School Traffic Safety in Oakland

Traffic safety near schools is critical for our families, children, and our communities. On this page find the latest news and important background on our work to make it safer to go to and from Oakland's schools.

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Thank you for your interest in the City of Oakland's work to make it safer for families to travel to and from our neighborhood schools. Below please find links to important reports and updates on this work. OakDOT performs this work in coordination with the citywide Safe Oakland Streets initiative.

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.

Posted 6/8/2021: Safe Oakland Streets: OakDOT's Comprehensive School Traffic Safety Budget Proposal FY21-23


OakDOT School Safety Work News Updates:


OakDOT School Safety Reports to the City Council:

3/11/2020

Funding and Staffing for OakDOT’s School Safety Projects and Programs (Memo to Council, March 2020) (Memo)


6/17/2019

https://oakland.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3975604&GUID=075724D5-D409-489D-99D5-EB6EE47AA486&Options=&Search=

Special Concurrent Meeting of the Education Partnership Committee and the Oakland Unified School District Board of Education

Subject: Informational Report On The Safe Routes To Schools Program From: Councilmember Bas, Thao And McElhaney Recommendation: Receive An Informational Report From The City Administrator On The Safe Routes To Schools Program To Ensure Pedestrian Safety Around Schools With A List Of Schools By Council District And Timeframes


11/14/2017

https://oakland.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3063202&GUID=F44C40FB-8E5A-49D2-A13D-A8DE15337132&Options=&Search=

Subject: Safe Routes To School Grant Projects - History And Future Strategy From: Department Of Transportation Recommendation: Receive A Informational Report On The History And The Future Strategy For The Former “Safe Routes To School” Grant And The Present “Active Transportation Program” Grant


5/26/2017

https://oakland.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3063202&GUID=F44C40FB-8E5A-49D2-A13D-A8DE15337132&Options=&Search=

Subject: Safe Routes To School Grant Projects - History And Future Strategy From: Department Of Transportation Recommendation: Receive A Informational Report On The History And The Future Strategy For The Former “Safe Routes To School” Grant And The Present “Active Transportation Program” Grant