Safe Routes to School

What We Do

Safe Routes to School is a national movement to make it easier and safer for students to walk and bike to school. We use a combination of strategies:

Education: ensuring that everyone learns how to travel safely

Encouragement: promoting walking and biking in the school community

Engineering: building projects like new sidewalks, safer crosswalks, and improved streets for biking

Enforcement: partnering with the Seattle Police Department to enforce traffic safety laws

Evaluation: tracking progress toward our shared safety goals

Empowerment: providing resources to school champions

Program Goals

The Safe Routes to School program seeks to:

  • Encourage more kids to walk and bike to school
  • Improve safety in areas around schools for kids who walk and bike

Current Projects List

Pedestrians walking

So You Want To...

Apply for a Mini Grant

Order free walking and biking incentives

Find the best way to walk or bike to your school

Pick up free yard signs

Improve your school morning and afternoon traffic

Start a Safe Routes to School campaign at your school

Find out where 20mph beacons are located and when they flash

Understand the what, why, and how of typical school safety projects

Learn about our 5-Year Action Plan

Request a bike rack at your school