Between 2009 and 2015, 151 people lost their lives on Sacramento’s streets. As CapRadio's Bob Moffit recently reported, "the City has studied the location and factors of 151 fatalities involving vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians...79 percent of the crashes occurred on 14 percent of the roadways...The highest concentrations of collisions are downtown and in Midtown, in District 4. Almost half of all pedestrian collisions occurred in crosswalks."
While the stats are certainly alarming, walking and biking as alternative transportation modes to the personal vehicle are becoming increasingly more practical in the face of global climate change and densifying development. So how do we take the risk out of walking and bicycling?
Acknowledging that many bicycle and pedestrian fatalities involving vehicles can be prevented, how do we, as a community, start to improve conditions for walkers and bikers of the Midtown Neighborhood?
Good news--one can start to help by simply filling out the survey embedded below! Your input will give us insight as to how we prioritize MNA's efforts in improving the safety conditions of our neighborhood.
In fact, on October 10th, community members will gather at the bimonthly Midtown Neighborhood Association (MNA) meeting to learn about and discuss bicycle and pedestrian safety in the neighborhood from guest speakers of local organizations WalkSacramento and Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA), and from representatives of the City.