From the City of Seattle:
Simply THE most important road safety meetings you can attend this year @SeattleDOT School Road Safety.
Why? Starting in 2015, the School Road Safety Plan will prioritize
millions in safety improvements every year around our schools.
**Tuesday, May 20 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM SW Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th Ave SW
**Tuesday, May 27 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM Northeast Branch Seattle Public Library, 6801 35th Ave NE
**Thursday, May 29 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM Garfield Community Center, 2323 E Cherry St
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) invites you to a design
workshop where we’ll examine how to improve traffic safety near Seattle
schools. The workshops will include a presentation and discussion on
road design treatments and a “walk about” intended to provide examples
of traffic barriers and potential opportunities.
workshops are part of an effort to improve safety near schools through a
combination of street improvements, education, encouragement,
enforcement, and evaluation; and builds on work already being done
through the City of Seattle’s Safe Routes to School program.
SDOT is hosting three School Road Safety Design Workshops in May. PLEASE JOIN US!
CONTACT: Jim Curtin, Seattle Department
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 684-8874
I note that, earlier this month, there was a Lake City walk around the reopening Cedar Park Elementary. It was lead by Katie Sheehy of DPD and included a high school volunteer for Feet First, some parents from various area elementaries. For portion of the walk, it also included Rep. Gerry Pollet and School Board President Sharon Peaslee.
Apparently Peaslee seems under the impression that it's the City's job to make routes safe (and that they need to put in sidewalks). Pollet seemed very surprised that any portion of the walk could be consider to be safe for children.
I have done a stairwalk in that area and I, too, was shocked at how difficult it would be to safely walk to Cedar Park.