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Community Traffic Partners

Overview

Overview

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District partners with various community-based traffic programs in a collaborative effort to ensure student safety, relieve congestion, educate our community, create awareness and address traffic concerns. The school district works with the following programs:

Each program focuses on different aspects of traffic including education, safety and awareness in the San Ramon Valley. For more specific information about the programs, visit their websites or read the introductions below.

Street Smarts

The San Ramon Valley Street Smarts Program is a collaborative partnership between the Town of Danville, City of San Ramon, County of Contra Costa, San Ramon Valley Unified School District, San Ramon Valley Fire District, San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs and community partners.

Street Smarts gets people thinking. The purpose is to address traffic safety problems at its source: in the minds of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.

Street Smarts brings education to the equation. The purpose is to supplement and complement the ongoing efforts involving engineering and enforcement.

Street Smarts works on different levels. The program has been promoted throughout the San Ramon Valley through a brand awareness campaign, community events, school activities and discussions, neighborhood initiatives, corporate sponsorships, banners and more. For more information please view street-smarts.com.

TRAFFIX

TRAFFIX is a traffic congestion relief program funded by Measure J, the 1/2 cent sales tax approved by Contra Costa voters in 2004. Its sole purpose is to reduce traffic congestion caused by parents driving their children to and from school through some of the San Ramon Valley's most congested intersections.

To determine where the program would reduce the most traffic, TRAFFIX conducted comprehensive traffic studies throughout the Valley, and surveyed parents at all San Ramon Valley schools. After careful analysis, TRAFFIX established routes and service for Los Cerros Middle School, Green Valley and Vista Grande Elementary Schools in Danville, and Pine Valley Middle School, Country Club, Neil Armstrong, and Walt Disney Elementary Schools in San Ramon.  In 2012, TRAFFIX added bus routes and service for Monte Vista High School in Danville and California High School in San Ramon.  In 2014, TRAFFIX added a bus route and service for San Ramon Valley High school in Danville and Coyote Creek Elementary School in San Ramon.

TRAFFIX began service in August 2009 with a fleet of new clean-burning buses with state-of-the-art safety features. To encourage parents to stop driving their kids to school, TRAFFIX provides this service at less than half the cost of traditional school bus programs, only $285 for an entire school year. Parents who register early, by the end of the current school year, get the pass for only $210. That works out to about $1 a day — much less than the cost of driving.

TRAFFIX is operated jointly by the Town of Danville, City of San Ramon, Contra Costa County, and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, with funding from Contra Costa County Measure J and County Service Area T-1. For more details on TRAFFIX, please see the FAQ section of this website.

To see if TRAFFIX will serve your address use the Route Finder.

Safe Routes to School

Suggested travel to and from school sites is a key community traffic safety concern. The mission of the San Ramon Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is to raise awareness of pedestrian and traffic safety at school sites.  Launched in 1989, the City of San Ramon’s SRTS Program is a collaborative effort between the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, San Ramon Elementary School sites, and the City. The Program educates school site administrators, parents and children about bicycle safety, pedestrian awareness and traffic concerns. The SRTS Program promotes a comprehensive, proactive approach to securing safety along school routes and on school sites.

The key messages for drivers/parents and children about pedestrian and traffic safety are:

  • Drop-off and pick-up children from appropriate locations; 
  • Obey 25 mph speed limit in school zones and around school sites;
  • Park legally near school sites and walk children to/from school sites;
  • Children should always cross at designated crosswalks;
  • Do not use cell phones when driving to/from school sites;
  • Parents should always hold the hand of children, especially those under 8 years of age when crossing the street; and
  • Slow down in areas where children are walking to school.

This joint collaboration between the City and Schools has produced an effective program that reaches out to all Elementary school students and promotes bicycle, pedestrian and traffic safety. For more information on the SRTS program, contact the City of San Ramon Transportation Division Main Line: 925-973-2650

511 Contra Costa

511 Contra Costa is a comprehensive Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program that promotes alternatives to the single occupant vehicle. They encourage what they call “green commutes” via the utilization of alternative modes of transportation that eliminate traffic congestion and improve air quality by maximizing the use of our entire transportation network. Commute options include carpooling, vanpooling, telecommuting, biking, public transit, and walking.

Street Smarts

TRAFFIX

Safe Routes to School

511 Contra Costa Transit Program 

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