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Street Smarts Advisory Committee

Street Smarts was created in 2004 following the tragic deaths of three San Ramon Valley children in two separate traffic-related accidents. Realizing that traffic incidents do not stop at political borders, the San Ramon Valley community came together to create the Street Smarts Program, a traffic safety education program.

In its first year, Street Smarts launched efforts targeted at the elementary school population through a Poster Contest. The program expanded in 2005 to reach middle school students and in 2007, high school students. The program is intended to grow and evolve as new issues relating to traffic safety surface. Currently, the program engages the community through in-school activities and discussions, contests, traffic safety advertising campaigns, and community events.

Street Smarts helps the San Ramon Valley address all three “E’s” of traffic safety. Street Smarts focuses on the education component, while at the same time complementing the work of other agencies that focus on engineering and enforcement.

Street Smarts... a program that helps educate our children and the public about traffic safety and responsibility. To learn more, please visit: http://www.street-smarts.com/

A Collaborative Multi-Agency Effort
  • City of San Ramon
  • Contra Costa County
  • San Ramon Valley Unified School District
  • Town of Danville
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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 PJ Dhoot, Transportation Specialist, at (925) 973-2656.


511 Southwest Contra Costa County
School Year 2015-2016

Reduce Air Pollution, Take Public Transit To School

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Free public transit tickets will be provided as an alternative to driving your student(s) to school. Each Student will receive two (2) 12-Ride County Connection transit tickets (limit 2 tickets per school year).

Please call (925) 973-2650 if you have any questions or need additional information.



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