Safety Performance Measures
Rate of crashes involving pedestrians
This measure would compare crash trends in terms of pedestrian exposure. The exposure number used for this measure would be the number of pedestrian trips as measured in the 2006 Puget Sound Regional Council Household Travel Survey. The crash figure would be annual police-reported crashes. The performance target would be a decreasing rate of pedestrian crashes.
Change in vehicle speeds
This measure would compare the 85th percentile speed on identified corridors in the city. The numbers used for this measure would be generated from the 85th percentile speed counts conducted by SDOT. The performance target would be a reduction in 85th percentile speeds along corridors identified by SDOT.
School participation in pedestrian safety, education, and encouragement programs
This measure would track the number of public schools that participated in pedestrian safety, education, and encouragement programs. The performance target would be that all public schools participate in a pedestrian program within the next 10 years. To accomplish this, an average of 10 schools per year would need to participate in a pedestrian program. SDOT would need to collect information from schools on participation and should consider developing a database that specifies the program that was offered at each school and the date.
Driver and pedestrian awareness of pedestrian laws
This measure would track driver and pedestrian awareness of pedestrian laws. One question would be designated on the KAB survey to reflect (and serve as a proxy for) awareness of pedestrian laws. The performance target would be an increasing rate of awareness of pedestrian laws amongst both pedestrians and drivers.