Safe Routes to School: Dearborn Park Elementary

What’s happening now?

Construction is underway make it easier for kids to walk and bike to Dearborn Park Elementary. Crews are working on the north side of S Orcas St between 25th Ave S and 32nd Ave S. Construction started in April 2017 is now mostly complete except for planting and landscape work that will occur in October.

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Contact the project team at or 206-727-3580.

Project overview

This Safe Routes to School project will make the street safer and easier for kids to walk and bike to Dearborn Park Elementary School along S Orcas St.

This project is part of Seattle's Vision Zero to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030 through design, education, and enforcement.

Existing Conditions

This project will build new sidewalk, curb ramps, and planting strips along north side of S Orcas St from 25th Ave S to 32nd Ave S. The project will:

  • Add new sidewalk on the north side of S Orcas St between the Chief Sealth Trail and 32nd
  • Replace some areas of existing sidewalk on the north side of S Orcas St from 25th Ave S to the Chief Sealth Trail
  • Add new curb ramps where required at pedestrian crossing locations
  • Add new curb, gutter, and trees within the planting strip
  • Maintain on-street parking along much of the north side of S Orcas St
  • Provide walking and biking safety education for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders



Construction on S Orcas St began in April 2017 and is now mostly complete. Crews will return in October to install plantings and landscaping.


Levy to Move SeattleThe Safe Routes to School Program is funding project design as well as the education and encouragement programs. Project construction is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015.


Get involved

If you have questions about the project, please contact our outreach team directly at or (206) 727-3580. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Alayna Linde
Communications Lead | 206-727-3580 (project voicemail)

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