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What do you need to walk, roll, or bike to school safely? Our Safe Routes to School program is ready to fund your ideas with Mini Grants all year long.

Summary Can you think of something that would make it safer for you to walk, roll, or bike to school? Safe Routes to School Mini Grants are for small projects like bicycle helmets, lights, pedestrian crossing flags, Walking School Buses, and more. New! We are offering the Mini Grants on a rolling basis. Nonprofits, Seattle schools, and… [ Keep reading ]

It’s back to school time! We’re keeping kids safe on the way to class & helping them use transit

Summary: Kids are heading back to school and it’s important to keep them safe: drive the speed limit, obey signs, and expect more families on our sidewalks and streets.  School zone safety cameras are being turned on starting September 1. The speed limit in school zones is 20 mph when the lights are flashing, so drive slow and pay attention to keep kids and families safe and avoid getting a… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Safety is our number one priority!

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of the projects that made news in March – and some that didn’t. The new rectangular rapid flashing beacon at Dayton Ave N and N 50th St helps kids and families safely walk and roll to school and to Woodland… [ Keep reading ]

We’re working with Seattle Public Schools to keep families safe as in-person schooling returns with new “School Streets” where most cars are not allowed

Summary  Students are headed back to their classrooms next week as Seattle Public Schools transition to in-person learning. Help keep our kids safe by driving the speed limit, obeying signs, and expecting more kids and families along our sidewalks and streets. Stay Healthy Streets and new “School Streets” in front… [ Keep reading ]

We’re breaking ground for a safer intersection and repaved roads in Beacon Hill!

Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars and our Safe Routes to School program, construction started today on 15th Ave S between S Spokane St and S Angeline St in Beacon Hill! This project will increase safety for people traveling along this important connection between Beacon Hill and Rainier Valley. Here at SDOT,… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School Emergency COVID-19 Response grants of up to $1,000 are still available

UPDATE: July 20, 2021 The Safe Routes to School Program is no longer offering our COVID-19 Response Grants. Please see our Mini Grant webpage to learn more about our other grant opportunity. Summary Back in October, we announced emergency COVID-19 Response grants offered through our Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. This grant… [ Keep reading ]

The Move Seattle Levy Update: A look back on a successful (& nearly complete!) year of work.

Our Quarter 3 (Q3) Report on the Levy to Move Seattle was published on October 30, and we’re here to tell you about all the great things we invested Levy dollars in last season. Brace yourselves! It’s a lot! It’s been about a year since we published the… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School: Fall Mini Grants Application Now Open!

Our application for Safe Routes to School: Fall Mini Grants are now open! Apply by October 31 for up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about walking and biking to school. Public and private schools, parent-teacher associations, and other non-profit organizations are welcome to apply. First, here’s a… [ Keep reading ]

The Two-Way Columbia St Transit Pathway is On Its Way!

We’re working with King County Metro to install a two-way transit pathway on Columbia St between Alaskan Way and 3rd Ave, opening to transit in early 2020. This pathway will support all-day transit service between West Seattle and downtown Seattle by creating an efficient and reliable route for buses… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle needs more crossing guards. Sign up today!

Crossing guards serve as community ambassadors. They’re friendly faces kids see every day crossing to and from school. Crossing guards help kids cross busy streets near their schools at 122 locations at the start & end of the school day. With Seattle’s heavy traffic plus approximately 27,000… [ Keep reading ]