The Transportation Section of the Land Use Division provides traffic engineering and transportation planning services for the City. Specifically the section is responsible for:
- Responding to public requests regarding traffic conditions;
- Analyzing existing traffic conditions to determine appropriate improvements;
- Designing traffic improvements to ensure safe and efficient traffic circulation that may include signals, signs, striping, and traffic calming measures;
- Reviewing the traffic aspects of all City and private projects;
- Planning for future transportation improvements to meet future needs;
- Providing City staff representation before the Congestion Management Agency (now known as the Alameda CTC); and
- Coordinating the transportation affairs of the City with other cities and agencies, such as Caltrans.
The Transportation Section also provides a variety of services to San Leandro residents and businesses to assist them in their transportation and traffic-related needs. They include:
Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program
This program is the use of engineered devices (such as speed humps), traffic enforcement and traffic safety education to reduce vehicle speeds and encourage motorists to use appropriate routes, rather than "cut-through" residential areas. For a brief explanation of the Program, click here or to review the full Program, click here.
A key component of the traffic safety education program is the Neighborhood Pace Car Program. The idea behind the program is simple: good drivers help model good driving behavior for others. Drivers who pledge to drive within the speed limit and abide by existing traffic laws are given bumper stickers or window decals to display on their cars to remind others to slow down. For more information, or to participate, click here.
Various traffic safety brochures are available for download:
Please call (510) 577-3482 if you have any questions about this program.
The City is responsible for evaluating the need to install or remove parking restrictions, such as time-limited parking (2-hour, 1-hour, 24-min., etc.), no parking areas, passenger loading zones, etc. For more information, please call (510) 577-3482.
For a one-time fee of $50.00, the City may paint up to 5 feet of red curb on either side of your driveway to improve access. For an application, please call (510) 577-3482.
Speed Radar Trailer
The Police Department has two speed radar trailers that display the speed of vehicles as they pass. To have the trailer placed on your street, please call (510) 577-3226.
Maintenance of Traffic Signals
If you notice a burned out signal light, a turned signal head, or some other type of signal-related malfunction or damage, please call (510) 577-6023.
Over the years the City has collected a tremendous amount of traffic count data. If you would like to know the traffic volume on a particular street, please call (510) 577-3482.
The City has a program to install handicap ramps at intersections. If you know of a corner that needs a ramp, please call (510) 577-3410.
Traffic Signing & Signals
The Transportation Division handles all signing related to traffic; such as stop signs, speed limit signs, warning signs, and signals for traffic control. If you have any questions about the installation of a traffic sign, please call (510) 577-3410.
Safe Routes To School
The City has been fortunate to receive a number of grants to keep our children safe as they travel to and from school. We recently received grant funds for an educational program, which will teach all of our students about traffic safety and the benefits of walking and biking during this and future school years. We also received a grant to fund the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of 136th Avenue and Bancroft Avenue, which was completed in time for the first day of the 2012-13 school year. This unique design provides a safe travel route specifically to benefit our students at San Leandro High.
To view a video of the Kickoff of our Safe Routes to School Program on August 7, 2012, click here.
To view a calendar of major events, click here.
Suggested Routes To School
The City has developed maps for each of the elementary schools that indicate the suggested route that children should travel between their home and school. The maps are provided to all of the elementary schools each fall. For a copy of map, or if you have any questions, please call (510) 577-3410.
A truck is defined as a motor vehicle over twenty (20) feet in length or exceeding a maximum gross weight limit of four and one-half (4 1/2) tons. According to City laws, trucks traveling on City streets are required to stay on the adopted Truck Routes. Trucks traveling through the City (without an origin or destination in the City) are required to stay on the Through Truck Route. Local Trucks (trucks with an origin or destination in San Leandro) may utilize the Local Truck Routes in addition to the Through Truck Routes. When making a delivery that is located off the Truck Route, trucks are required to stay on the Truck Route to the closest point to the delivery prior to diverging from the Truck Route to the delivery point. A copy of the map is available by clicking here. For more information, please contact (510) 577-3410.