Safe Routes to School Walking Map

A Suggested Walking Route map recommends walking routes to each TPS elementary school. Use your child's school map as a tool to explore walking or rolling to school. Adults are responsible for choosing the most appropriate route for their children. 

1.       Find the suggested route on the map that is closest to your home and review it with your child. 

2.       Discuss walking and biking safety with your child. 

3.       Go for a practice walk with your child along the suggested route on a non-school day, crossing at signalized intersections and at marked crosswalks when available.

4.       Create your plan for the first school-day when you will give it a try: when you will leave the house, what clothing should you wear, and even what fun games can you play along the way (like the Pedestrian Safety Curriculum Site Walk). 

About these Maps

The City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Schools (TPS) partnered to create each TPS elementary school a Suggested Walking Route Map, as regulated through WAC 392-151-025. Each map shows: 

1.       The school's walk zone

2.       Suggested routes with sidewalks and routes where sidewalks may be missing within a walk zone.

3.       School designated crosswalks and other marked crosswalks.

4.       Stop signs and traffic signals along suggested routes, except where marked as a school designated crossing.

5.       Nearby parks and other schools.

6.       Safety tips for people walking, bicycling, and driving on the second page.

Learn about walking and rolling safety and education at: