Safe Routes to School Walking and Biking Packages

Updated August 31, 2023

Walking and Biking Packages

The Safe Routes to School Program offers packages tailored to specific programs and activities that support walking and biking to school. Schools can request supplies for a school safety patrol, safety gear for a walking school bus or bike bus, or incentives for walking, biking, and rolling to school. Check out our guide to starting a Safe Routes to School campaign for more information about any of these initiatives.

For more hands-on guidance and support with any of these campaigns, please contact the Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator at Seattle Public Schools.

A note about our supplies: We aim to support local, women, and minority-owned businesses and strive to minimize our ecological impact by purchasing smaller quantities of well-made goods, including recycled, recyclable, or biodegradable products when possible.

Handing out reflectors at Dunlap Elementary in Rainier Beach. Credit: SDOT

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to receive these packages? Walking and biking packages are available to schools and PTSAs within Seattle.

Can packages be modified? Packages come as described, but sizing and quantity requests can be made. You can always let us know if you don’t need an item and we’ll leave it out of the package.

Can a school/PTSA request multiple packages? Yes! Title 1 schools may request up to 5 packages and a mini grant. All other schools can request up to 3 packages or a mini grant. Please coordinate with your school community to ensure that the packages you request align with the needs of your school.

Where will the packages be sent? No need to pick up the packages, they will be sent directly to the school’s main office, unless noted otherwise.

How long will it take to receive a package? You should expect to receive most packages within 3-4 weeks of your request. Some packages contain supplies from multiple vendors, so shipping estimates may vary.

How can a school request supplies that aren’t found in one of these packages? Schools can apply for a mini grant if the materials needed aren’t available through our program packages.

Do we need to report back on how we used the items? We don’t require official reporting, but we very much appreciate photos, stories, and recaps of how it all went. Those stories help us maintain the program. Please send photos and descriptions of your event or program to

Students receiving clip-on lights as part of the Bailey Gatzert Elementary Walking School Bus in the Central District. Credit: SDOT


This is a starter package for a new School Safety Patrol. If you’ve already started one and need to replace some supplies, let us know which items you’d like.

  • 9 child-sized safety patrol vests (3 small, 3 medium, 3 large)
  • 2 adult safety patrol vests
  • 4 cones and flags
  • 2 double-sided stop flags
  • 2 ponchos

Icon of a wizard acting as a crossing guard, holding a staff and stop sign.

Basic supplies for a bike bus. Specific sizes and quantities can be requested. Please reference this guide to ensure proper helmet fitting.

  • 10 kids’ bike helmets (2 small, 4 medium, 4 large)
  • 10 bike locks
  • 10 (front and back) bike lights
  • 10 bike bells
  • Portable first aid kit

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Supplies to support a walking school bus.

  • 3 portable first aid kits
  • 3 adult sized reflective safety vests
  • 25 clip-on lights
  • 2 hand-held flags

An icon representing an adult holding the hands of two children

A starter kit to install crossing flags at a marked crosswalk.

  • 12 Crosswalk flags
  • 2 Storage bins
  • Attachment devices

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Supplies to reward, celebrate, and incentivize students to walk, bike, and roll to school. You will receive an assortment likely including 300 stickers, 200 reflectors, 200 bookmarks, and 2 hand stamp markers. We are happy to provide enough supplies so every student can receive something. For ideas and resources, see King County’s event toolkits or download Seattle Public Schools’ templates for Valentine’s Day, Earth Day, Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day, Walk and Roll to School day, or Bike and Walk to School Month.

If you’d like the word doc version of these templates for easier editing, contact Brooke Nelson at Seattle Public Schools.

  • Stickers – I biked to school!
  • Stickers – I walked to school!
  • Reflectors – Key chain reflectors for bags and coats. Assorted shapes.
  • Bookmarks
  • 2 handstamp markers

An icon of a child walking while wearing a backpack

Rewards for students who’ve consistently walked to school, especially if they’ve met or exceeded school-wide walking goals.

  • 50 lip balm
  • 5 water bottles
  • 2 pair of fun assorted socks
  • 3 fun bicycle bells
  • 4 sheets of reflective helmet stickers
  • 3 packages of bicycle wheel spoke beads

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Request A Walking and Biking Package

Please fill out our form to receive your choice of incentive package(s) for school programs and activities that support walking and biking to school.

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