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SAFETY & SECURITY

There are many crashes involving pedestrians.

New sidewalkIn 2007, there were 492 crashes involving pedestrians in Seattle. Of these crashes, 53 resulted in a disabling injury and 6 were fatalities. (For additional information about pedestrian and bicycle crashes in Seattle, please see the 2007 Pedestrian and Bicycle Collision Report). Through the first quarter of 2008, 124 crashes were reported. While these crash rates are relatively low compared to other major U.S. cities, the Pedestrian Master Plan strives to reduce both the number and severity of crashes involving pedestrians.

To meet this goal, solutions should target the following objectives:

  • Reduce conflicts and collisions between pedestrians and other vehicles
  • Increase separation between pedestrians and vehicles along the roadway

Recommended tools are linked below. In addition to engineering and enforcement tools, education tools are vitally important in reducing the incidence of crashes in Seattle. In certain areas, planning tools may also be valuable.

Recommended Tools

Under each toolbox listed below, you have been directed to categories of tools. Selecting an individual category will link you to the tools from that category that can best be used to address the issue of crashes involving pedestrians.

Design, Engineering, and Universal Access Tools
Travelway Zone

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Community-Based Strategies

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