California Department of Transportation
 

California Department of Transportation

Date: October 19, 2011
District: 4 - Oakland
Contact: Bob Haus
Phone: (510) 286-5576

CALTRANS AWARDS $66 MILLION IN SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS FUNDING

OAKLAND – Caltrans today awarded $66 million to cities, counties, and regional agencies for 139 Safe Routes to School (SRTS) projects to improve safety for students in grades K-8 who walk and bicycle to and from school.

"By improving safety, more children are encouraged to walk and bicycle to school, ultimately resulting in healthier children and less traffic congestion," said Acting Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.

The funding was provided by the federal SRTS program. Since its inception in 2005, Caltrans has awarded $156 million for 356 SRTS projects.

Some of the notable projects in Orange County that received funding include:

City of Emeryville – State Route 123 between 43rd Street and 47th Street.

San Francisco Muni – Turk Street between Van Ness and Polk Street.

City of San Rafael – Lindaro Street between Woodland Avenue and Anderson Drive; Anderson Drive east of Lindaro Street and Mahon Creek Trail.

City of East Palo Alto – Fordham Street between Notre Dame Avenue and Purdue Avenue; Bay Road between Newbridge Street and University Avenue; Pulgas Avenue/Runnymeade Street; Pulgas Avenue between O’Connor Street and Myrtle Street.

Caltrans works closely with a diverse group of state, local, and regional stakeholders representing transportation, health, education, law enforcement, and bicycle/pedestrian advocates.

Click here to view the entire list of SRTS projects that received funding.

# # # #