2023-2025 Safe Routes to School Capital Projects

OakDOT plans to deliver safety capital improvements at 17 different school sites in 2023-2025.

Start date:
Jul 1, 2023
Completion date:
Dec 31, 2025


OakDOT partners with parents, staff, subject matter experts, and the Alameda County Transportation Commission (ACTC) to conduct approximately five walk audits at schools each year. Recommendations from these walk audits are evaluated and moved forward through OakDOT's Capital Improvement Program. Recommendations may include bulb-outs, traffic circles, medians, curb ramps, sidewalks, raised crosswalks, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, or other capital projects. The program budget is approximately $3 million over two years. The 2023 - 2025 program of Safe Routes to School Capital Projects includes recommendations from these school site visits through the 2021-2022 school year.

Learn more about Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools (External)

While these walk audits are an important tool for developing a pipeline of capital projects, most school traffic safety needs are better served by working with your school and submitting a traffic safety service request. OakDOT and OUSD staff coordinate regularly to discuss requests that can be addressed with signage, pavement markings, and curb paint, and improvements are generally installed much more quickly than complex capital projects. Learn more about traffic safety requests

The current set of projects includes work at the following schools:

  • Bridges at Melrose
  • Community School for Creative Education
  • Community United
  • Dewey Academy/La Escuelita Elementary
  • Elmhurst Middle
  • KIPP Bridge Academy
  • Korematsu/Esperanza Elementary
  • Manzanita SEED
  • Oakland Charter Academy
  • Oakland School for the Arts
  • Redwood Heights Elementary
  • Rudsdale Continuation School
  • Sankofa Elementary
  • Sequoia Elementary
  • Skyline High
  • St. Anthony’s School
  • Yu Ming Elementary

This list is subject to change. Some projects will be consolidated into other efforts such as street repaving, while others may face constraints not yet known through the design process.


School Site Visits
Concept Design
July 2023
Detailed Design
December 2024
August 2025