This month, BSS completed the City's first project with funding from California's Active Transportation Program. The project supports The Mayor's Vision Zero goal of making safety the highest priority of the City's streets. Under the leadership of Councilman Gil Cedillo, the Bureau delivered a safer environment for pedestrians in Chinatown. On Yale Street, the Bureau constructed two midblock curb extensions that safely connect Castelar Elementary School and the Alpine Recreation Center. The area now includes median islands with drip irrigation, a continental crosswalk and proper signage. These safety measures will prevent poor driving behavior near the school and will also minimize the distance for hundreds of children crossing the street. In collaboration with the Department of Water and Power, the Department of Transportation and the Bureau of Street Lighting, the Bureau completed the construction in just eight weeks over summer recess to minimize disruptions for Castelar School's students.