Pedestrian safety project kicks off at Asa Mercer Middle School

Photo by Wendi Dunlap.
Safe Kids Seattle, the Seattle Department of Transportation, Feet First and FedEx are starting a year-long partnership with Beacon Hill’s Asa Mercer Middle School, with a goal of improving safety and conditions for pedestrians in the area around the school. The kickoff event for this program is tonight (June 6) at 6 p.m., during the Sixth Grade Parent Welcome Night at Asa Mercer Middle School, 1600 S. Columbian Way.

As part of the project, FedEx is presenting the Safe Kids task force with a grant of $25,000 for work throughout the upcoming year to improve permanent walking conditions for child pedestrians in the Asa Mercer community. The task force will create both environmental changes in the area, and educational campaigns to increase pedestrian awareness.

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  1. New safety projects around Mercer Middle School are taking off. If you live, work, walk, bike or play near Mercer Middle School on Beacon Hill, you are invited to attend a Walk/Bike Audit hosted by the Safe Routes to School Partnership. See below for the details or click here for the flyer.

    Date: Saturday January 24th
    Time: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    Place: Mercer Middle School, Main Parking Lot, 1600 S. Columbian Way
    Details: You choose if you want to join the walk or bike portion of this event. Bike riders should bring their bicycles and helmets, and be prepared for a 2- to 4-mile ride. Walkers should be prepared for a 1.5 mile walk. RSVP is not required, but appreciated. Please contact

    The Seattle Safe Routes to School Partnership is comprised of: Feet First, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Cascade Bicycle Club, Harborview Injury Prevention Research Center and Alta Planning + Design

    This event is made possible by a Safe Routes to School Grant from the Seattle Department of Transportation, the Washington State Department of Transportation, and the generous involvement of the Mercer Middle School PTSA.

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