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City of Puyallup

Back to School Safety

Back-to-school season is here! While the start of a new school year can be an exciting time, it also brings notable changes in traffic patterns across the city. The Puyallup Police Department takes proactive measures each year to try and keep every Puyallup student safe as they walk, bike, or drive to school. Below, parents and student drivers can find helpful tips for navigating School Zones. You can find more information on our Back to School Safety Page or in the Puyallup Police Department’s School Zone Safety Brochure

What Is A School Zone?
A School Zone is a section of a roadway near a school or near a designated school crosswalk, which has a reduced speed limit of 20 MPH.

When Is A School Zone Active?
The School Zone speed limit of 20 MPH is only in effect during the time in which the flashers are operational.

Pickup and Drop off in School Zones

1.) Please use designated pickup/drop-off zones, whenever possible.

2.) If you walk your children into the school, find a legal parking space and use crosswalks and sidewalks when walking your child to the school door.

3.) Always unload children from the curbside door of your vehicle and never allow children to walk between parked vehicles where drivers cannot see them.

4.) Parents, children and other pedestrians should not cross in the middle of the street. Walk to the nearest intersection or crosswalk and follow the provided signage or direction of crossing guards.

5.) Be courteous, patient and cautious of other drivers, parents and children within the school zone.

For more safety tips & information, visit our Back To School Safety Page. You can also learn about Crosswalk Safety in the Puyallup Police Department’s School Zone Safety Brochure.

The City of Puyallup’s Healthcare and Wellness committee is now accepting proposals for an on-site or near-site clinical health and wellness center for city employees and their eligible dependents who volunteer to participate. Vendor submissions will be accepted until 5pm on Monday, October 20, 2014. For complete details, review the Request for Proposal and visit the Health and Wellness Center page.

Due to construction activity from September 22 - October 11, the intersection at W. Pioneer Avenue and 15th Street NW will be closed to both east and west bound traffic. Detour signs, flaggers, and Variable Message Boards will direct drivers and those who wish to access Aylen Jr. High school. View Public Notice for more details. Click here for Detour Map.

The City of Puyallup is competing against the cities of Issaquah and Redmond in PSE’s 2014 Take Charge Green Power Challenge. The winner will claim the title of 'Greenest Town in Puget Sound' and award money to go towards a community solar project. Click here to learn how you can become an Energy Hero and make Puyallup the greenest town in Puget Sound!

The Puyallup Community Connector Route 425 is a new bus route dedicated to serving downtown Puyallup and South Hill. The bus runs every 30 minutes, connecting Puyallup residents with shopping, recreation, local events, and medical facilities in Downtown Puyallup and South Hill. For bus schedule and fares, visit Pierce Transit's Puyallup Connector page here.

Monday, September 29th through Friday, October 3rd, WSDOT will fully close the Levee Road loop under the SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge to accommodate the necessary shaft construction for the new Puyallup River bridge. A detour route will be in place and access to the Puyallup Mini Storage facility will be maintained via northbound Meridian. Further information is available on the WSDOT project website.

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City Council Salary Review Commission

Oct. 2nd

The City Council Salary Review Commission will meet on this day to review various items Read More

Toddler Treasures Storytime

Oct. 3rd

Join Miss Carol for stories, songs, rhymes, and sometimes a small craft, chosen to enhance Read More

Preschool Storytime

Oct. 3rd

Join Miss Bonnie for some early literacy fun with stories, activities and music to help Read More

2nd Annual Jim Taylor Memorial Un-Lecture

Oct. 3rd

Join us for an evening of teens, books and rock and roll with acclaimed YA Read More

Reading with a Doggie Friend

Oct. 4th

Coach (a yellow lab) loves listening to a good book, maybe even more than taking a walk Read More

Asphalt to Green Space - DePave Event

Oct. 4th

Join us for a one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience to transform unnecessarily paved areas in front of Read More

Taking Punk to the Masses

Oct. 4th

Join us in welcoming Experience Music Project curator, Jacob McMurray for a book talk in his Read More

Run From the Cops - Nighttime 5K Fun Run

Oct. 4th

October 4, 2014 Registration Opens at 8:00 p.m. Runners Start at 9:00 p.m. Grab Read More

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