The Butterfield Corridor
Safe Streets Committee
The Fall Meeting Notes for October 17, are available!
What can you do when you encounter reckless driving?
If you experience a dangerous event and it’s in progress, call 911 and Sheriff’s office will be notified and send response or notify the CHP.
If you observe ongoing unsafe behavior, record time, location, and license plate number (if possible), and report to CHP at 415-924-1100 or CHPMarin@chp.ca.gov.
They will then contact the person or send them a letter.
Thank you for your help in keeping Butterfield safe!
Please Stop for Yellow Buses!
Yellow school buses are back in the Ross Valley and as you’ve probably noticed, on Butterfield specifically! Just a reminder to all drivers that we are required to stop for the stop sign when activated on a school bus. The fine for violation of California vehicle code section 22454 (a) CVC is $680 for failure to stop for a school bus with flashing signals. The DMV point for this violation is 1 point.
Here’s the section:
22454. (a) The driver of any vehicle, upon meeting or overtaking, from either direction, any school bus equipped with signs as required in this code, that is stopped for the purpose of loading or unloading any schoolchildren and displays a flashing red light signal and stop signal arm, as defined in paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 25257, if equipped with a stop signal arm, visible from front or rear, shall bring the vehicle to a stop immediately before passing the school bus and shall not proceed past the school bus until the flashing red light signal and stop signal arm, if equipped with a stop signal arm, cease operation.
If you’re getting caught in traffic going to and from work or errands, you may want to consider moving your commute time a bit forward or back if possible. Thank you for keeping our kids safe!
Butterfield Corridor Safe Streets Committee
THANK YOU FOR DRIVING CAREFULLY!
The Butterfield Corridor Safe Streets Committee wants to thank you for driving carefully as the kids go back to school and there are more walkers, bikers and busses on the road! All three of our area schools (Brookside, Hidden Valley, San Domenico) are in full swing and promoting green commuting to their students and parents.
Just a quick reminder of tips for driving on the Butterfield corridor and especially in our school zone areas:
Slow Down. The simplest thing any driver can do when there are new driving hazards is slow down.
Allow More Time. As a new school year begins allow yourself more time to get where you are going until you can figure out the effects of increased traffic.
Stay Alert. School is back in session, so make sure all phones and distractions are out of sight.
Be Mindful of Pick Up and Drop Off Areas for our Neighborhood Schools. Don’t block these important locations.
Look Out for Kids at Crosswalks and Using the Bike Lanes. Remember to yield to children/parents in crosswalks and slow down when passing kids on bikes.
Parking. If you park on Butterfield, please park so that pedestrians and cyclists can pass without being forced into the traffic lane.
Try a Green Commute. Carpool, bike, walk or take the bus when possible!
Who are we?Butterfield Corridor Safe Streets Committee (BCSS) is a collaboration of community members, Sleepy Hollow Homes Association, schools (Brookside, Hidden Valley, San Domenico), law enforcement, Safe Routes, representatives from County and Town of San Anselmo. Our goal is to see Butterfield Road become a safer street for us all to travel on, most especially our kids.
Launched in October 2014, the Butterfield Corridor Safe Streets Committee is a community collaboration between the Sleepy Hollow Homes Association, our three local schools (Brookside, Hidden Valley, and San Domenico), all three law enforcement agencies serving the Butterfield Corridor (Sheriff, Central Marin Police Authority, and CHP), and department of public works from both County and San Anselmo.
Our vision is to work together, in a coordinated fashion, to address traffic concerns, improve safety for all modes of travel, and reduce school related traffic congestion throughout the Butterfield Road corridor.
As we’ve all experienced, despite the strength of strong Safe Routes programs in our local schools, the Butterfield Road corridor, though generally safe, is highly trafficked, especially during school hours, and without sidewalks or dedicated bike paths along its entire length, poses challenges for kids walking and biking to school.
The purpose of the group will be:
- To develop a coordinated, much-needed public outreach and education campaign reminding all drivers to slow down, park carefully, be cautious especially during school drop off and pick up times;
- To reinforce and support efforts encouraging walk/bike/carpool to school, work and just generally getting around;
- Include and leverage the education and enforcement muscle law enforcement can bring to this community effort; and
- Provide a community forum to discuss larger traffic concerns and potential infrastructure improvements - all with the goal of making our streets safer and inviting for all our walkers and bikers.