Want to know what transportation projects are proposed for Spokane County, what your alternatives are to driving alone, and how to find out about local road closures or backups caused by accidents and other incidents? This blog is designed to educate the public on all transportation-related issues in Spokane County.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Top Ten Deadliest States For Pedestrians
So where do you think the most pedestrians are being hurt in collisions with vehicles? I know Spokane has somewhat of a reputation for being dangerous for walkers and bikers, but Washington didn't rank as one of the ten deadliest states for pedestrians.
So where do the most pedestrian-vehicle collisions occur? Why? Who is hurt most often?
SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.
SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.