Pedestrian Safety Education

In 2016, a Pedestrian Safety Task Force was created due to increase in pedestrian accidents that occurred in prior years. The mission was to increase safety for pedestrians and other active transportation users throughout the City through an education program and creative solutions. Their focus until 2018 was on educating seniors by making presentations in front of various local groups (such as Senior Center, Kiwanis, etc.). In 2019, the focus was extended to the school kids with programs being held at several Edmonds schools with collaboration with the Edmonds School District (Seaview Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, and Edmonds Elementary). In-class presentations were made, followed by field trips where the kids need to apply the proper pedestrian safety measures under real-time conditions (such as steps to complete prior to crossing at a crosswalk, proper ways to cross at a traffic signal, items to not wear when walking, etc.). The following links provide helpful pedestrian safety tips for the various users:

The committee is always looking to make presentations in front of a local group (whether virtual or in-person). The presentation takes approximately 30 minutes and includes 15 minutes for Q&A. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Bertrand Hauss (City of Edmonds Transportation Engineer) at 425-754-5325 or [email protected].