July 5, 2006

San Leandro Schools Get Grant to Encourage Kids to Walk and Bike to School

On June 16, 2006, the Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program awarded $171,900 to install in-pavement crosswalk lights, curb extensions and curb ramps at four San Leandro schools. The schools are Jefferson, Corvallis, McKinley, and Roosevelt and the work will be perfomed at Bancroft Ave., Corvallis St. at Oberlin Ave., Blossom Way, and Dowling Blvd. The total cost of the projects is $191,000. Measure B Bike and Pedestrian funds will provide the additional $19,100 needed to pay for the projects.

The SR2S program was established by legislation passed in 2000. It provides $20 to $25 million per year for projects that help to encourage children to walk or ride bicycles to school. In the first three years of the program, between 400 and 700 grant applications were received. The projects are divided into the following categories:

  • Sidewalk improvements
  • Traffic calming and speed reduction
  • Pedestrian/bicycle crossing improvements
  • On-street bicycle facilities
  • Off-street bicycle/pedestrian facilities
  • Traffic diversion improvements

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at July 5, 2006 1:57 AM | TrackBack
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