Our Work

The Street Trust works throughout Oregon, in classrooms and on the streets, encouraging and advocating for a safe and convenient walking, bicycling, and public transit.

Vision Zero

Vision Zero is a traffic safety program with the goal to eliminate all road fatalities through road design, education and enforcement. It is the idea that traffic fatalities and serious injuries from crashes are avoidable and should not be tolerated. Our goal should be to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries. The Portland Bureau of Transportation adopted Vision Zero strategies in their two year Progress Plan, but it requires broad-based support and cross collaboration between agencies. Read more

Women Bike

Women Bike is The Street Trust’s program to inspire more women to incorporate a bike in their lives and utilize biking to meet their personal health, fitness, and transportation needs. In the Portland Metro region women account for only a third of bike riders. We’re here to change that. Women Bike is open to all women, female identifying, and gender nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think they might). We aim to decrease the barriers to riding a bike through coffee meetups, happy hours, monthly rides and workshops, and mentorship. Read more

Blueprint

Our vision for the Portland-Metro region is one where people of any age and any comfort level can use a bicycle to meet their daily transportation needs. Whether it’s riding to work, to the corner store, or simply going out for a recreational ride on the weekend, we need safe and accessible facilities in every community, in every neighborhood, and on every street in the region. Read more

Safe Routes to School

The Street Trust’s Safe Routes to School programs are the best bicycle and walking safety programs in the country. We offer several program models designed to bring education services to your students; to train your teachers; and to encourage students and families to walk and bike to school. We will work with you to customize a program model that works for your school or district. Read more

Walk+Roll

Oregon’s Walk+Roll program is coordinated by The Street Trust to encourage encourage children, youth, and families throughout Oregon to use get around by walking and rolling. Two statewide Walk+Roll events take place each year: the statewide May Walk+Roll challenge and the October Walk+Roll to School Day, when kids in more than 265 Oregon schools participate in Walk+Roll to School celebrations. Read more

Bike More Challenge

The Bike More Challenge is a state-wide, month-long friendly competition between workplaces to see who can get the greatest percentage of employees to log the most trips on their bike. At the end we tally the results, give out awards in different categories of company size and sector, and celebrate everyone’s hard work and commitment for that month. Read more

Families for Safe Streets

The Street Trust is proud to support Oregon and SW Washington Families for Safe Streets! Oregon and SW Washington Families for Safe Streets is comprised of victims of traffic violence and families whose loved ones have been killed or severely injured by aggressive or reckless driving and dangerous conditions in Oregon and SW Washington. Our local group is modeled after the original Families for Safe Streets group, banded together in New York City in 2014, with the support of Transportation Alternatives. Read more

Jump Start

Through our Jump Start program, The Street Trust works to put more kids on bicycles by providing elementary and middle schools with the resources their students need to develop a passion for active transportation. The Jump Start program provides students between the fourth and seventh grade with bike and pedestrian safety education and makes bike and pedestrian safety education programs sustainable for districts to offer. Read more

Commute Clinics

As part of our Commute Clinics, The Street Trust visits workplaces and community groups to teach a one-hour clinic covering laws, skills, basic gear, and basic maintenance. This is a great introductory class for people who are new to bicycling or interested in learning more about how to enjoy safe and comfortable bike commuting in all seasons. Experienced commuters are encouraged to come and share their tips with fellow riders and hopefully walk away with new knowledge as well. Read more

Oregon Friendly Driver Program

The Oregon Friendly Driver program is a 90-minute interactive class aimed at educating all drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people getting around on foot or by bike. These classes are taught by The Street Trust’s education staff and organized in partnership with Commute Options and the Lane Council of Governments. Read more