School buses have flashing lights and stop paddles which indicate that cars must NOT pass the bus.
The speed limit on NE 75th Street is 30 miles per hour, except when flashing lights of school zone photo enforcement cameras indicate that the speed limit is lowered to 20 miles per hour near Eckstein Middle School.
Studies have shown that students are more alert and ready to learn when they walk or bike to school in the morning. Instead of driving and drop-off, parents can coordinate a Walking School Bus for their students.
Traffic flow data for NE 75th Street shows that this arterial in Wedgwood has volumes in excess of 16,000 car trips each weekday.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 11 AM on Thursday, September 1st at the new Thornton Creek School building at 7712 40th Ave NE, and the building will be open to the public for tours that day. The ceremony and tour meeting point at 11 AM is at the main front door of the new building, located in the drive-up facing 40th Ave NE.
The new school buildings on 40th Ave NE will be ready when school opens on September 7, 2016.
Construction will continue in Autumn 2016 for sidewalks as part of Safe Routes to Wedgwood School.
Summertime means road construction work, and there are projects going on in both eastern and western Wedgwood. Some streets are presently receiving speed bumps and traffic markings, and some streets will be resurfaced beginning on August 4th. Sidewalks have been built on or near 40th Ave NE at the site of the new school buildings.
In celebration of Bike Everywhere Month, bike-to-school kids will get rewards at Eckstein Middle School this week. The Bike Shack will have breakfast items for adults who bike to work on Friday, May 20th, traveling southbound on 25th Ave NE.
In the week ahead you can enjoy music, dining, community activities and school programs in and around the Wedgwood neighborhood.