Saratoga Safer Streets is 100+ Neighbors Strong

In a few short months, over a hundred of our Grand Avenue neighbors have signed up on this website to let their voices be heard. Many of you took a poll when you signed up. The tables below show the poll results. We all know that Grand Avenue is dangerous for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and residents and we want change now.

Who are we?

We live on Grand Avenue30
We live in neighborhoods off Grand Avenue60
Don’t live on, but use Grand Avenue6

How do we use Grand Avenue?

We drive94%
We walk73%
We bike or skateboard44%
Our family members drive71%
Our family members walk60%
Our family members bike or skateboard45%

What have we experienced on Grand Avenue?

Witnessed drivers speeding above the posted 30mph speed limit92%
Swerved to pass a biker or pedestrian71%
Had someone tailgate us or drive aggressively73%
Witnessed an accident34%
Had an accident or incident occur at or near my home23%
Had property damage due to a traffic accident/incident14%
Worried about the increasing speed of cars77%
Worried about the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists91%
Seen a notable increase in traffic on Grand Ave61%

When is Grand Avenue the most dangerous?

Early commute (6:30-7:30am)25%
High School Morning Commute (7:30-8:15am)69%
Mid Morning (8:15-11:00am)22%
Lunchtime (11:00am-1:00pm)13%
Afternoon (1:00-2:30pm)14%
High School Afternoon Commute (2:30-4:30pm)56%
Evening Commute (4:30-7:30pm)82%
Other times (7:30pm-6:30am)16%

What would we like to see change?

A formal safety assessment of Grand Avenue75%
Police Enforcement of the posted speed limit51%
Radar sign enforcement of the posted speed limit38%
White shoulder lines added to the road66%
Multi-direction stop signs added at dangerous intersections61%
Clearly marked signs for blind driveways and roads36%
Addition of bike lanes, sidewalks, mixed-use trails89%