SCHOOL’S OUT: Lafayette Elementary celebrates street safety

Another after-school celebration on this last day of the school year – on SW Lander in the block on the south side of Lafayette Elementary, volunteers and local businesses teamed up to help kids learn about street safety. That included a giveaway of 25 bicycle helmets:

Volunteers helped fit them:

The businesses who partnered in the event included Alki Bike and Board, whose proprietor Stu Hennessey was there to help:

While school safety is important everywhere, Lafayette is the only elementary school in West Seattle that’s on a major street in the middle of a business district.

P.S. Other Admiral businesses contributing to the celebration included Bebop Waffle Shop, Menchie’s Admiral, and Good Society.

5 Replies to "SCHOOL'S OUT: Lafayette Elementary celebrates street safety"

  • Sue T. June 21, 2024 (11:05 pm)

    The once-decorative crosswalks at the California & Lander arterial intersection next to the school have faded away after 10-15 years of daily wear and tear. I hope they might be replaced with white ladder-style paint bars as a part of the street safety program.

  • waikikigirl June 22, 2024 (7:34 am)

    Those are some cool looking helmets, wear them proudly kiddos! 

  • Jill June 22, 2024 (7:40 am)

    This was such a great event! Thanks local businesses and Bike Connections! It was nice to envision just a little of what that space could feel like if it were permanently closed to cars. 

  • Don Brubeck June 22, 2024 (8:01 am)

    Thank you to volunteers from Lafayette Elementary and West Seattle Bike Connections!

  • Alkistu June 22, 2024 (8:23 am)

    School is out for the summer. We all need to watch out for each other and have a safe, wonderful summer.  It was amazing to see how this event made the Admiral Junction feel so safe and comfortable for pedestrians and car free transportation. Keep an eye out for the Walkable Admiral yard signs with a QR code to lobby SDOT for improvements that will make area comfortable for all 

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