Safe Routes for Seniors
Pictured above: Participants of the June 2019 Community Meeting mark their level of pedestrian comfortability at various intersections in Downtown Hayward.
The City of Hayward's Safe Routes for Seniors (SR4S) Program is a collaboartive effort between the City and local senior housing facilities, senior centers, and community-based organizations. Through these partnerships, the City is working to identify areas in Hayward at which to focus accessibility and walkability improvements. The SR4S Program is funded by Alameda County Measure BB 1/2 Cent Sales Tax, which is administered by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC). The area currently being targeted for improvement in FY21 is Downtown Hayward. Additional areas in the City will be targeted for SR4S improvements in future years.
SR4S - Downtown Hayward
In Summer 2019, City staff worked with local seniors to identify four intersections in Downtown Hayward at which to focus SR4S improvements. The City is currently working to design proposed improvements in each of these areas.
The intersections identified for improvement, in order of priority, include:
- B St. and Montgomery Ave.
- Hazel Ave./City Center Dr. and Foothill Blvd.
- D St. and Watkins Ave.
- A St. and Montgomery Ave.
If you would like to provide feedback about this project but missed a community meeting, you can view the latest meeting recording here and provide your feedback about the project and the intersections identified for improvements below:
Summer 2019: Public Engagement
In Summer 2019, two community meetings were held (on 6/27/19 & 7/2/19), at which questionnaires were distributed and attendees had the chance to share their impressions of accessibility in Downtown Hayward, as well as their desired improvements. From these meetings, a list of intersections was identifiied to potentially be improved as part of the SR4S Program.
Fall 2020 - Spring 2021: Engineering Design
In Fall 2020, the City Council approved staff's plan to implement the project and authorized the selection of a consultant to design the proposed improvements. Between Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, staff and the selected consultant will work to design accessibility, walkability, and safety improvements at each of these Downtown intersections.
Spring 2021 - Spring 2022: Public & Council Consideration of Proposed Designs
In Spring 2021, staff provided the proposed improvements for public review and input. The designs were then further developed based on community feedback, and were ultimately presented to the City Council for their consideration in March 2022.
Summer 2022: Construction Begins
Following City Council approval of the proposed designs, construction of the SR4S improvements in Downtown Hayward is anticipated to begin in Summer 2022.
There are no meetings scheduled at this time.