Drive Like Your Kids Go to School Here: Oakland Upgrades 200 School Crosswalks

Date Posted: March 14th, 2019 @ 12:00 AM
Last Updated: March 14th, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

Oakland, CA – The Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) is improving pedestrian safety around schools across the City, by updating about 200 crosswalks to a safer “high-visibility” style that is more visible to drivers and will make Oakland students safer as they walk to and from school.

“The formation of the Department of Transportation has increased our staff’s capacity and opened up the opportunity to do these ‘easy win’ projects that make Oaklanders that much safer as we’re walking on our streets,” Mayor Libby Schaaf said. “This is one more example of why I made creating this department such an important priority, and this is only one of many projects of its kind.”

“OakDOT is committed to a higher standard for the safety of all Oaklanders, and this project reflects another step forward in that commitment,” OakDOT Director Ryan Russo said. “In the past the City has historically only installed these high-visibility crosswalks at uncontrolled crossings. We’re changing that practice to provide a higher level of safety in every vulnerable neighborhood. This project makes critical progress in our goal to paint high-visibility crosswalks at all school intersections.”

The OakDOT Safe Streets team works with the Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools program to prioritize improvements based on safety, equity, and public health factors. This project will make improvements at 85 intersections and 35 schools, primarily at elementary schools, which will see crosswalk improvements made with highly durable materials. Improvements include:

  • The “high-visibility” crosswalk design, which has been studied and found to improve visibility and driver behavior
  • Advanced limit lines prompting drivers to stop before entering a crosswalk
  • Crosswalk signage upgrades

The project is funded primarily through Measure B and Measure BB. Work is already underway and the project is scheduled to be finished in April.

This project is the latest of many efforts OakDOT has undertaken to make the pedestrian environment safer for all Oaklanders. In August the department announced the rollout of six new pedestrian-activated crossing beacons that allow pedestrians to request controlled, stopped vehicle traffic at intersections where a traditional four-way traffic signal isn’t appropriate. Additionally, 17 pedestrian warning beacons have also been installed, with 57 more planned citywide. Much of this work is guided by the 2017 Pedestrian Plan, which is titled Oakland Walks! More information about Oakland Walks! is online at https://www.oaklandca.gov/resources/pedestrian-plan-update.

Below please find a list of schools where these improvements will be made, followed by a list of the specific intersections.

School

Acorn Woodland Elementary School

Allendale Elementary School

Alternatives in Action High School

ASCEND School

Aspire Triumph Technology Academy Elementary School

Aspire Monarch Academy Elementary School

Cox Academy Elementary School

East Oakland Pride Elementary School

Encompass Academy Elementary School

Esperanza Elementary School

Franklin Elementary School

Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy Elementary School

Frick Impact Academy Middle School

Fruitvale Elementary School

Garfield Elementary School

Global Family Elementary School

Greenleaf Elementary School

Horace Mann Elementary School

KIPP Bridge Academy Middle School

La Escuelita Elementary School

Lafayette Elementary School

Lazear Charter Academy

Learning Without Limits College Preparatory Elementary School

Madison Park Academy Primary School

Madison Park Academy Secondary School

Manzanita Community School Elementary

Manzanita SEED Elementary School

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

MetWest High School

Parker Elementary School

Reach Academy Elementary School

Spectrum Center School, Oakland Campus

United Nation Child Development Center

Oakland Unity High School

West Oakland Middle School

Total: 35

Intersection

Street:

At the intersection with:

100th Ave

Holly St

100th Ave

Walnut St

101st Ave

Walnut St

12th St

Filbert St

12th St

Market St

12th St

Mid-block btwn Market St & Filbert St

14th St

Filbert St

14th St

Market St

14th St

Myrtle St

22nd Ave

E 17th St

23rd Ave

E 17th St

23rd Ave

E 27th St

24th Ave

E 26th St

25th Ave

E 26th St

25th Ave

E 27th St

2nd Ave

E 11th st

35th Ave

Penniman Ave

37th Ave

E 12th St

37th Ave

San Leandro St

38th Ave

Angelo Ave

38th Ave

E12th St

38th Ave

Penniman Ave

38th Ave

San Leandro St

39th Ave

Carrington St

39th Ave

E12th St

40th Ave

Carrington St

40th Ave

San Juan St

4th Ave

E 11th st

51st Ave

Vicksburg Ave

62nd Ave

Brann St

62nd Ave

Foothill Blvd

63rd Ave

Bancroft Ave

63rd Ave

Foothill Blvd

64th Ave

Brann St

64th Ave

Foothill Blvd

64th Ave

MacArthur Blvd

77th Ave

Rudsdale St

78th Ave

Rudsdale St

79th Ave

Rudsdale St

79th Ave

Rudsdale St

80th Ave

Rudsdale St

81st Ave

Birch St

81st Ave

Rudsdale St

Bancroft Ave

Vicksburg Ave

Bergedo Dr

Estepa Dr

Bergedo Dr

ReposoSe

Boston Ave

Montana St

Boston Ave

Pleasant St

Boston Ave

School St

Bromley Ave

62nd Ave

Capistrano Dr

Topanga Dr

Champion St

Montana St

Champion St

Pleasant St

E 10th St

29th Ave

E 16th St

62nd Ave

E 17th St

62nd Ave

E 17th St

64th Ave

E 9th St

Fruitvale Ave

E St

103rd Ave

E St

104th Ave

E St

105th Ave

El Paseo Dr

Estepa Dr

El Paseo Dr

Topanga Dr

Foothill Blvd

10th Ave

Foothill Blvd

9th Ave

Foothill Blvd

Vicksburg Ave

Fruitvale Ave

Harold St

Fruitvale Ave

Pleasant St

Fruitvale Ave

Woodbine Ave

Grande Vista Ave

E 26th St

Grande Vista Ave

E 27th St

Inyo Ave

E 27th St

MacArthur Blvd

Brown Ave

MacArthur Blvd

Magee Ave

MacArthur Blvd

Maybelle Ave

Ney Ave

Midblock Btween Parker Ave & Ritchie St

Ney Ave

Partridge Ave

Parker Ave

Ney Ave

Ritchie St

Ney Ave

Russet St/San Leandro St

105th Ave

Short St

Penniman Ave

Sunnyside St

Warner Ave

Suter St

Loma Vista Wy

Suter St

Viola St

Viola St

Penniman Ave

Ygnacio Ave

Vicksburg Ave

Total: 85

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