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We support projects that increase ease & safety of children walking & cycling to school. Safe Routes to School is a community-driven initiative supported by parents, extended families, teachers, school administrators and transportation professionals.

Goals & Benefits

When kids walk and bike to school, it boosts their confidence, attendance and academic performance. Walking & cycling gives kids more time to be physically active, spend time outdoors, connect with their friends and neighbors. This nurtures social connection, mental health and feelings of wellbeing.

Resources & Funding

WSDOT Safe Routes to School program provides technical assistance and funding to public agencies to improve conditions for and encourage children to walk and bike to school. Funding is administered through a competitive application process. Post project studies from grants across Washington state indicate +20% increases in walking & cycling after completing Safe Routes to School projects.

Danas Trail

Dana’s Trail

Dana’s Trail, scheduled for completion late 2020, is our island’s first Safe Routes to Schools project: