Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Data Shows Pedestrian Deaths Were Up In 2012

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one of the sections of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released updated (2012 is the most recent year) traffic Safety Facts for Pedestrians. In 2012, 4,743 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 76,000 were injured in crashes in the United States. On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every 7 minutes in traffic crashes!

Washington State appears to be generally in alignment with the rest of the country when it comes to these statistics. You can find the short report, and numbers by state, here. The state info is on page 10.  

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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.