Safe Routes to School: 18th Ave SW

What's happening now?

Construction of the 18th Ave SW Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Project is complete!

If you have any remaining questions or concerns about the 18th Ave SW SRTS Project, please contact us at 206-684-ROAD (7623) or

Project Overview

Safe Routes to School is a national movement to make it easier and safer for students to walk and bike to school. We've made several improvements across Seattle to calm traffic, increase visibility, and reduce the crossing distance at intersections.

Our Safe Routes to School program made improvements on the east side of 18th Ave SW to connect SW Myrtle St to the Sanislo Elementary playground entrance. This project included a new sidewalk and planting strip, curb ramps, speed humps, a crosswalk, and updated signage. Through this project, we have worked to improve walkability and help kids get to Sanislo Elementary safely.

Project Area

18th Ave SW Overview Map
18th Ave SW Overview Map

18th Ave SW Crosswalk Map
18th Ave SW Crosswalk Map

Playground at entrance of Sanislo Elementary School, March 202018th Ave SW east of Sanislo Elementary School 

18th Ave SW, March 202018th Ave SW sidewalk


These improvements were substantially completed in December 2020, with the exception of the permanent crosswalk markings, which were installed in the spring when the weather allowed.


This project is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, which was approved by voters in 2015, as well as our local Safe Routes to School program.

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Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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