Safe Routes to Schools (SR2S) Program works to relieve traffic congestion around schools by promoting alternatives to commuting to school, such as walking, biking, taking the bus and carpooling. The program helps improve safety, promote a healthy lifestyle for youth and enhance the sense of community in neighborhoods. Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) and the City of San Rafael staff are currently evaluating SR2S concepts surrounding Mark Day School/Vallecito Elementary School, Venetia Valley School, and Sun Valley Elementary School.
These concepts have no secure funding yet. Staff will continue to work with TAM to maximize the eligibility for either Regional or State funding. These concepts will be brought up for discussion at the next Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) meeting, which is scheduled for February 1, 2023.
Mark Day School/Vallecito Elementary School – Construct 12’ wide asphalt path connecting Vallecito Elementary to Mark Day School.
Venetia Valley School – Construct 8’ wide asphalt path along Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) and Civic Center Drive.
Sun Valley Elementary School – Implement traffic calming measures and path along Fifth Avenue through a road diet, installation of ADA curb ramps, pavement markings, signage, and closing sidewalk gaps.