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First Ever Safe Routes to School Annual Report Released

SDOT’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program encourages physical activity through walking and bicycling. We support this effort by funding engineering improvements and education campaigns at public and private schools throughout Seattle. In 2015, we launched our Safe Routes to School 5-Year Action Plan for Seattle. To make sure we’re meeting our action… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School: Mini Grants and Free Bikes for Kids

SDOT’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program has been busy! The SRTS Mini Grant Program has chosen its grant recipients for the fall 2016 cycle. Twenty-two schools, PTAs and community groups will receive mini grants, which provide up to $1,000 to support biking and walking to school safely. Alki Elementary received a $1,000… [ Keep reading ]

Remembering Those We’ve Lost

This week, Seattle is observing World Remembrance Day and commemorating the 240 people who died in traffic incidents over the past 10 years. On Thursday, families who have lost loved ones, city employees, and first responders gathered at City Hall at an event organized by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways for a public… [ Keep reading ]

Brake for Bananas?

Biking or walking to school in Seattle just keeps getting better. There are more Safe Routes to School than ever, more resources and grants for parents, more schools participating, and the cherry on top? Bananas. Banana Brakes is our new program to help kids kick off a fruitful school year… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Launches Safe Routes to School “Let’s Go” Program

The City of Seattle officially launched a new partnership between the City, Seattle Public Schools and Cascade Bicycle Club to provide universal pedestrian and bicycle education at every public Seattle elementary school called “Let’s Go.” The announcement was made at Madrona K-8 School in Seattle. Thanks to everyone involved for… [ Keep reading ]

International Walk/Bike to School Day

Today is International Walk/Bike to School Day! Students throughout Seattle are enjoying our city’s Safe Routes to School by walking and biking to school today, part of our program to promote community, healthy lifestyles, and a cleaner environment. Here at SDOT, we developed school walk and bike maps to help you and your child determine… [ Keep reading ]

October is Walk to School Month!

Or “Walktober,” as those in the know like to say! Walktober is a time for kids, parents and teachers to celebrate walking to school with fun events and activities. The goals of this month are to promote walking to school safely while having fun. Want to set up a Walk to School… [ Keep reading ]

Fall Mini Grant Funding Now Open for Safe Routes to School Projects

The Seattle Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for the Safe Routes to School Mini Grants of up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about pedestrian and bicycle safety and encourage walking and biking to school. Public and private schools, PTAs, and other non-profit organizations may apply…. [ Keep reading ]

Friendly Safety Reminders for Back to School

Welcome to a new school year!  Safety is our #1 concern and we want to remind you of a few things: Stopping for a school bus – When the red lights are flashing, there are kids ahead! It is Washington state law to stop for a school bus that is… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School Kicks Off the New School Year

September 7th is the first day of school for Seattle Public Schools and the SDOT Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program got kids and parents excited about the start of the new school year! The first annual SRTS Kickoff Event on Friday, August 26th in Cedar Park was a great success! More than 100… [ Keep reading ]