September 4, 2013 Leave a comment
Parents, teachers, staff, and students across Seattle are beginning another school year. As the instruction and extracurricular activities begin, parents are also planning the school commutes that take tens of thousands of Seattle kids from where they live to where they learn. So It’s a great time to get the creative juices flowing and share ideas for helping more of our kids choose active and sustainable transportation for this coming year.
Come meet with other walk and bike to school organizers and advocates next Tuesday and get things rolling for another school year.
Fall 2013 Info Sharing Session
Tuesday, September 10, from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m.
Ballard branch, Seattle Public Library, 5614 22nd Ave NW
Are you a Safe Routes to School organizer at your local school? A parent interested in starting a program? A community member interested in what the buzz is about and maybe wanting to lend a hand? This meeting is for you.
Next Tuesday evening will be an opportunity to share updates, ideas, and plans for ramping up walking and biking this year.
The agenda will include:
- “Ballard Bikes” multi-school walk and bike to school plans
- Creative ideas from individual schools to get more kids walking and biking (share yours with others!)
- A report from Feet First on October Walk to School Month
- A report from SDOT on upcoming Safe Routes to School mini-grant opportunities
- The latest on the School Road Safety Task Force
This event is open to everyone in the community who is interested in increasing walking and biking to Seattle schools. Hope you can join us and please spread the word.
Their are good options for getting to the Ballard library by bike, on foot, or on public transportation. There is bike parking out front and the library is near several bus routes. If you drive, you can park for free in the garage underneath.
Seattle has seen continuing growth in the number of schools promoting active transportation, and in the number of families choosing to commute to school under their own power. Let’s work together to maintain the momentum in 2013-14!