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San Rafael High School Crosswalk


Project goals

  • Provide a more direct connection and controlled crossing for high school students crossing between San Rafael High School and the Montecito Shopping Center
  • 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




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.

san rafael high crosswalk
Proposed crosswalk location

This project has been vetted with the community through HOA meetings and meetings hosted by the School District. Construction for this project is occurred from October 2020 to early spring 2021. The signal equipment ordered for the project is delayed due to COVID-19 and will be installed in March 2021.


DesignFall 2018 - Fall 2019
ConstructionOctober 26 - January 2021
Sidewalk, Curb Ramps, and MedianCompleted January 2021
Traffic Signal InstallationMarch 2021

Project contact

Lauren Davini, PE, TE | Traffic Engineer

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