The goal of Street Smarts is to support safe and easy active transportation, and to reduce the number of crashes and injuries. Our efforts target the leading traffic problems: speeding, distracted driving, and not following traffic safety rules like stop sign compliance and proper helmet use.
In order to make our streets safer, Street Smarts also encourages you to ride a bike or walk whenever you can, and leave your car at home. Fewer cars = safer streets! Plus, the less we use our cars, the less we pollute the air; and clean air means a healthier planet. So strap on your helmet, get out your walking shoes, and let’s hit the streets…the smart way!
Check out the Safe Routes to Sports page to learn how you can use Unitrans to get to Opening Day, Practice, and Games!
Poster Contest 2015!
Aspiring artists showed off their Street Smarts in the City of Davis Street Smarts Poster Contest – Pollution Solutions. Elementary school students were asked to create original artwork illustrating the importance of proper helmet use, safe bicycle riding, crossing the street safely, and safe driving—including awareness about distracted driving and the dangers of talking or texting while on the road. Continuing with the success of previous art shows, ALL entries in the contest are on display in an exhibit at the Davis Arts Center through December 19th. For more information, including lists of finalists and winners, check out our Contests page.
Giving Traffic Safety the Green Light
Launch of the Street Smarts program was an unprecedented public-private traffic safety effort. Partners include: Davis Chamber of Commerce, Davis Downtown Business Association, Davis Farmers Market, Davis Joint Unified School District, Davis Police Department, The Davis Enterprise, Unitrans, UC Davis and Yolo Transportation Management Association.
Just as driving under the influence and recycling campaigns have led to shifts in public behavior, we are optimistic that Street Smarts will positively impact the actions of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. After all, Street Smarts is about respecting the community where we live and work.
Living with safe streets makes Davis a nicer place to live, work, and play. We welcome local businesses, corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals to become involved as Street Smarts partners and sponsors. Please visit our Support and Sponsorship page for these opportunities.