Safe Routes To School Program

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Public Works has developed three phases to provide Safe Routes To School (SRTS) to reduce injuries and fatalities to students while encouraging increased walking and bicycling. The three phases include constructing facilities and enhancing the safety of pathways, trails, sidewalks and crosswalks for pedestrians and bicyclists who are primarily in grades K-12. Staff applied for several SRTS grants and received over $3,000,000 for safety-related improvements and educational programs for schools in the Glendale Unified School District (“GUSD”). As a part of those grants, the City sponsored a series of educational programs for students and parents include a Walk-To-School Program, International Walk-To-School Day and bike safety classes for various schools

Construction for the Safe Routes include:

  • Modification of curb returns and installation of bulb-outs;
  • Installation of new curb ramps meeting current Federal ADA requirements;
  • Reconstruction/Resurfacing of existing pavement at select intersections;
  • Removal of existing street trees that are in conflict with the proposed improvements and planting new trees;
  • Modification of an existing catch basins;
  • Traffic Signal Modification at the north west corner of Broadway and Chevy Chase Drive;
  • Installation of traffic speed tables, traffic striping, pavement markings and traffic circles. 

Phase 2 started on June 6, 2013 & ended on August 8, 2013 effecting the following schools: 

  1. Lincoln Elementary School
  2. Jefferson Elementary School
  3. Muir Elementary School
  4. Marshall Elementary School
  5. Mann Elementary School

Phase 3 construction is scheduled to start June 2016 until August 2016 effecting the following schools:

  1. Chamlian Armenian School
  2. Valley View  Elementary School
  3. Franklin Elementary School
  4. Thomas Edison Elementary School
  5. Cerritos Elementary School

Community Meeting: Saturday, October 17th from 10:00AM-12:00PM at Glendale's Fire Department's Environmental Management Center Community Room, 780 Flower Street, Glendale 91201.