What is this indicator?
This indicator measures the number of vehicle-to-pedestrian collisions.
Why is it important?
The City of Santa Monica is committed to promoting a safe and walkable community that meets the needs of its residents and visitors. Making conditions safer for walking will encourage a greater number of people to utilize healthy, sustainable modes of transportation. The City has adopted a two-fold strategy to reduce the number of collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians. The strategy includes both a strong educational campaign and modifications to the existing landscapes in the community. The goal is to create a community where pedestrians safely share the roadways with motor vehicles.
How are we doing?
In 2018, there were 79 vehicle-pedestrian collisions in Santa Monica. This is number has decreased from the previous year with 93 vehicle-pedestrian collisions. The 2020 target is a downward trend in the number of vehicle-pedestrian collisions and all other types of collisions.
If the current downward trend continues, we are on track to meet the 2020 target. The City is committed to reducing the number of collisions and improve the safety of our streets. In 2016, City Council adopted the Pedestrian Action Plan and is committed to achieving a goal of Vision Zero. In working towards Vision Zero, the City launched a campaign called Take the Friendly Road to raise awareness and engage the community about transportation safety.