I care about kids getting safely to and from school. That is why I am concerned to see the proposed diversion of nearly $3 million from the Safe Routes to School program to the general fund (GS 1-9-A-1-2019).
This funding would have helped children at 25 schools across Seattle walk to class safely by investing in projects like enhanced crosswalks, traffic calming, and walkways. Instead these projects will be delayed, adding to the 300-year backlog of sidewalk projects.
Please find a way to increase funding for Safe Routes to School and sidewalks in this budget and in future budgets.