Safe Routes to School

What We Do

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national movement to make it easier and safer for students to walk and bike to school. Our SRTS program is designed to improve safety in areas around schools and to encourage more kids to walk and bike. It's our goal for Seattle's school children to start their day by having fun, strengthening connections to their communities, improving physical and mental health, and arriving to school in time for breakfast and ready to learn. As part of our city's continued effort to end institutionalized racism and build a more equitable city, we are focused on extending the benefits of walking and biking to school to students in these groups: 

  • Communities of color 
  • Low-income communities 
  • Immigrant and refugee communities 
  • People experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity 
  • The LGBTQIA+ community 
  • Girls

It is our Vision Zero goal to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030

Equity is foundational to Seattle’s Vision Zero and Safe Routes to School program, whose goal is to eliminate racial disparities and achieve racial equity

It's our Climate Change vision to make 90% of personal trips zero emission by 2030