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Watch out! Chicken Safety Brigade coming through!

Why did the chicken cross the road? Winter break has come and gone ? and we’re getting settled back into our routines. Kids are back in school, and now is the perfect time to bring up some very important chickens. Bright and early on a winter’s morn, Madrona Elementary school parents… [ Keep reading ]

World Day of Remembrance: Join us to reflect, remember, & talk solutions

This weekend, Seattle will remember the 20+ (and simply 20+ too many) crash-based fatalities as part of an international World Day of Remembrance. Around this time last year, you may have seen white silhouette cut-outs attached to street signs and light posts, organized by our partners at Seattle Neighborhood Greenways as… [ Keep reading ]

Fall (back) Safety Tips!

Yaaaay, one more hour of sleep! Daylight Saving ends this weekend (Sunday at 2 AM, to be precise). And while we gain an extra hour of sleep,? we pay for it with fewer hours of daylight.? On Monday, November 6, the sun will set at 4:43 PM and for some… [ Keep reading ]

Mini grants to help your mini-me(s) get to school safely!

Calling all parents! Have an idea for getting more kids to walk and bike to school? Maybe it’s getting crosswalk flags, starting a student safety patrol program, pulling together a Walk to School Day event (which you now have a full year to plan ?), painting an intersection, or organizing… [ Keep reading ]

Walktober is Here!

October is Walk to School month, and tomorrow is International Walk to School Day! The forecast for the AM commute is partly sunny (okay, the weather app says partly cloudy, but we’re in a glass half full kinda mood), making it a great morning to get those walking shoes… [ Keep reading ]

Go Safely, Ballard Beavers!

Here’s a look at safety improvements we did through our Safe Routes to School program near Ballard High School for the new school year. The painted curb bulb at NW 65th St and 14th Ave NW helps improve safety for kids walking to school by shortening the crossing distance, and… [ Keep reading ]

New Safety Improvements for a New School Campus!

Three new schools with 1,500 students – Cascadia Elementary, Licton Springs K-8 and Robert Eagle Staff Middle Schools – opened this fall in north Seattle. With a lot of those kids walking and biking to school, they needed safety improvements around the new school campus. In support of our Safe Routes to… [ Keep reading ]

What Do Scottish Terriers and the Space Needle Have in Common?

They show kids Safe Routes to School, of course! Let’s explain. McDonald International Elementary identified their top priority as new crosswalks across NE 54th St and NE 55th St. Students got to take part in a competition to design two new crosswalks, and one of the winning designs featured Scottie dogs – their school mascot! The other cool… [ Keep reading ]

New School Year, New Bike Helmets for Safe Routes to School

SDOT’s Safe Routes to School program just hosted THREE back to school kickoff events around Seattle where kids and families enjoyed music, healthy snacks, games, and prizes while learning about walking and biking to school safely. In all, 139 students got free helmets, safety prizes, and a renewed excitement to hit the… [ Keep reading ]

Back to school…already?!

School starts tomorrow! (Farewell summer. Sad face.) With this comes lots of kiddos walking and biking to school – let’s look out for our littlest commuters. It’s up to us grown-ups to set good examples for our kids. Following the rules of the road, no matter how we’re getting around,… [ Keep reading ]