Alta helped the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) and the Cities/Counties of San Mateo County (C/CAG) evaluate their existing Safe Routes to School program, plan strategically for the next five years, and develop an analysis to support member cities in prioritizing infrastructure improvements and programming to address recorded collisions.

Alta developed the following through this project:

  • The 2015-16 to 2019-20 Five-Year Evaluation Report identifies accomplishments and challenges surrounding project goals of engagement and reach, equity, safety, and mode split.
  • The Youth-Based High-Injury Network (y-HIN) helps prioritize future improvements by identifying segments in road networks where youth-involved pedestrian and bicycle collisions have occurred. County agencies and local cities can use this analysis to expand educational safety programs that address safe walking and biking practice, redesign student access to schools to minimize their exposure to vehicular traffic, and demonstrate need when applying for grants to improve infrastructure.
  • Detailed collision profile infographics by jurisdiction that outline the y-HIN, collision trends, school and community equity analysis, and reported collision causes that relate to severe, youth, and active collisions for each city in the County. These profiles and additional collision analysis were used to inform the selection of countermeasures that can be implemented to provide safer routes to schools.
  • The San Mateo County 2022-23 to 2026-27 SRTS Strategy deepens intra-agency partnership throughout the county, envisions a program that increases the number of families safely using active transportation for the school commute, delivers the SRTS program with an equity lens, develops a sustainable SRTS program, and measures progress, evaluates impacts, and continually improves the program.