Safe Routes for Seniors Engineering Design Services (City of Hayward)

Safe Routes for Seniors Engineering Design Services (City of Hayward)

In response to high rate of pedestrian injury collisions in downtown Hayward, the City has developed a Safe Routes for Seniors program that focuses on improving pedestrian crossing safety for this vulnerable population. W-Trans led an effort to work with the City and community members to identify critical needs at four study intersections and to design crossing improvements to address the identified needs. Recommendations included modifications of signal phasing and infrastructure to eliminate conflicts between turning vehicles and crossing pedestrians, addition of directional ramps to facilitate crossings for mobility-impaired individuals, and realignment of skewed intersections. Construction work is underway.