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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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General Information: 503-823-4000


1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Event: Walking School Bus / Bike Train training

What: Walking School Bus / Bike Train training (more info below)

When: Wednesday, February 25th, 2009, Noon-1:30pm

Where: Southeast Precinct Community Room, 4735 E. Burnside Street Portland, OR 97215
Who: Free and open to the public. Please register online or RSVP via email ( or phone (503-823-5291).

Are you interested in learning more about Walking School Buses or would you like to start a Walking School Bus program at your school? Then come to this interactive training led by our Safer Routes to School Organizers. You leave with a good understanding of this easy-to-implement program, new connections with people in your community interested in promoting safe walking and biking, and a guidebook with step-by-step instructions and templates to customize for your school.

Food will be provided. Child care available upon request.


What is a Walking School Bus?

A Walking School Bus is “just like a regular school bus, but without the walls and seats, and instead of wheels, we use our feet” according to LeeAnne Fergason, a Pedestrian Safety Ambassador for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance. A walking school bus can be as simple as a few families in your neighborhood taking turns walking or riding with their children and other students to school, or as structured as specific routes with a regular schedule and meeting times. 

What is a Bike Train?


The Bike Train is a variation on the Walking School Bus, in which adults supervise students riding their bikes to school.