In addition to the numerous educational and encouragement activities offered by Alameda County SR2S, the program also conducts “Walk Audits” at schools within the County to assess safety conditions on local streets. Each School Site Assessment results in a set of infrastructure recommendations aimed at improving safety for students on their commute to school, particularly those walking, bicycling or taking transit.
Recommendations might include new sidewalks, improved pedestrian crossings, upgraded school warning signage, new bike routes, or improvements to the school drop-off and pick-up zones.
School Site Assessment recommendations can be used as the basis for local jurisdictions to obtain competitive grant funding to construct infrastructure projects. Walk audits are coordinated with the local jurisdiction (city or county) and typically attended by school staff and parents, staff from the local engineering or public works department, and law enforcement.
Previously conducted School Site Assessments can be found at the link below.
To learn about whether your school has previously held a School Site Assessment or is scheduled for an audit in the upcoming school year, attend your local Task Force meeting or contact SR2S Program staff.