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Get a Grant to Improve Walk/Bike to School Options for Kids

Have an idea for getting more kids to walk and bike to school? Maybe it’s getting crosswalk flags, starting a student safety patrol program, pulling together a Walk to School Day event (which you now have a full year to plan 😉), painting an intersection, or organizing a walking school bus or bike train program. […]

Pedestrian Safety Improvements on 5th Ave NE

Late 2017/early 2018 SDOT is making safety enhancements on 5th Ave NE between NE 115th St and NE 127th St to reduce crashes and make it easier to walk and bike in the Pinehurst neighborhood. This Vision Zero spot improvement project is part of SDOT’s plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city […]

Road Rules – School Zones

Washington enforces 20 mph speed limits in school zones. Some people contend that the “when children are present” signs create confusion about when the law applies. In the Washington law, “when children are present” refers to children’s proximity to the road.

The reduced speed limit applies when you see children walking along the […]

Update on Safety Improvement Work in Pinehurst

A few weeks ago, Pinehurst Community Council invited Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to have a table at the upcoming Pinehurstfest so they can share their progress on the safety improvement work with the Pinehurst neighbours.

We just received a reply from SDOT. Brian Dougherty, in charge of Pedestrian and Neighbourhood Projects, regretfully turned down […]

Volunteer – Weeding at Hazel Wolf K8

Great volunteer opportunity! Hazel Wolf K-8 at Pinehurst School is having a weeding party Tuesday, June 13, from 3:30-4:30 pm. Bring your gloves and favorite gardening tools, but there will also be weeding tools available to use. And there will be refreshments! The school is in the triangle made by NE 117th St, 12th Ave […]

Cedar Park Safe Routes to School Meeting

By Monica Sweet

Coming soon to the Cedar Park neighborhood:

New crosswalks, signals, traffic calming, better sidewalks, and easier ways to get around your neighborhood!

We warmly invite you to look at the proposed safety improvements at a meeting 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, January 26 at:

Cedar Park Elementary School 13224 37th Ave NE […]

Homework Help at Lake City Library

Community Meeting on School Boundaries September 28th

Here is a write-up by neighbor Kim McCormick (for which thanks!) on the Seattle Public School boundaries issue.

Locally, there are two SPS-led community meetings taking place:

· Sept 28 (TONIGHT!), 6:30 pm, Olympic Hills Meeting (at Cedar Park)

· Oct 5, 6:30 pm, John Rogers Meeting (at John […]

Pinehurst Pedestrian Safety Group

Thanks to everybody who came out to the Pinehurst Community Council meeting on Tuesday!

For those who couldn’t make it, we spent a good portion of the time discussing pedestrian safety improvements around Pinehurst, particularly around the new Hazel Wolf K-8 school.

At the meeting, people shared lots of ideas about specific spots that need […]

Let’s Make Pinehurst Streets Safer!

Do you want safe streets in Pinehurst? It is time for us to take action.

The new Hazel Wolf K-8 school, located at NE 117th and Pinehurst Way NE, is scheduled to open this September. Students, faculty members and parents will be walking to the school. Others will be arriving by bus. Or by car.

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