• Traffic Safety

  • The Town of Danville supports the safety of those using all modes of transportation: pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.  The Town practices the commonly-accepted elements of successful traffic safety efforts known as the three “E’s”: education, engineering and enforcement.

     

    • Education:  The Town is a collaborative partner in Street Smarts, a San Ramon Valley-wide traffic safety education program aimed at changing pedestrian, cyclist and driver behavior.  Led by the Transportation Services Department, the program includes an elementary school poster and storybook contest, middle school video contest, high school teen driving program and community outreach efforts.  As part of a federally-funded Safe Routes to School grant, Street Smarts also hosts after-school bike rodeos and assemblies at elementary and middle schools.  The Danville Police Department partners with Street Smarts during activities throughout the year.

     

    • Engineering:  Traffic safety is top of mind when designing improvements or additions to existing transportation infrastructure.  The strategic placement and design of traffic calming devices and markings can improve safety along roadways, trails, bike lanes and pathways.  Traffic calming measures may include the installation of speed humps, traffic control signage or infrastructure changes such as raised crosswalks and curb extensions.

     

    • Enforcement: Targeted police enforcement can also increase community awareness of speeding problems and safety concerns.  The Police Department is committed to utilizing its available resources to respond to areas experiencing traffic problems as identified by collision analysis, resident concerns, and conditions observed by enforcement officers.