Travel to and from school can be a challenging part of day-to-day life for students, parents, and school staff. We seek to encourage safely walking and bicycling to school while accommodating drop-off and pick-up traffic and minimizing neighborhood impacts. OakDOT handles requests from schools on an ongoing basis. Generally our toolkit of short-turnaround measures includes signage, pavement markings including crosswalk markings, and curb paint. Local, residential streets near schools may also be eligible for the City's Speed Bump program.
How to Get Involved:
If you're a parent concerned about school traffic issues, please reach out to your school administrators and raise your concerns with them. They will work with OUSD transportation staff to make an appropriate recommendation. OakDOT and OUSD meet regularly to discuss school travel needs, which helps us to ensure that requests are consistent and prioritized within OakDOT's other activities.
If you're a school official, please indicate this in your 311 request to flag it for prioritization. We are happy to work with you!