Portland mayor enacts emergency camping ban along school routes

The order expands an existing ban on camping in high crash corridors to include areas around school buildings and on ‘priority routes’ for walking to schools.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced an emergency declaration Friday to ban camping near school campuses and along walking routes leading to and from schools.

“With the start of the school year approaching, I am taking this additional action to help ensure the safety of school-age children, especially those in elementary and middle schools, as they travel to and from local schools,” he said in a statement. “School-age children should be able to walk, bike, and ride buses to

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