Salem has also released a summary on a new Pedestrian Safety Study.
99 W. 10th Ave.) between 3:30-6:30pm.
You can also download the plan from the Vision Zero project page.
Scattered throughout are memorials to people killed on Eugene roads. They aren't just abstract numbers.
For Salemites, it's worth reading as a model for a project we might undertake and commitment we might make.
|A little bit on jaydriving|
It's only two pages, however. (Update - Here's the full study, and the summary.)
And while it mentions speeding, but does not discuss reducing posted speeds and design speeds. It also focuses more on jaywalking than jaydriving.
DKS identified the following strategies to improve walk safety:"Many pedestrians were seen crossing mid-block at undesired locations or crossing against the pedestrian signal. This trend is supported by the crash data that indicates 65% of nonintersection pedestrian crashes involved pedestrians illegally in the roadway."
- Limit spacing between protected crossings
- Limit conflicts between walkers and turning cars
- Improve roadway and intersection lighting
- Consider pedestrian paths at the planning level
- Address concerning driver and pedestrian behavior using education campaigns and targeted enforcement
- Specific recommendations for the 19 study locations
There's more than a little bit of victim-blaming in that. More than anything it keeps intact and does not disturb the framework of autoism.
There will also be a presentation later this month:
On November 13, the City will host a brown-bag meeting to present the findings of this study and to provide a Question & Answer session. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at Noon in the Salem Public Library Anderson Rooms.Postscript
|At the NACTO conference in Chicago, Peter Norton - via twitter|
When the City releases the full report, we'll come back to this, but it certainly looks like its focus is on the "illegal" behavior of pedestrians and not on the question of how best to provide for safe and comfortable walking in Salem.