Safe Routes to School (SR2S)

Students crossing the street in front of a school bus with the help of a crossing guard

City of Hayward's Safe Routes to School (SR2S) program strives to make it easier and safer for students to walk and bike to school.

Students who walk and bike to school are happier, healthier, and have higher academic achievement. In addition, driving to school is a significant source of traffic congestion that impacts neighborhoods. Hayward’s comprehensive SR2S program combines engineering tools with safety education and encouragement activities. The City collaborates with a variety of partners including the Hayward Unified School District, Alameda County Transportation Commission, and community organizations.

School Safety Improvements:

The Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program is managed by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC).  The program has education, safety training, and encouragement resources available for parents, teachers and administrators. Alameda CTC also coordinates annual events such as International Walk and Roll to School Day and the Golden Sneaker Competition to encourage students to walk and bike to school.  

Alameda CTC conducted School Safety Assessments (SSA) for all 14 public schools in the City. The School Safety Assessments are a collaboration of City of Hayward Unified School District (FUSD), students, parents, City of Hayward Transportation staff and consultants. The assessments include a comprehensive audit of walking and bicycling safety conditions and resulted in a set of infrastructure recommendation maps of recommended walking and bicycling routes. 

To learn more about school safety assessments or to request one for your school, click here.

Here is the list of schools in Hayward with SSA concept map:

César Chávez Middle-School Project:

Staff was successful in obtaining the Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Mini-Grant to fund improvements for the César Chávez Middle School (CCMS) Project which includes installation of paint and post curb extensions, advanced stop marketing, yellow high-visibility crosswalk, median extension, no U-turn signage, rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB), advance yield marking, and paint red curbs. The grant sponsor, Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC), awarded the City $162,000 for construction costs.

Take our survey!

Help us learn about your safety concerns around César Chávez middle school so we can prioritize grant funded projects. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, Apr. 8.

Take our survey here

Meeting Materials:

Questions about this project? Contact: Associate Transportation PlannerAyeh Khajouei, PhD., AICP, CNU-a: ayeh.khajouei@hayward-ca.gov

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