West Seattleites participating in International Walk to School Day

October 3, 2012 at 7:27 am | In Safety, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 3 Comments

7:27 AM: Safety reminder this morning – depending on where you drive/ride/walk/run, you may see more students on the sidewalks and in the crosswalks, because it’s International Walk to School Day. Some schools are doing special “Walking School Buses” (and some do them daily). In the Highland Park Elementary area, there’ll be some extra pomp-and-circumstance with Mayor McGinn coming to help dedicate newly completed safety improvements along routes to school. Schmitz Park Elementary also sent word of their “Walking School Buses,” and even this map of routes that students (and parents if available!) are welcome to join. If your school has a special event and somebody takes photos – please consider sending/sharing one that we can include in our coverage. Thanks!

8:34 AM: Just added the Instagram photo the mayor tweeted from the Highland Park crosswalk; we have a crew there too and will publish their work in a separate story later.


  1. Love to see this, I wish that kids always walked! It’s great to teach children responsibility young, keep them healthy, teach common sense and remind them the world is not big, bad and scary.

    Comment by Krystal — 10:06 am October 3, 2012 #

  2. I walk my two girls plus a neighbor’s child every morning. I even found cute light weight rain hats (made in the USA – bonus!) for them to wear when the weather returns to rainy normal ;-). I know I find it very theriputic and think they enjoy it to – they haven’t complained anyway. Walking rocks!

    Comment by Ms. Sparkles — 1:49 pm October 3, 2012 #

  3. Agreed! And there is a ton of information available here: http://www.walkbiketoschool.org

    Comment by Mark — 3:56 pm October 3, 2012 #

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