Safe Routes to School makes walking and bicycling to school more fun, convenient, and safe for families.

Multnomah County partners with the cities and schools of East Multnomah County to support Safe Routes to School activities for youth.

Fall 2023 Update

A person in a green and white dragon mascot suit stands next to a black dog with a yellow bandana in front of a sign-up table at a school building.

Safe Routes to School had a fantastic summer, teaching pedestrian safety lessons for all students in Centennial, Gresham Barlow, and Reynolds school districts. We also tabled at outreach events and held a bike rodeo in partnership with the City of Gresham.

We held an exciting event with Wilkes Elementary SUN program, as we honored Hispanic Heritage in a parade that included Folkloric and Aztec dancers! 

For the fall, we are supporting Walk and Roll to School events, as well as ongoing pedestrian safety lessons in PE classes.

We appreciate the Gresham Police, who helped us safely cross Halsey for our Wilkes event, and included their therapy dog for our Davis Elementary Walk to School Event!

With the daylight decreasing each week, we want to remind everyone to drive safely in school zones.


Multnomah County can support schools in East Multnomah County who provide Safe Routes to School programming activities such as: 

  • Encouragement events before, during, or after school to promote walking and bicycling

  • Bicycle and pedestrian safety curriculum for schools, including training for school staff

Learn how Multnomah County can support your Safe Routes to School activities, and see examples of successful projects:

Partners and Resources:

City of Gresham

City of Portland

Oregon Safe Routes to School

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Pacific Northwest Region


MaryJo Andersen
Safe Routes to School
Multnomah County Transportation Planning