Want to encourage walking & biking at your school? Check out our new Safe Routes to School Guide and apply for a Mini Grant today!

Last week we launched our new Safe Routes to School 5-Year Action Plan, Safe Streets, Healthy Schools and Communities, as part of our Vision Zero goal to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. Want to encourage walking and biking at your school? Check out our new Safe Routes to School Guide and apply for a Mini Grant today!

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Today, nearly a quarter of elementary school kids walk and bike to school in Seattle, which represents a 60% increase over a decade ago. We’ve made great progress, but there’s still more work to be done.

We know that parents, PTAs, teachers, and community organizations all across the city work hard to encourage families and kids to walk and bike to school. As part of the Action Plan, we are expanding the resources and materials we offer to empower school communities.

Where Do I Begin? Here is a Guide to Starting a Safe Routes to School Campaign at Your School, it provides step-by-step instructions, resources, and tips for running a variety of school-based walk and bike encouragement campaigns. If your school has never run an encouragement campaign before or if your campaign runs like a well-oiled machine, this guide has something for you.

Our Mini Grant program can fund any of the ideas in the manual, up to $1,000. We are currently accepting applications through October 30th. For more information and to apply, visit our Mini Grant webpage. For questions, contact Ashley Rhead at Ashley.Rhead@seattle.gov.