One of our residents, Michael Prince, suggested developing Safe Intersections Safe Strategies for the most problematic intersections as one of the projects to submit for Community Budget Request (CBR) funding consideration. Unfortunately, this suggestion did not finish in the top three in our community rankings, but it did gather enough support that we think it worthy of pursuing.
Coupled with this, we recently found out about the federal Safe Intersections For All (SS4A) grant program, which has a very large funding pot available for cities to submit request funding for plan development and/or plan implementation. This is not something Oakley can submit for by ourself, but our intention is to work with the city to have Oakley be one of the action plans that get developed and then submitted for implementation funding.
So we're looking to move forward with this effort to more fully document the problem areas in Oakley, both to be able to submit for the federal grant funding and future Vision Zero project submissions. Having such a comprehensive plan will allow us to better understand our needs and priorities.
The SS4A program will require a more comprehensive neighborhood plan than Michael's initial request, so we're opening it up to the community to help work on this effort. Below you'll find links to the related programs and their documentation, links to known data sources that need to be incorporated, and a forum for discussion.
Please reach to OCC Pedestrian Safety Co-Chairs Paige Scheidler or Joe Groh if you'd like to be involved in some manner.