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Prepare for new school-related traffic on North Flint

Flint Ave outside of the newly opened Harriet Tubman Middle School.

The first day of classes for Portland Public Schools is this Monday, August 27th. That means streets throughout the city will be much more crowded. One street in particular — North Flint between Russell and Broadway — will get a major uptick in traffic.

As the new site of Harriet Tubman Middle School, PPS is hoping to spread the word to the nearly 700 daily bicycle users who rely the popular section of Flint to connect between north and northeast Portland neighborhoods and the central city.

PPS has published a flyer warning about expected traffic impacts. Here’s what you need to know:


The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has also issued a statement about the start of school to remind road users to be extra cautious.

As many of you know, school drop-off and pick-up zones are some of the most stressful and dangerous places to ride. Parents and guardians will risk nearly anything to get their cars as close as possible to the front door of a school. If everyone just chills out and slows down, conditions would be much safer.

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and

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