About Us


To advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools; to improve the health and well-being of kids of all races, income levels, and abilities; and to foster the creation of healthy communities for everyone.


Pacific Northwest Regional Policy Manager

portrait01Kari Schlosshauer works within the greater Portland, Vancouver and Salem areas to improve walking and bicycling in communities across the region. Prior to joining the National Partnership’s staff, Kari’s background has included managing sustainable transportation projects at the Department of Transport in Melbourne, Australia; and in Seattle managing education and advocacy projects for Cascade Bicycle Club and Transportation Choices Coalition. She has also lived and worked in Copenhagen, Berlin, and Vienna.

Kari is based in Portland, where she lives with her jazz-funk-piano playing physicist husband and two small, very active boys. She enjoys traveling to new parts of the region as she meets with local jurisdictions and community advocates. She can be contacted at kari@saferoutespartnership.org or 503-734-0813.


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The Safe Routes to School National Partnership (National Partnership) launched in August 2005 and is a fast-growing network of hundreds of organizations. Our mission is to advocate for safe walking and bicycling to and from school, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of America’s children and to foster the creation of livable, sustainable communities, government agencies and professional groups working to set goals, share best practices, leverage infrastructure and program funding and advance policy change to help agencies that implement Safe Routes to School programs.

Recognizing that Safe Routes to School is about community and therefore is a community commitment, the National Partnership started the regional network project in 2010 with funding from Kaiser Permanente.

The purpose of the Pacific Northwest regional network is to bring together advocates, schools, health, transportation and planning professionals from around the greater Portland Metro region, Salem, and Vancouver, WA, to support walking and bicycling policy within communities to create a region where walking and bicycling are safe and convenient.

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