John Muir Elementary

John Muir

Safe Routes to Muir Updates

Walking and rolling to school can be a fun way to get exercise, improve learning, reduce traffic and accidents, and connect with community!  In last year’s SPS transportation tally, Muir had the 12th highest rate (44%) of students walking or biking to school among K-5 and K-8 schools–go Lions!  Let’s rank #1 this year! How you can make walking and rolling to Muir a success:

  • Join a Muir Walking School Bus! Routes, southeast and southwest of Muir (both drop-off only), are here.  Kids who take the walking/rolling bus at least 3 times the week of 10/30 will receive prizes from the Seattle Department of Transportation!
  • Volunteer as a walking school bus leader (SPS-approved volunteer) to lead a walking school bus Tues-Thurs after school to Gardner House (directions here). Training, gears and $10/week will be provided to the leaders.
  • Take this brief, anonymous transportation survey about what would make it easier and safer to walk or bike to/from school. We’ll share needs with SDOT & SPS. Right click in chrome to translate.
  • Review walking and biking safety tips with your family (English, Amharic, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese).
  • Advocacy opportunity! If you want better Safe Routes to School, Vision Zero and ADA accessibility funding, email Seattle leaders via this form. You can read more about how to improve safe routes to school in this Oct 16th op-ed by two Muir parents.
  • Follow the Muir Drop Off and Pickup Policy (translated versions here).
  • Donate used orange cones to mark where NOT to park.
  • Volunteer as a crossing guard on 34th Ave S. Mon-Fri at drop-off (7:35-8:00) and pickup (2:20-2:40). To learn more or express interest, please click here.

Have fun walking and biking to and from school! If you have questions, needs, or want to get involved, email johnmuirsaferoutes@gmail.comBookmark this info for easy reference.