Pedestrian Safety is a Two-Way Street

children-crossing-street-crosswalkThe City is working on a new project to improve pedestrian and traffic safety for our residents. The approximate cost of improvements is $400,000, with $305,000 being funded through a State Grant – Safe Routes to School Program. This project will include crossing upgrades to 31 intersection locations near 13 middle and elementary schools throughout our town.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, and another 76,000 pedestrians were injured. Together we can create a safe, pedestrian friendly community.

Tips for Pedestrians

Tips for Motorists

  • Only cross in marked cross walks
  • Make sure you look both ways before crossing
  • Watch for turning cars
  • Make eye contact with drivers
  • Obey light walking signals
  • Pay attention & turn off all electronic devices when crossing
  • Yield to pedestrians, especially in crosswalks, school zones and at intersections when crossing
  • Watch out for shorter pedestrians including children, those using wheelchairs, scooters or strollers
  • Yield to pedestrians when exiting or entering driveways or alleys
  • Stay focused when driving and stay off electronic devices


Affected School(s) Street Cross Street
Ann Soldo Wagner Ave. Vista Montaña Dr.
C. Chavez Arthur Rd. Sonoma St.
E. A. Hall Brewington Ave. E. Lake (SR 152)
E. A. Hall Brewington Ave. Orchard St.
E. A. Hall Madison St. E. Fifth St.
E.A. Hall/M. White Brewington Ave. Palm Ave.
E.A. Hall/M. White Palm Ave. Lincoln St.
E.A. Hall/M. White Palm Ave. Madison St.
E.A. Hall/M. White Palm Ave. Midblock Brewington/Madison
Freedom Holly Dr. Airport Rd.
Freedom Holly Dr. Ross Ave.
H.A. Hyde Alta Vista Ave. Marilyn St.
H.A. Hyde Alta Vista Ave. Santa Clara St.
H.A. Hyde Santa Clara St. Mañana Lane
Landmark Ohlone Pkwy Kingfisher Dr.
Landmark Ohlone Pkwy Loma Vista Dr.
Linscott Elm St. Marchant St.
Linscott Elm St. Midblock Marchant/Lincoln
M. White California St. Brewington Ave.
M. White California St. Lincoln St.
M. White California St. Monte Vista Ave.
M. White California St. Roosevelt St.
Notre Dame Brennan St. Midblock E. 5th/Palm
Radcliff Rodriguez St. Kearney St.
Rolling Hills Anna St. Herman Ave.
Rolling Hills Anna St. Holm Rd.
Rolling Hills Anna St. Shady Oaks Dr.
Rolling Hills Herman Ave. Kralj Dr.
Starlight Pennsylvania Dr. Hammer Dr.
MacQuiddy Martinelli St. Midblock Washington/Glemar
MacQuiddy Martinelli St. Washington St.

 

If you have questions, please call 768-3100.

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