A long-range goal of the School District and City has been a more direct connection between San Rafael High School and the Montecito Shopping Center. Because of the speed and volume of vehicles on Third Street, a pedestrian hybrid beacon is the most appropriate treatment for this crossing. The School District and the City collaborated through the outreach, design, and applications for grant funding and were successful in securing $400,000 to construct the new crossing.
Here is a video of how a pedestrian hybrid works for drivers and pedestrians.
Goals for Project
- Install a pedestrian hybrid beacon that will be coordinated with the traffic signal at Third Street Union Street
- Construct bulb-outs and a median refuge island for enhanced pedestrian safety
Provide a more direct connection and controlled crossing for high school students crossing between San Rafael High School and the Montecito Shopping Center.
- This project has been vetted with the community through HOA meetings and meetings hosted by the School District
- The new crossing has been designed, gone out for bid, and the lowest contractor is signing agreements. Construction for this project is anticipated to start in September and be completed by the end of 2020.
Design Fall 2018 - Fall 2019 Construction September - December 2020
|Design||Fall 2018 - Fall 2019|
|Construction||September - December 2020|