School routes are everywhere. Drive like it.

We have partnered up to build a new statewide safety campaign that reminds drivers of their role in keeping kids safe in our neighborhoods. 

The campaign’s core message: “School routes are everywhere. Drive like it.” is supported by safety data, local research, and focus groups to remind drivers that as kids return to in-person learning, our kids are walking and rolling in and around our streets and communities.

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Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Photo courtesy of the City of Gresham

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.

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

  • Creating Action Plans to help schools determine opportunities and needs to make walking and bicycling more fun and safe 

For more information on how Multnomah County can support your Safe Routes to School activities and for examples of successful projects, download our Fact Sheet here:  East Multnomah County Safe Routes to School Fact Sheet (2.67 MB).

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

Facebook: @SRTSMultnomah