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Sunshine on Our Shoulders for the ‘Find It Fix It’ Walk in Highland Park

More than 50 people turned out on one of the nicest evenings of the year to join Mayor Ed Murray, District One Councilmember Lisa Herbold, and SDOT and other City staff in Highland Park last week, for the most recent Find It, Fix It community walk of 2017. We talked with… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Bike to School Day!

Grab your helmet and bike along with your backpack—today is Bike to School Day and May is Bike to School Month! People of all ages throughout the country are encouraged to commute to school (or work) actively and safely on their bicycle. Safe Routes to School is excited to celebrate… [ Keep reading ]

Brake for Bananas!

Banana Brakes are back this spring, kicking off the season with a Banana Brake at Wing Luke Elementary! SDOT’s Safe Routes to School program (SRTS) welcomed students as they arrived for school before the first bell. Students were proud to tell us about their bike ride, walk to school, or their plans… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School Now Accepting Spring Mini Grant Applications

SDOT will begin accepting applications on April 1 for its Safe Routes to School Mini Grant Program, which provides grants of up to $1,000 to schools, PTAs, and community groups for education and encouragement programs for walking and biking to school. All public and private K-12 schools within the City… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]