School Safety Assessments

Walk Audit photo

A school safety assessment (also known as a walk audit) is a school event used to identify and evaluate the safety issues around a school with the help of the school community. As part of the process, Safe Routes to Schools staff and the school community identify issues at the school as well as programmatic, engineering, and/or infrastructure treatments that are appropriate solutions. Assessment participants can include parents, staff, students, city or county planners and engineers, traffic safety officers, local elected officials, and other interested stakeholders.

This handy flier has more information about SR2S School Safety Assessments.

Safe Routes to Schools offers school safety assessments on a limited basis. Contact us to request a school safety assessment or complete this School Safety Assessment Request Form.

After the Assessment: Improvement Plans

After an assessment, our planners draw up an improvement plan showing possible solutions for identified issues and safety concerns. A draft improvement plan is then delivered to school district and city/county staff, who then provide input on the plan’s recommendations. An improvement plan is finalized after our planners incorporate the feedback received from school district and city/county staff. Once complete, the plans can be used to prepare applications for grant funding programs, such as the Active Transportation Program.

Previously conducted School Safety Assessments can be found at the link below:

Completed Alameda County SR2S School Safety Assessments