Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bicycle/Pedestrian Fatalities Increase In 2011

The common perception seems to be that a lot of people get hit by cars while walking or biking around here lately. New data is out from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 2011 thought and it shows a nationwide increase in bicycle, pedestrian and traffic deaths.

Last year, 677 cyclists were killed in the United States -- an 8.7 percent increase over 2010 and 3 percent more pedestrians were killed. So what's behind the increases?
StreetsBlog looks at some of the contributing factors.

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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.