U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
The City of Phoenix is committed to improving pedestrian safety for all residents and visitors through continued application of sound engineering, educational and enforcement techniques.
The City of Phoenix is committed to an overall 10% reduction in pedestrian crashes, injuries and deaths by the end of calendar year 2016.
The City of Phoenix Police and Street Transportation Departments are responsible for achieving the overall goal. In doing so, these two departments have the committed resources of the rest of the City government.
10% reduction of 5 yr. average per 100,000 residents by 2016:
The City of Phoenix Police and Street Transportation Departments are responsible for achieving the goal.
We have the committed resources of the entire city government.
As part of the ongoing efforts by Phoenix to promote and improve pedestrian safety, Traffic Operations staff will perform Pedestrian Safety Audits on a periodic basis or as needed under special circumstances
Pedestrian Safety Audits are conducted to periodically review areas of town with high pedestrian crash experience and determine if crash patterns exist, and if so, what if anything can be done to improve conditions. The Traffic Safety Section is responsible for identifying the audit locations and coordinating the audits.
Periodcally, the Traffic Safety Section will produce a list of the locations with a high number of pedestrian crashes over a given time period.
One the list is complete, the Safety Section will obtain copies of all collision reports at each location and prepare a Pedestrian Safety Audit checklist and collision diagram for each location. The collision reprots, checklist and diagrams will be verified by the Safety Section Lead before distribution to the Investigations Section Lead.
A Work Order will be issued for each audit location and the police reports/collision diagram will be provided to each appropriate traffic investigator by the Prinicipal pr appropriate Chief Engineering Technincians.
The area investigator will review each collision report and conduct a safety audit of the location checking for infrastructure repair or improvements to the location that might inprove pedestrian service, accessibility, or safety. If nighttime collision pattern exists, a nighttime check may authorized to evaluate lighting and other nighttime conditions.
Once complete, the investigator will complete the Pedestrian Safety Audit checklist for each location and return the checklist and all other documents to an investiagtive Lead for work close out.
All documents will then be forwarded to the Safety Section Lead.
The Traffic Engineering Supervisor, the Safety Section Lead and the area investigator will jointly review the crash reports and documentation and close out the audit. Additional traffic counts or other studies may be requested, which will be conducted under a seperate Work Order.
The closed work order, collision reports, diagrams and checklist will then be placed in archive in the Traffic Safety Section. The electronic Work Order will be retained in the SPARKS II work order tracking system.
Kerry Wilcoxon P.E.
Mike Cynecki P.E.
Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
Pedestrian Safety Audits