Caltrans has awarded the City of Alameda $276,900 in state Safe Routes to School Program funds for a project serving mainly students at and , state officials announced recently. The total cost of the project is estimated at $308,000.
The project area includes Grand Street between Otis and Shoreline drives; Otis between Grand and Sandalwood Isle; and Sandcreek Way between Otis and Willow Street.
The project will include raised medians, bulb-outs, installation of a crosswalk, fencing, signs, striping, pavement markings and "encouraging enforcement," according to Caltrans officials.
Safe Routes to School projects are designed to increase safety and help reduce injuries and fatalities among children in grades K-12 who walk and bicycle to school.
To date, the state and federal Safe Routes to School programs have awarded $472 million for safety projects around California’s schools, Caltrans said.
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