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Seattle Children’s study: School bike trains increase physical activity (of course)

Organizing a bike train to school is an effective way to significantly increase the amount of daily physical activity every child needs to be healthy, a study out of Seattle Children’s found. OK, I know that sounds like a no-brainer. … Continue reading

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Beacon Hill trail is a big neighborhood greenway improvement

The Beacon Hill Neighborhood Greenway was one of the city’s first attempts at creating a great community-led neighborhood greenway, and it just got a lot better. This route was already one of my favorite neighborhood greenways in the city, connecting … Continue reading

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Today: Join a community walk in Greenwood for Move Seattle

Did you know the Move Seattle levy will build a road safety project at every single public school in the city? It’s true! And that’s just one example of a community-generated idea in the nine-year transportation levy. But boosting Safe … Continue reading

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Seattle releases unique walking and biking maps for each public school

Earlier this month, we reported on the city’s fantastic School Road Safety Plan, designed to help schools, parents, students and the city all work together to end traffic deaths and injuries near schools. Well, one cool part of that plan … Continue reading

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How Seattle plans to fuel its grassroots walk-and-bike-to-school revolution

With parents and students leading the way, supported by city staff, elected officials and safe streets organizations, Seattle just dropped an astounding plan to take the city’s walk-and-bike-to-school revolution to the next level. The plan has been a long time … Continue reading

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Support safe streets at Move Seattle public hearing Tuesday

The Move Seattle transportation levy puts a pretty strong emphasis on safety, but there’s one key piece that many safe streets advocates in the city think is far too low: Safe Routes to School. You can tell the City Council … Continue reading

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Only 1 in 4 Safe Routes to School get funding in WA, lawmakers now have chance to fix that

Few issues in Washington are as divisive as transportation funding. But communities big and small all around Washington State all agree on one thing: The streets near and leading to our schools need to be safe. That’s why so many … Continue reading

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The city wants to give you cash to start a Safe Routes to School project

Got an idea for a way to encourage more kids at your school to bike or walk to class? Maybe you and some parents or teachers want to throw a bike-to-school party or start a bike train or walking school … Continue reading

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Huffington Post spotlights Seattle’s bike to school movement, research

The Huffington Post has a great profile of some of Seattle’s bike to school efforts and research by Seattle Children’s to learn more about its effects on students. We have written many times about Seattle’s bike to school revolution. It’s … Continue reading

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Help city ID dangerous spots using their new Safe Routes to School wikimap

While the state’s Highway 99 tunnel project’s recent serious and scary mishaps show a massive transportation investment gone awry, it’s important to highlight the absolutely incredible work Seattle is doing to increase safety near the city’s schools. Using a relatively … Continue reading

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Score a Safe Routes to School mini grant + Take the city’s neighborhood greenways survey

Got an idea for a project that could encourage more kids to bike or walk to your neighborhood school? Whether the school is private or public, the city wants to help make it happen with grants of up to $1,000. … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Safe Routes to School efforts now reach nearly all schools

After such terribly sad news like the death of Sher Kung on 2nd Ave last week, it’s perhaps more important than ever to look at road safety programs in Seattle that truly work at preventing traffic deaths and injuries. And … Continue reading

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Poll: Nearly every resident wants safe routes to Washington schools

If you think it’s a bad idea to make walking and biking routes around schools in Washington State safer, congratulations! You are a rare find. A statewide phone poll commissioned by the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition found that a nearly … Continue reading

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Two chances this week to weigh in on school road safety investments

One of Seattle’s smartest road safety strategies in recent years has been its school road safety efforts, funded in large part by school zone speeding cameras. You have two chances this week to weigh in on the efforts and help … Continue reading

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WA Bikes: Bike education spreads across the state

Communities across Washington State have been expanding the bike education programs in their schools, thanks in large part to the work of Washington Bikes and the state’s Safe Routes to School program. The education effort is one more way that … Continue reading

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Mini grants available to help kickstart biking and walking to school

Are you a student, parent or teacher who wishes it were safer, easier or more inviting to walk or bike to your Seattle public or private school? Well, SDOT wants to give you some cash to help make that happen. … Continue reading

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Cascade: Let’s build schools for biking and walking

Schools all across Seattle are experiencing a revolution. After decades trapped in the school drop-off conundrum (Cars dropping kids at school makes it more dangerous to walk of bike to school, so more parents drive their kids. Repeat.), Seattle students … Continue reading

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City will invest $14.8M from school zone speed cameras into Safe Routes to School

The city will invest $14.8 million in road safety projects near schools by the end of 2014, all funded by new school zone speed cameras. This means safer crosswalks, traffic calming and new sidewalks near 20 schools. And the best … Continue reading

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Washington’s Safe Routes to School projects brought collisions to zero, program remains underfunded

Had the state legislature passed a proposed transportation package this session, it would likely have included millions of dollars in additional funding for the Safe Routes to School program, which focuses road safety investments near Washington schools. While the ill-fated … Continue reading

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Lake City neighbors to help move beloved garden to make way for new sidewalk

During the long struggle to get a sidewalk built on their Lake City block, one neighbor decided to take things into her own hands, spending countless hours turning a roadside ditch into a beautiful rain garden. But now, the city … Continue reading

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