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Walk and Bike to School

Summary: Walking and biking to school is a fun way to get exercise, reduce congestion and pollution around schools, and create community

Walking and biking to school is a fun way to get exercise, reduce congestion and pollution around schools, and create community. Studies say students who walk and bike to school arrive more alert and ready to learn!

The Safe Routes to School Coordinator Sara Colling can support you in any of these ideas and more skcolling@seattleschools.org, 206-532-4453.

  • Lead a walk to school group or bike train. Students can meet and walk or bike in together.
  • Help with Walk to School Day on October 12.
  • Apply for a Seattle Department of Transportation grant for up to $1,000 to pay for things like street murals, warm winter clothes, and event supplies.
  • Share success stories and we’ll broadcast them in school and district newsletters.
Bailey Gatzert students walk in groups to school and parents switch off who leads (Walking School Bus).
Bailey Gatzert students walk in groups to school and parents switch off who leads (Walking School Bus).

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