Next Wednesday: School Street Safety, Slow Streets future, and the Vision Zero Action Plan

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School Street Safety, Slow Streets, and Vision Zero on 10/27

Next Wednesday is a big day for street safety in Alameda! The Transportation Commission will consider endorsing the Vision Zero Action Plan as well as recommendations for the future of Slow Streets. Earlier the same day, the City Council/School Board Subcommittee will hear a presentation on traffic safety near schools.

Traffic Safety Near Schools: New Report and Subcommittee Meeting

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Today the City of Alameda released a new report outlining past, planned, and proposed street safety improvements around 22 K-12 public and private Alameda schools. You can read the whole report or just look up your child’s school. The report also outlines the City’s efforts to provide crossing guards, support street safety education, and encourage students to walk and bike.

Read the Street Safety Improvements at K-12 Schools report

The meeting agenda for the City Council/School Board Subcommittee next Wednesday, October 27, at 2:00 pm, includes a presentation about traffic safety near schools.

Download the City Council/School Board agenda

Slow Streets Recommendations to the Transportation Commission

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After an extensive public engagement process, traffic data analyses, and discussions with stakeholders, staff developed recommendations for the future of the Slow Streets program:

  • Maintain the existing 4.7 miles of Slow Streets for one year, while making select minor enhancements and addressing site-specific issues as they arise.
  • Prioritize finishing the Active Transportation Plan in 2022, which will provide direction on the top priorities for walking and bicycling improvements, including Slow Streets.
  • Leverage the repaving program to further improve the Slow Streets along the street segments scheduled in 2022.

The Transportation Commission will consider these recommendations on October 27, and then they'll move to the City Council on November 16. The community survey results and data analysis summaries are on the program web page.

The program began in April 2020 to respond to the pandemic by creating safer places to be physically active and get around. Today, 4.7 miles of Alameda's 125 miles of public roads (or 4%) are Slow Streets.

Transportation Commission considers the Vision Zero Action Plan

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At the same meeting on October 27, The Transportation Commission will also consider endorsing the Vision Zero Action Plan, which aims to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries by 2035.

Read the Staff Report

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