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Performance Measures and Targets

This table provides detailed information about the Pedestrian Mater Plan performance measures. Click on the highlighted text below to link to a description of each measure and its target.

Goal Performance Measure Baseline Measurement Performance Target Data Collection Frequency Data Collection Responsibility
Safety
Reduce the number and severity of crashes involving pedestrians.
Rate of crashes involving pedestrians Calculated using 2008 total reported crashes divided by pedestrian trips (as measured in the 2006 Puget Sound Regional Council Household Travel Survey) Decreasing rate Should match the rate of the PSRC Household Travel Survey SDOT reports
Change in vehicle speeds on identified corridors Measured 85th percentile vehicle speed on identified corridors Reduction in 85th percentile vehicle speeds Annually SDOT
School participation in pedestrian safety, education, and encouragement programs Total number of public schools that participated in a program in 2008 Reach all schools in 10 years. Average 10 schools per year. Annually (10 year horizon) SDOT, schools, police
Driver and pedestrian awareness of pedestrian laws Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior (KAB) survey results (2009) Increasing awareness. Every five years (or to match the rate of the KAB survey) SDOT
Equity
Make Seattle a more walkable city for all through equity in public engagement, service delivery, and capital investments.
City investments toward Top Tier projects in High Priority Areas Inventory / proposed project list Percent increase in system completion each year Annually SDOT and DPD
Increase public engagement about pedestrian issues Number of “hits” on Seattle Pedestrian Program web page in 2007 Increasing number of “hits” Annually SDOT
Increase transit ridership Number of boardings and alightings (by stop or route) in 2008 Percent increase Annually King County (and eventually Sound Transit)
Mode share (more people walking) Percentage of trips made on foot (as measured in the 2006 PSRC Household Travel Survey) Increasing percentage of trips Should match the rate of the PSRC Household Travel Survey SDOT reports
Vibrancy
Develop a pedestrian environment that sustains healthy communities and supports a vibrant economy.
Increase streetscape vibrancy Number of street use permits that include streetscape elements Increasing number of permits Every two years through 2020 SDOT
Increase pedestrian volumes in selected count locations Volume of pedestrians in selected count locations throughout the city Increasing number of pedestrians in selected count locations over time Every two years SDOT, OED, MidCity, DSA, PR
Health
Raise awareness of the important role of walking in promoting health and preventing disease.
Self-reported physical activity Percent of respondents reporting little or no physical activity Decreasing percentage Every two years (or to match the rate of the King County health survey) King County
Increase number of children walking or biking to or from school Number of children walking to school as measured in school travel surveys completed by schools participating in the Federal Safe Routes to School program (before and after surveys) Increasing number of trips Surveys should be done yearly while programs are active SDOT reports
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