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Slow the Flock Down: watch for active school zones this summer!

A crosswalk with a Vision Zero yard sign at 28th Ave W and W Raye St in Magnolia. Credit: SDOT

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The regular school year may have ended, but safety in school zones is critical year-round! Not only are many students participating in summer programs at schools throughout Seattle, but kids should feel safe walking, biking, rolling, and playing around their neighborhoods at any time. 

To help keep our communities safe, School Zone Flashing Beacons will be active in many school zones throughout the summer months where summer learning is happening:  

  1. Madrona Elementary 
  1. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary 
  1. Maple Elementary 
  1. Concord International Elementary 
  1. Broadview Thomson K-8 (also has enforcement cameras on Greenwood Ave N) 

If you’re driving, #SlowtheFlockDown to 20 miles per hour! Speeding tickets in school zones are now $237. 

Speed is a factor in hundreds of collisions on our streets each year and higher speeds contribute to more severe crashes. You can help keep students safe and contribute to Seattle’s Vision Zero goal to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by observing the school zone speed limit of 20 miles per hour when yellow beacons are flashing, or when children are present.  

An active school zone beacon flashes on a street corner in northeast Seattle. Photo Credit: SDOT 

Help raise safety awareness in your neighborhood

You can help us encourage safety by all modes! Check out some of the resources below: 

Get involved in making trips to or from schools safer for all in the fall

Helping create safer routes to school doesn’t have to wait for the new school year! If you’d like to get involved, start planning with some of our Safe Routes to School resources: 

A Madrona Elementary crossing guard, Ms. Halima, poses with a parent during a safety demonstration in 2018. Photo credit: SDOT 

Thank you for helping us keep our youngest community members safe this summer and beyond!