hampshire

Every Body Walk

Our friends at Every Body Walk! are committed to get Americans up and moving. The new Every Body Walk! app enables you to personalize your walking plan, connect with walking communities, learn about the latest fitness trends, tips and more.

Staying active during winter's gloom and excess

Hint: It's something you already do five times a week...

UPDATED: Log Trips, Win $50

Metro kicks off daily drawings to those who log at least 15 walking, carpool, transit or biking trips

Nationwide (and across the pond), Zipcar continues to innovate

Part 5 of our car sharing 2.0 series looks at Portland's biggest car sharing company.

21 Students are Riding More Safely - for FREE

6 volunteer mechanics repaired 21 bikes for students and families at the Nov. 19 Fix-It Fair

Your Commute Can Alter Your Genes

1 hour of activity a week reduces impact of fat-mass and obesity gene

Be Thankful for Your Head

$5 Bike Helmets and $20 Ski Helmets

Bike Train: The Movie

biking to school is love

Portland transit history slideshow

Who put transit in my history book? Who stuck history in my transit passion?

Musical Walking School Bus

To add energy to the Walking School Bus, Emerson adds music!

Car2go provides one-way car sharing in Austin, San Diego

Part IV in the Car Sharing 2.0 Series

Wet leaves on street = ice rink

Whether walking, biking or driving be careful out there!

Walk + Bike Rates reach new high!

After analyzing last spring’s travel surveys from parents at schools across Portland, walking and biking rates are at an all-time high.


How much do you like to walk or bike to school? Draw us a cartoon to show why it is fun to walk or bike to school. Also write us a funny title for your cartoon. Send your cartoon to Safe Routes.

Live longer, ride safer, and get animated

Transportation stories of the past few days

Pedestrian Safety Dance

Students from Horizon Elementary School in Michigan participated in Walk to School Day 2011 and celebrated by doing the "PED Safety Dance"

Emergency Ride Home

Or how I stopped worrying and learned to love alternative transportation

Not all peaks are a bummer

Peak oil may be offset by peak car

The benefits of car sharing

Part III in our Car Sharing 2.0 series - perhaps we should have started with the benefits instead of waiting until part III?

List of Lewis Walk + Bike Volunteer Positions

Lewis School (SE Portland) has developed an extensive list of walk and bike opportunities for parent volunteers

Utility work impacts Springwater Corridor October 14-21

Detours scheduled for part of trail at different times.

Sneak Peak of TriMet's Multi-Modal Trip Planner this Friday

Potential to revolutionize online route planning: plan a combo transit, bike and walk trip.

NEWS RELEASE: Hundreds of students and local officials celebrate International Walk + Bike to School Day

Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Tom Miller and local school, health and community leaders promoted walking and biking to school at Prescott Elementary School this morning, working to reverse the national trend of fewer American students walking or bicycling to school now than decades ago.

Get ready to trip plan!

Exciting news from TriMet about a cool new tool

TriMet unveils 30 day pass

Buy any time of the month - it's good for the next 30 days

Portland's private sector investing and marketing to bikes

NY Times latest snapshot on the Portland milieu

Northeast Sunday Parkways is this Sunday

Autumn will have begun, but the forecast is for summer-like weather

Smart Phone App for Metro Walks

Access to 10 great walks

NEWS RELEASE: More than 40 percent of Portland Safe Routes to School students walk or bike to school

Walking and bicycling are great ways to be physically active, and Portland Safe Routes to School students walk and bike to school at a rate more than twice the national average.

Now is the time to signup for International Walk + Bike to School Day!

Is your school on the list of schools that have already registered for International Walk+Bike to School Day?

Call for Applications: Spring 2012 Safe Routes to School Mini-grants

The National Center for Safe Routes to School is now accepting applications for 25 mini-grants of $1,000 each.

Transit Trekkers

Safe Routes to School includes TriMet

Transit and the Bike Commute Challenge

Two great modes add up to one great challenge

Action Plan Mini-Grant Applications Now Open

Want some cool cash to make a Safe Routes plan for your school?

Bucket Building Bliss at New Seasons

Community Bike Fair helps 45 people carry stuff by bike

Portland Traffic and Transportation Class

Scholarships Available for Portland Residents

PRESS RELEASE: Coca-Cola and Portland Timbers Partner to Encourage Local Youth to Improve Their Health and Community

$50,000 donation supports programs to encourage kids to walk and bike to school

TriMet Tops 100 Million Trips, Again

FY 2010-11 trips include big increases on WES

Los Angeles Closes 10 miles of freeway and traffic flows smoothly

Carmageddon turns out to be more like Y2K than the bible

Why Park and Ride when you can Bike and Ride?

New sheltered, secure bike parking opening at Beaverton and Gresham Transit Centers

Safe Routes Summer Photo Contest

Send us your favorite summer fun picture of your family biking, walking or skating adventure.

Sweet Summer Cycle

Bike to ice cream, sweets and other candied delights - free samples!

Zipcar challenges you to go car free

Zipcar looking for recruits for their annual Low Car Diet

SmartTrips to Nature!

Leave the rig at home, and Transit to Trails

Is your commute a pain in the neck?

Gallup Poll finds longer commutes linked with poorer health

Safe Routes News - Summer 2011

Our summer newsletter is out!

Portland's Biggest Bike Train

In celebration of the Walk + Bike Challenge Month, the Beach PTA organized a "Super Bike Train" that had over 100 riders.

Bike classes for parents in North Portland

Bikes and helmets included for the class!

UPDATED: Bike Week is Rolling

Two breakfasts down, more fun to go.

SR2S Infrastructure Improvements: Capitol Hill School

We recently completed construction on series of Safe Routes to School infrastructure projects at schools that joined our program during the 2006/2007 school year.

Own a piece of Portland's biggest mobile party

Sunday Parkways kickstarter campaign is rolling now!

Blog Archive: Bike Beats Car in Friendly Commuter Race

Bicyclist Rob Widmer wins by a whopping 5 minutes!

Women on Bikes Gets Rolling in May

More than a dozen rides and clinics kicks off this week

Folding Bikes in Transportation Presentation

Tuesday, May 3rd, Noon - 1pm at Metro Regional Offices

Walk & Bike Challenge comes to my neighborhood (guest post)

I'm glad to see that my neighborhood is bringing a strong presence to the upcoming Challenge.

Bike to Work Breakfast is May 17th

Pioneer Courthouse Square, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Guided walks throughout North and NE Portland

The Ten Toes Express program kicks off 16 walks on May 5th.

UPDATED: Earth Day Celebrations

An incomplete list of great events in Portland

That Fresh, Spring Mini-grant Smell

The National Center for Safe Routes to School has opened up another call for applications for it's $1,000 mini-grants.

Portland By Cycle clinics and rides begin in May

Less than 30 days until a season of 30 free rides and clinics

How Far Can You Go on a Slice?

If you're biking, much farther than a car could

Spring Kick-off a Success

This past Saturday (April 2), Safe Routes held its first annual Spring Kick-off at Beach School. Over 100 people came out to join the celebrations. The

Senior Strolls and Senior Cycles season kicks off in May

Free walks every Wednesday through late spring and summer

Bike First! - Scholarships Available

For the past three years, Safe Routes to School and Bike First! have collaborated to offer clinics for students with disabilities.

Pedal Nation brings biking to all

April 9th and 10th at the Oregon Convention Center

Oregon Walk + Bike to School Retreat

Calling all Oregonians with an interest in Walk + Bike to School and Safe Routes programs to join us at the first Oregon Walk+Bike to School Retreat this June in Bend, Oregon.

The Green Grid

New Neighborhood Greenways starting to connect the city

Opportunities to Impact Health Equity

Our final installment in our Transporation and Health Equity series

Your neighborhood and your health

Part VI in our Transportation and Health Equity series

Do walk and bike maps attract customers?

Free maps for Portland businesses

Can transportation help you live longer?

Part V in our Health Equity and Transportation series

Watch Out, The King Lions Are Walking to School

King School starts weekly walk to school group

What makes us healthy?

Part IV in the series on health equity and transportation

Creative solutions to parking management

(or how I loved to learn the atypical bike rack)


Saris Cycling Group is hosting a Poster Contest for fifth grade students.

TriMet breaks ground on bike cage at Beaverton TC

Keep your bike dry and secure when you jump on the MAX in Bevo

Obesity, Race and Equity

Part III in our series of Transportation, Health and Equity.

Maplewood Walks!

Maplewood K-5's "Walking School Bus" program continues to grow.

Health equity and transportation

An introduction to our series on the connections between transportation and health equity

Saluting a Livable Streets pioneer - Donald Appleyard

Seminal study showed traffic made people less neighborly

Are Train Commuters Swingers?

Well in SF, of course they are...

Portland bridges story: More people, less congestion

Portlanders biking creating more space for cars

The Walking Solution

Just in time for our upcoming Westside Walking School Bus workshop on February 28th, Every Body Walk has released this promotional video explaining the concept.

2nd Graders Take it to the Streets

Our Pedestrian Safety classes are in full swing in 40 schools across the city.

We're Hiring!

Portland's Safe Routes to School program is seeking to hire a part-time organizer

Emerson School Awarded Safe Routes Mini-Grant!

Emerson School was one of 25 schools around the country awarded a $1,000 mini-grant to advance walking, biking and transit use to school.

Help us get $$$ for sidewalks to E. PDX schools

Safe Routes to School has submitted a $1.4 million dollar grant application to ODOT and we need your help.

Top Ten Tweeters of 2010

No distraction has proved more addictive in 2010 than Twitter, here are our Top Ten Safe Routes Tweeters of 2010...

We're Building Stuff!

We do lots of planning and write plenty of grants, so don't mind us if we get excited when all that work comes to fruition. That's right, we're building stuff!

Study finds bike and walk commuters are healthier

Yes, we agree it's not a big surprise.

Episode 1: A Left Turn

Check out this terrific video our comrade Joel, at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, put together...

Safe Routes Haiku Contest

Sidewalks, puddles, splash! Write a winter walk haiku Send by the New Year

Plant trees by bike this weekend

Join Friends of Trees in SE Portland to beautify our neighborhoods and clean the air

More biked in Feb 2010 than a summer month in 2006

One of the many cool factoids from PBOT's 2010 bicycle count

Portland bike ridership reaches highest level

PBOT's annual report shows a 8% increase in ridership over 2009

Announcing the healthiest and most popular kid games

According to the research, the top four energy-burning, kid-approved games are...

Our Winter Newsletter is online!

In this issue: * Cross with Confidence * New Sidewalks for Menlo Park * Free SR2S Resources & Workshops * Getting Young Ones Ready to Ride * Walk + Bike to School Day highlights * Our T-Shirt Design contest winner

Ride Transit, Lose Weight?

Looking for an easy way to get healthy...

It's definitely not summer

Get lit. See and be seen. Start seeing everyone. Choose your favorite slogan, but please be visible and be alert for others.

Portland's Streets: Famous

A short film highlighting Portland’s growing system of Neighborhood Greenways was released nationally today by

Bus Baby!

My new baby transforms my outlook on transit.

Gain Skills, Problem-Solve, Network -- Safe Routes Workshops offer it all!

Participate in any number of Safe Routes workshops - gain new skills, network and encourage active transportation at your school

Pedestrian Safety: Coming to a School Near You

Will your second grader being receiving our class?

Wear Your Best and Brightest Lights on Friday

Be Safe Be Seen Rally will light up the night!

Is it summer?

Great weather for biking for even fair-weather types

Bike Friendly Businesses

Going above and beyond for the two-wheeled steed

KIDICAL MASS Returns to Portland

Join this safe, legal, FUN monthly ride for kids and families

Carpooling with your coworkers and neighbors

Scattermaps find coworkers near you who are excellent carpool candidates

Discount parking makes carpooling even cheaper

Read about discount spots on city streets and in parking garages

Bike Trains on Prime Time

Portland's own Bike Train superstar was on NBC last Friday...

Mad Men Star Eschews Motorama

Actor stays carless in LA

Measuring Up

Portland vs. the world in transportation statistics

Bike helmet of the future?

why is this unsustainable, non-recyclable material, largely focused on aesthetics being pushed into our lives to promote safety?

Exercise is Critical: Join us on Walk + Bike to School Day!

On October 6th, carve some time out of your schedule and join us in the walk to school.

Central city commuters get greener

Portland Business Alliance's annual census documents a continuing shift to active choices

Great week to rock the Springwater Corridor

Construction is finished, plus new connections in east Portland

MEDIA EVENT: Walk + Bike to School Day is Oct. 6

In celebration of International Walk + Bike to School Day, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is hosting a media event with the students of Atkinson Elementary that includes Mayor Sam Adams and local dignitaries. More than 150 children and parents are expected to attend.

Riding in the changing seasons

Keep riding through autumn with our All Seasons Cycling Workshop

Our Fall Newsletter is now online!

Back to School season is upon us. For those of you with students in your lives this time of year is both exciting and stressful. It also presents a great opportunity to set positive habits for your family that will last the year.

Springwater Corridor construction to SE 128th nearly complete!

SE 128th - Gresham still under construction

Portland Sun Cycle

Srijana's experience leading Sun Cycle

Gresham by Bike

Oregon's 4th largest city debuts a new bike map

SF strives for open parking on every block

Demand-responsive parking priced to provide you a space

Ooops! - Cringe-inducing typo outside N.C. school

via Yahoo! News Well, here's something to make your old English teacher gasp in horror: A road contractor hired to paint the word "school" on a freshly paved stretch of road near Southern Guilford High School in North Carolina rendered the traffic area in question a "shcool" zone.

Turn signals rock

Show us what you're thinking

China's Train Will Ride Over Cars

The tiger's answer to HOV lanes

All the Transportation News that's Fit to Print

A summary of what's happening in the region

Drive less live longer

Study finds driving too much leads to heart disease

Transit to Trails

Why not use TriMet to get the family outside this summer?

Broadway Shuffle

How do you cross the river?

Report from the Safe Routes Ambassadors

James John students rode by a group of people during their community ride who asked, “What is this? Why aren’t you in school” to which a student replied, “This is school!”

Safe Routes to Water Fun!

Here's the Safe Routes secret recipe for staying active and having fun in the heat...

Get out on your feet and on your bike

Ten Toe Express, Portland By Cycle, Women on Bikes and Senior Strolls in full swing

Safety Vests for Students -- Come and Get 'Em!

40 reflective safety vests are available for school groups to borrow for events or programs

Carefree Commute Challenge is Coming!

Join with your co-workers to reduce driving trips, win prizes and feel the endorphin rush.

Congratulations Walk + Bike Challenge Winners!

Five Portland schools top the charts of May's Walk + Bike Challenge Month

Mrs. Porter's 4th Graders Graduate Bike Safety...

Mayor Sam Adams along with Oregon Legislators join 4th graders from Humboldt Elementary School on a ride through neighborhood streets, show off skills and bomb down a grassy hill.

Walking in Chinatown

Walking tours this weekend and festival streets

Southwest & East Portland Sidewalk Infill Project

Learn about Safe Routes schools benefiting from 2 miles of sidwalk infill; construction to begin June 2010.

Laurelhurst's Alternative Transportation Week

Read an essay by 6th grader Camille Sullivan about Alternative Transportation Week

Bridger K-8 Students and Families are "Living La Vida Healthy"

Learn about Bridger K-8s recent health and sustainable living fair

Super Cool SmartPhone App from TriMet

Point your iPhone, find the nearest transit stop

Pedalpalooza Family Bike Rides

2+ weeks of bike fun with 29 family friendly events

Study: Bus commuters experience lower blood pressure

Is Public Transit the Commuter's Chill Pill

TV Coverage from N. Sunday Parkways

Hope you made it to our event on May 16th - either way I think you'll enjoy this video....

Our summer newsletter is now online!

IN THIS ISSUE: Free summer fun at Sunday Parkways; FREE helmets at Ready Rider; How Did the 2nd Grader Cross the Street?; New Covered Bike Parking; Maze Puzzle; T-shirt Design Contest; and more!

Report to City Council

It is always exciting to have the opportunity to share our work with our City's elected leaders and Safe Routes was particularly fortunate to have two of our excellent partners to testify.

California Update: Scrapperbikes

Check out this Oakland group, their vision, and their wheels!

Bike to Work Breakfast

Bike for breakfast, free fruit, bagels, coffee, and good times

Walk + Bike Challenge Month: It's On!

Check out all the Portland area schools participating...

May is National Bike Month

Eat for free, ride for free

Seinfeld, Airport Mobility, and Urban Spaces

I swear there's a connection

Changing Scenery

When you walk, you see the litlle things and reframe the big picture

Report from the Netherlands

Every year in April some 200,000 school children in the Netherlands take a "Verkeersexamen" (traffic test). The 12 year olds will start secondary school in the following school year. An overwhelming majority of these children will get to secondary school on their bicycles.

Sunday Parkways needs you!

Safe Routes encourages you to volunteer for Sunday Parkways this summer...

What if you had to walk 3 hours to get to school?

The Bicycles for Humanity collection is this Saturday, April 24 at the old Washington-Monroe High School on SE 14th and SE Alder from 10am-4pm. They will be collecting used (but in good condition) mountain bikes, cruisers, parts, tools, bike accessories, and monetary donations.

Bike Boulevards - Hip, Hip, Hoorah!

Learn about the next generation of bike boulevards and make your support heard -- public discussions happening now!

Walk and Bike Challenge Kicks Off in May

Going to school? Biking and walking are cool!

Let's Do Lunch!

April's Bike Brown Bag - Understanding Barriers to Bicycling

High School/College Walk+Bike Challenge

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance has completed their work on the website, where older students can login in and track trips the webby way.

Bike Bell Recall

It has come to our attention that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on a bicycle bell we provided through the Safe Routes to School SmartTrips program during the 2007-2008 (bell pictured here).

For Portland Students, It's Bike Time

In Portland, Spring Break is behind us, and that means our fleet of bicycles is out of storage and moving around from school to school.

Two Safe Routes-related jobs open at the BTA

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA), our contracted education provider, has two open positions that are Safe Routes related.

Safety Tip of the Month - ABC Quick Check for Fun!

Spring is here! Are you jumping on your bike for the first time in awhile? If so, do the "ABC Quick Check for Fun."

Summer Bike Camps and Other Activities

Stay active this summer! Opportunties to hone bike skills and participate in other active recreation classes.

We're Installing Bike Shelters...

After much work planning and permitting, four of our partner schools are getting covered bike parking installed over the next few weeks.

Eastbank Esplanade Repair Translates to Temporary Closures

Trail kept open during commute periods

Celebrating life's riches

Exploding cherry trees, good journalism and fleeting beards

It's Time to Register: Walk + Bike Challenge Month

Over 40 schools have registered for Walk + Bike Challenge Month! Sign your school up today!

Google Maps now with Bike Routes

Now you can use to plan your transit, walking, and biking trips!

PSU Bike Hub

Students, faculty, and staff get a big bike upgrade

Bike First! registration is open!

The Bike First! helps children with disabilities or special needs gain stability to master the skills needed to balance and steer a two-wheeled bicycle

Slideshow of Cargo Bikes

Taking heavy loads on bikes w/ aplomb

Fix-It Fair: "If We Fix It, They Will Ride"

Nearly fifty happy bike owners rolled away from the three Portland Fix-It Fairs this year with better, safer functioning bikes - for FREE!

Have you placed your SmartTrips to School order?

If you have a 2nd or 5th grade student in your family, be sure to look for your SmartTrips order form in the mail this February.

BikePortland covers SmartTrips Business

Blog notes that large majorities of business owners felt biking and walking was good for business

Transportation Safety Summit followup

Over 200 people from all over the city converged at the White Stag building to discuss and debate transportation safety challenges and opportunities.

Photo Gallery: Great Commuter Bikes

It's so ridiculously beautiful out there's no excuse not to bike

Transportation Safety Summit

Join Mayor Adams and other leaders in a traffic safety forum

PRESS RELEASE: SR2S gets half-million-dollar grant

The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced today that its Safe Routes to School program received a $495,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation to keep children safe as they walk and bike to and from school.

We Have a Winner!

It was hard to pick just one winner for our Student Essay Contest, but congratulations to Gabriela Campos Gonzalez, a 5th grader at Bridlemile Elementary, for her very thoughtful essay

The Sweet Side of SmartTrips

Win Organic Dark Chocolate!

Why Don't Teenage Girls in England Cycle Anymore?

Thanks to Kirsty for sharing this interesting short film exploring the barriers to cycling in England for young women.

Our Spring Newsletter is Out!

IN THIS ISSUE: Student Essay Contest Winner!; Walk + Bike Challenge Month; Trainings Calendar; Free SmartTrips Materials; Funding for Safety Projects; an Einstein Quote Decoding Puzzle; and more!

Uncontrolled Intersections and You

A primer on navigating your neighborhood

We're Number 1!

Portland had more schools participate in National Walk and Bike to School Day than any other major U.S. city (47.3 schools on a 3-yr average).

Commuting at Three Miles an Hour

The Bliss of Commuting by Foot

Teens Less Excited About Driving?

The GOOD blog pointed us to this interesting article in The Washington Post about teens holding out on getting their driver's license.

Transit Tricks of the Trade

Tell us your secrets for riding

Plant trees on your bike!

No, we don't mean ON your bike, we mean WITH your bike

Updated: Early Winter Blog Promo

Fan us on Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter for a Big Gardening Boost

Healthy Benefits of Walking and Biking to School by Dr. Jennifer Rupert, MD

What do walking and biking to school have to do with obesity, mental health, and asthma? A lot!

Honorable Mention #8

Take a peak at budding environmentalist Shealan's essay below. Shealan's essay received an Honorable Mention from our judges in our Student Essay Contest.

Honorable Mention #7

Check out Chelsea's (7th grader, Roseway Heights) excellent essay entitled, "Walking & Biking to School is Important & Fun Especially in the Rain" below. It also received an Honorable Mention from our judges.

Honorable Mention #6

Terrell, Lewis Elementary 5th Grader, is our next Honorable Mention in our Student Essay Contest.

Walk + Bike Challenge Month is coming!

Oregon schools are gearing up for the third annual Walk + Bike to School Challenge, a friendly competition that encourages students to walk and bike to school for the whole month of May.

Honorable Mention #5

Astor Elementary 5th Grader Payton is next up as an Honorable Mention in our Student Essay Contest. Our judges enjoyed the humor in Payton's essay and also how well he described the feeling and sound of being in the rain.

Honorable Mention #4

Here's another great Honorable Mention from our Student Essay Contest. Read Wyatt's essay below which speaks to the simple joys of speeding through puddles...

Canadian School Designated "Walking Only"

Kicking off the new year in a bold way, Ontario's newest elementary school has been designated "walking only." It is apparently the first school in Canada to adopt such a policy.

Biking in the Snow - Copenhagen Style

Countries that plow the bike lane during "winter weather events"

Honorable Mention #3

Honorable Mentions from our Student Essay Contest continue (in no particular order). Read Urmi's essay below, which our judges appreciate for it's clarity and thoughtfulness.

The Results Are In: Safe Routes Essay Contest

Last November, at a Safe Routes newsletter meeting, staffer Taylor Sutton had a terrific idea. She thought why should boring adults be writing all the articles? We should have a student essay contest!

Study: Public transit saves Portlanders $9541/year

Have one car for the family, ditch #2, transit commute and save almost 10 g's!

TriMet Free after 8pm on NYE!

MAX trains run late on NYE

Toothpaste and Transit

TDM, Public Health and the Marketplace intersect in Israel

New Sellwood bike boulevard celebration this Saturday

First project of 15 miles of bike boulevards installed this year

National report shows Safe Routes to School protecting children walking, bicycling at Vestal Elementary in Portland

Vestal Elementary school’s Safe Routes to School initiative has been profiled in a new national report showing how Safe Routes to School programs can be harnessed to keep children safe from traffic dangers while walking and bicycling to school.

Taking SmartTrips to the Afterlife

Eugene cemetery provides bicycle hearse

Volunteer bike mechanics needed for Bike Safety Education fleet

We need skilled mechanics to help with basic bike maintenance and repair for our Bike Safety Education fleet.

Student video: Walk + Bike

Check out 9th grader Nick Young's video recap of Walk + Bike to School Day

Thanksgivin' and SmartTrippin'

Our nation's most decadent family tradition offers many transportation options

Drive Less, Eat More Vegetables

Last day to win $55 in free produce delivered to your door.

(North Portland's) Mississippi Residents Eschew Cars

Tupelo Alley Finds 70% of Tenants Don't Want Car Parking

A Chinese Salute to Traffic Safety

Skewering dubious edicts by local governments, like a rule that children must salute passing cars, has become a favorite pastime of China’s Web users.

Kids on the move at Bridger K-8

Bridger students ride (and walk) the momentum started by International Walk + Bike Day

Dark during your commute?

TriMet's got your covered

Family Reduces Driving by 94%

Drive Less Save More Family Challenge Families Rock Transit, Biking, Zipcar

Drive Less Family Challenge results are in

Four local families fed up with fueling up put their skills to the test to cut back on their driving for one week in this year's Drive Less Family Challenge.

Biking Rules!

Rules for Biking

Roads and a Shared Trust

Or, why people get mad when people break the rules of the road

Fall is beautiful! Fall is slippery!

Especially when you're walking or biking, take it slow and be careful!

Transit on the Cheap

Save Big Bucks with Pre-Tax Transit Passes

Family Biking Workshop this Sunday

Want to learn more about riding with kids + hauling cargo? This is the event for you!

Deal or No Deal?

How much would it take to get you into a carpool?

September Education Update

Things are moving along swimmingly this fall in our Bike and Pedestrian Safety arena.

Free Historic Trolley Rides on Sundays

Ride follows the MAX Green Line tracks from 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Indianapolis's Incredible Trail

That's right Portland, I said Indianapolis

Free Seminars on Promoting Green Transportation

Become a sustainable transportation champion

Safe Routes News Coverage

Two Oct 1st articles about Safe Routes to School in The Oregonian and The Portland Tribune

All Season Cycling Workshop: Tonight in St. Johns

Proving beyond a reasonable doubt that autumnal bike commuting is very enjoyable

Walk + Bike to School Day Event on Oct. 7

Portland Bureau of Transportation is hosting a media event with the students of James John Elementary, local dignitaries and businesses encouraging students and families to make healthy choices for children and communities.

Breakfast on the Bridges and Mobile Bike Repair

Another way Portlanders make biking awesome

Portland Bike, Pedestrian, and Transit Commute Rates Skyrockets

Census Bureau Documents 54% Bike Commute Increase

Mind Your Idle — Please Don’t Idle Near School

Did you know that children breathe in twice as much air for their body weight than adults?

Great Volunteer Opportunties with our Bike Safety Education program

Help out with our bike safety program and/or Walk + Bike to School Day

More Schools, More Safe Riders

In late August while you were stocking up on notebooks and pencils, we at Safer Routes to Schools were dusting off and tuning up our fleet of 200 bicycles.

Back-to-School Reminder

As students head back to school, it is particularly important to obey traffic laws and to be safe drivers in school zones. Follow these back-to-school driver safety tips to keep all students safe this school year!

Get in the "Bike to School" mindset.

A student video production on the MLC Bike Bus

Engineering Improvements at Humboldt School

An example of an engineering improvement made near Humboldt School.

Summertime = Bike-time

Three schools east of i205 have two-week bike safety programs for 4th + 5th grade age students

Reserve your Preview Trip on the Green Line Next Week!

Preview Rides on August 4th and August 5th

Guardian: Slowpoke Bike Commuters the Fastest

No shower or changing necessary

Ready Rider Workshops at N Portland Sunday Parkways a Huge Success!

On June 21st, 51 young people came by our station in Peninsula Park and received free bike helmets and learned bike safety skills.

Portland's Bridge Without Cars

Transit, Pedestrians and Bikes will Share Bridge

Scholarships available for Safe Routes to School Conference

Scholarships available until July 15 for August Safe Routes to School National Conference in Portland

WALK + BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY: Wednesday October 7th 2009

Registration for Oregon?s Walk + Bike to School Day is now available on-line at

Sunday Parkways is this Sunday!

Walk, skate, jog or bike on a car free route

$5,000 Bike Safety Grants available

The 2009/2010 Building Safer Communities (BSC) and 2009/2010 Bicycle Safety Mini Grant applications are now open

It's Pedapalooza!

A two-week bike celebration with nearly 150 events!

Reading, Writing, Wellness at Abernethy Elementary

Schools across the nation are focusing on the importance of healthy students as a key to learning and strong communities. Watch as one school incorporates wellness into all of its programs, from gardening and exercise to nutrition and healthy eating habits.

New MAX Trains are Here!

Bigger, Smoother and More Efficient

Reuters: Car-driven society poses risk to Americans' health

The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation e-update tipped me off to this interesting Reuters article about the health risks of car dependency.

Walk + Bike to Baseball at PGE Park on June 12

Join Safer Routes to Schools and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance at the Walk + Bike to Baseball celebration on June 12

Cover Your Head

$5 helmets

Free Bike Commuting and Maintenance Classes

Portland By Cycle's Popular Parochialism

OMSI, Washington Park Shuttles Begin

Getting to two regional destinations is easier and greener

Bicycle Safety Helmet Fitting tips

Some helmet fitting tips from our friends at Safe Kids

Join us for free youth Ready Rider Workshops this summer!

Safer Routes to School, in partnership with Providence Bridge Pedal and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, is hosting a free bike skills training course and ride for children at each Sunday Parkways event.

Biking to Nature

Biking to Stub Stewart State Park is a very doable trip with the help of MAX

Drive Less Save More Vote Now

Check out the creative videos local folks put together for the Drive Less Video Challenge.

It's National Bike Month

Free breakfast, workshops, and rides all May long

Safe Kids at the Zoo

This Saturday, Safer Routes to School will be at the Safe Kids at the Zoo event at the Oregon Zoo

National Safer Routes to School Conference

Join us this summer for the National Safer Routes to School Conference

Bike Safety at Lewis Elementary

Video and Interview with our Bike Safety Instructor, Carl Larson

Safer Routes to Middle School

From the New York Times: "Giving Lessons in Traffic Safety at Middle Schools"

Lose the Training Wheels fundraiser

Learn about this One-day Quick Start Camp for folks who don't know how to ride

Safety in Numbers

The more people on the streets the safer they are

The New York Times Loves Walking + Biking

Two recent stories tout biking in Portland, and Walking School Buses in Italy

Good News: Portland's '08 Traffic Fatalities Lowest Ever

2008 had the lowest number of traffic fatalitites of any year on record, dating back to 1925.

Sign up for Walk + Bike Challenge Month!

Get your school involved in Walk + Bike Challenge Month this May...

Great Places to Ride, Part I

The first in a series

TriMet Unveils New Buses

Greener, Brighter, More Fenestration

See NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristoff at BEST Awards Breakfast Event

This year's most sustainable Portland businesses recognized

St. Patty's Day Downtown Bike Event

(Plus a chance to win a cargo bike!)

Fred Flinstone Gets a Bike

Bikes that are unconventional - at least for now

A new way to fund transportation?

Idea to move away from gas taxes get legs

Times Square to go Car Free

New York continues its streetscape transformations

TriMet seek input on Fareless Square changes

Four options being considered

The good old days?

Downtown Portland, 1936

City experiment yields big benefits

Go easy there, lead foot!

The Bicycle Diaries

BBC documents role of bike around the world

WES Service Starts Monday!

Commuter Train from Wilsonville Offers Luxury and Convenience

Inattentional Blindness

Take the test!

Transit Can Save You $8845 a Year

Use the savings calculator to find your savings

Looking for a cheap ride?

Vancouver vanpool wants you!

TriMet free after 8:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve

Celebrate the New Year safely and sustainably

C-Tran Bike Lockers

Park and Ride in the North, too!

Swapping war stories

The commute as battle

Due to Extreme Weather, TriMet Reduces Service Temporarily

MAX, Frequent Service Lines Still Operating

TriMet Rush Hour Bus Trips Increase 12% in November

Gas prices plunge, yet transit's appeal grows

Transit, Bikes, and the Hip Hop Nation

Louisvile Transit Authority Creates a Bumpin PSA

Biking in Central City Increases 22% in 2008

20% of all vehicles crossing the Hawthorne Bridge during the summer are bikes

Riding TriMet at Night

TriMet will let you off anywhere along route after 8pm

More TriMet News

Pics of new Green Line

TriMet Adds More Trains to MAX Blue Line

Some bus lines will change as well

Portland's Living Room

A retrospective

1968 in LA: We Need Public Transportation

Production values sag, but message still resonates

Build It and They Will Come?

NYC, Denver seeing gains in cyclists, real estate values respectively

The Joys of Autumn Riding

Enjoying the weather on your bike

C-Tran Adds Trip Planner

Clark County transit gets even easier

Rose Quarter Adds Bike Access

City, TriMet and others work to allow cyclists

Downtown The Easy Way Contest

TriMet picks its winner

Portland Transportation History

Images from the last 150 years

Have Kids Will Bicycle

The Oregonian profiles a plethora of choices for hauling your kids on a bike

Bailout Bill Begets Bicycle Benefits

Law allows employer re-imbursements of bike commuting costs

Pedestrian Advocates Wanted

Portland's Pedestrian Advisory Committee looking for new members

Public Workshops on Proposed TriMet Route Changes

Route changes will coincide with buses returning to Portland Mall

More Transit Equals Less Foreign Oil

Congress asks to hear about the nation's transit future

Pedicabs Come to Downtown

Take a carbon neutral ride

Multiple Street Closures on Sunday

Race for the Cure Roars Through Portland

Get Behind the Wheel of a Big Rig

Tuesday at the Rose Quarter

So You Wanna Be a Rock + Roll Star: Get On Your Bike?

Portland band tours the west by bicycle

Eye to Eye

New public safety campaign launched for road users

MAX Service Interruption This Weekend

Between Gateway and Lloyd Center

Tabor to the river

Saturday, September 6

Waterfront Path News

Detour and makeover in the works