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Safe Streets Coalition

The Sonoma County Safe Streets Coalition is a task force formed by Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane. It started as a Crosswalk Safety/Pedestrian Program in September 2011 and evolved into Sonoma County Safe Streets Coalition in August 2012. The Coalition is ongoing and continues to meet regularly to combine forces and collaborate on new projects focused on making our streets safer for pedestrians and bike riders.

Who We Are

The Sonoma County Safe Streets Coalition is a task force formed by Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane. It started as a Crosswalk Safety/Pedestrian Program in September 2011 and evolved into Sonoma County Safe Streets Coalition in August 2012. The Coalition is ongoing and continues to meet regularly to combine forces and collaborate on new projects focused on making our streets safer for pedestrians and bike riders.

Mission and Goals

To bring together a varied coalition with members from relevant public and nonprofit organizations to work together using a collective impact framework to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in Sonoma County.

To continue promoting a very visible campaign to raise awareness of pedestrian and bicycle safety issues in our community.

To share information and resources to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in all communities throughout Sonoma County.

Current Coalition and Partner Projects

Coalition Successes

  • County Distracted Driving Campaign - PSAs across 4 stations, KZST, KJZY, KTRY and KWVF
  • "LOOK" stencils for crosswalks
  • Distribution of bumper stickers
  • Ads in newspapers
  • Take the No Phone Zone Pledge online form
  • "Park the Phone While You Drive" Campaign
  • Billboard on Highway 101 in South Petaluma
  • Signs on the back of American Medical Response ambulances
  • Ads on Sonoma County Transit buses
  • Public Service Announcements on Comcast Cable
  • "It's Up To Us" Campaign:
    • Interior Bus Ads
    • Light Post Vinyl Banners
    • Horizontal Vinyl Banners
    • Light post standard vinyl banners
    • Worked with Schools located in high risk areas for pedestrian collisions and injuries
    • Horizontal vinyl banners distributed to schools and displayed at public safety events promoting pedestrian safety and driver awareness.

Distributed 400 bicycle headlights and 150 taillights and safety information to local organizations that help the homeless as well as to labor centers in order to reach the communities that depend on bicycles for transportation.

Community Partners

A special thank you to our community partners and funders who have donated time, money and public ad space to make these projects possible:

Pacific Gas & Electric Company, St. Joseph Health of Sonoma County, Republic Services, Sonoma County Transit, Petaluma Transit, American Medical Response, SMART, Exchange Bank, Sutter Health, Applebee's, Sonoma State University