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

Notice

We are now offering COVID-19 Grants of up to $1,000 through the Safe Routes to School program. The COVID-19 Grant is a competitive grant that awards funds to nonprofit organizations, Seattle schools, and school-oriented community organizations to provide the services and/or resources necessary to help students stay active and healthy. This grant is offered on a rolling basis. Click here to learn more or apply now!

Please contact belen.herrera@seattle.gov with any questions you may have regarding the COVID-19 Grant applications or agreements.

Watch our 48 Hour Film Challenge Videos!

As part of our Safe Routes to School program, we partnered with ReelGrrls to work with high school youth on uplifting their voices and improving our messaging around safety and #VisionZero through our 48 Hour Film Challenge.

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

Completed Projects List

So You Want To...

Apply for a Mini Grant

Learn about our Racial Equity Analysis

Review Student Travel Survey Reports

Create a SRTS Video

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

Learn about our Learning Landscapes Program