Kirkland SchoolPool is a program in partnership with the City of Kirkland, local schools, and King County Metro to carry out Safe Routes to School efforts. SchoolPool is a way for cities and schools to make it safer, easier and more fun for families to get to school by walking, rolling (such as biking, using a wheelchair, scooting) or carpooling.
The trip to school is a great time to connect with neighbors, try a new way of getting around, and practice being safe and visible while walking and rolling. Walking, rolling, carpooling and taking the bus reduces traffic congestion and increases safety around schools.
Kirkland SchoolPool efforts include Walk and Roll to School Days, Walking School Bus training, Bicycle Rodeos, Art Contests, RideShareOnline SchoolPool matching and others.
Get Involved in SchoolPool
Connect with Families: Interested in routinely walking, biking, or carpooling to and/or from school with other families?
- Connect with your school administration or PTA to see if your school is participating or to ask for school participation. Any school can sign up for the RideShareOnline SchoolPool platform.
- Sign up on Kirkland’s RideShareOnline SchoolPool tool to join in an existing group or to form a new group.
- Log your SchoolPool trips online or on a printer calendar (middle school calendar, elementary school calendar).
- Enjoy earning rewards!
Other fun ways to connect with families on the trip to school include forming a Walking School Bus or Bike Train and participating in a Bike to School Day events. See King County Metro's Safe Routes to School Toolkit [Link coming soon] for planning resources.
The City of Kirkland celebrates Bike Month and National Bike to School Day throughout May! Schools around the city host Bike to School Day events and activities. Connect with your school’s administration and PTA to find out more about your school’s efforts. There are local and national resources available to help as well!
Get Started Using RideShareOnline SchoolPool
RideShare Online’s SchoolPool is a free, safe and secure web-based tool that matches families with students at the same schools who wish to travel together. These matches can assist in forming walking or biking groups or carpools. First register, then find your matches!
King County Metro SchoolPool Program
King County Metro's SchoolPool program provides resources and tools for families, educators, and local staff to encourage walking, rolling and carpooling to and from school. Visit King County Metro's SchoolPool website.
For questions or comments, contact:
Public Works, City of Kirkland at Support@KirklandGreenTrip.com or 425-587-3800