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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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Loper: What’s next after a record Bike to School Day?

This past Wednesday, Seattle’s first ever Bike to School Day rally attracted VIPs from the school district and city, as well as media including Seattle Bike Blog. Seattle Public Schools superintendent Jose Banda, School Board Member Kay Smith-Blum, and Seattle … Continue reading

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Ballard crossing guard struck by car Monday took the job after daughter was struck there in 2001

Desiderio de Castro went through hell when his daughter was struck by a car in a crosswalk in front of Ballard’s Salmon Bay School in 2001. DessaMonica spent three days in intensive care with a lacerated liver and many more weeks … Continue reading

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A record 28 Safe Routes to School programs will be funded in 2013 – UPDATED

Walk.Bike.Schools posted a roundup of Safe Routes to School mini-grants that will help students all across the city more safely and easily get to school on foot or by bike. SDOT will fund 28 of 30 applications they received for … Continue reading

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Mayor announces 3 Safe Routes to School projects as part of 2013-14 budget

Mayor McGinn announced three significant Safe Routes to School projects during a press event Wednesday as part of his ongoing 2013-14 city budget proposal roll-out. In doing so, he also stressed the importance not only of road safety, but the … Continue reading

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Tell Governor Gregoire Safe Routes to School is not expendable

The newest Federal Transportation Bill (MAP-21) is not good for biking and walking, which was slashed by at least 35 percent. While there are some ancillary benefits to the new bill, it’s main change is the amount of latitude local … Continue reading

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When bike trains collide, it’s heartwarming

This just in from Laurelhurst Elementary parent Kendall Wills: Just had a heart warming bike experience this a.m.  I was biking in to school this morning with my kids and a neighbor girl on the Burke Gilman.  We live in … Continue reading

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Feet First: SPS makes Safe Routes to School key to transportation plan

Seattle Public Schools will identify safe walking routes for walking school buses for every K-8 school in the district as part of a plan to prevent car drop-offs. Providing safe ways for kids to bike and walk to school is … Continue reading

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Washington State disproportionaltely underfunds walking and biking

Despite the fact that 13.6 percent of Washington traffic fatalities are people either walking or biking, the state allocates only 0.5 percent of its transportation budget (and 2.7 percent of its federal funds) to walking and biking projects. Seattle has … Continue reading

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